Founded in 2002, the Fauna Sanctuary was established to financially assist organizations that provide refuge for captive chimpanzees. In addition, it funds educational programs about the lives of chimpanzees in captivity in North America, their use in the entertainment business, biomedical research and as pets. In large part, it supports the work of the Fauna Foundation the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada. Founded in 1997, by Ms. Gloria Grow, Director and Dr. Richard Allan, DVM, the Fauna Foundation is a 150+ acre sanctuary on the South Shore of Montreal. Fauna provides for some 150 animals of more than twelve different species. The Foundation, provides retirement with dignity and respect to eleven chimpanzees, (aged 18-45) ten of whom are former biomedical research subjects. The work of the Fauna Foundation is the focus of the PBS Nature documentary – Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History.