THE ABUSE STOPS HERE!
#Give4Marion is today! It started at 10am this morning, September 21, 2021 and will continue through 10am tomorrow. This is your chance to have your gift matched and double your impact for the animals, or to give any amount during the ‘power hours’ to help us win a prize for the highest number of donors.[…]
#Give4Marion starts Today at 10:00am! Throughout the day, there are opportunities to have your gift matched 100% (up to $100) and also prizes for the nonprofit that has the largest number of individual donors during certain hours of the day. Donate Now
The Give4Marion 24-hour charitable giving campaign starts tomorrow (Sept. 21) at 10 am and ends Wednesday (Sept. 22) at 10 am We invite you to support Forest Animal Rescue, which is dedicated to the lifetime care of abused, neglected, and exploited wild animals in a true sanctuary setting. When you give, you are helping to meet the[…]
Give4Marion is a 24-hour fundraising event hosted by the Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County, raising money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform. During these 24-hours, we come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits, connect donors to community needs, and strengthen nonprofit capacity. The Community Foundation intends to[…]
We recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by WUFT / PBS and the interview will be on the radio at 7:30am on Sunday, June 12, 2021. We discussed how the sanctuary started, some of the animals’ stories and how people can help. Please listen and share it with your friends! The recorded podcast can[…]
Gabby, the wild bear cub that we have been rehabilitating for six months, has finally been released! We met the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and she was released in a wildlife management area wearing a GPS collar that is designed to fall off before she outgrows it. Be sure to watch all the[…]
Although there is no doubt that the intentions are good, many of the bunnies end up neglected when the kids lose interest after the initial excitement wears off. Please consider buying chocolate bunnies for your kids this year or, if you think your family can provide a good and stable home for a bunny, consider[…]
We are sad to announce that we lost our beloved tiger, Roy, Saturday night. Roy had a mass on his elbow that was nonsurgical. We lost his brother, Tony to the same issue a year ago. Apparently, these tumors were a combination of genetics and the fact that the tigers lived in a small space[…]
Meet the animals
We are their last hope- their last stop
Cougars (pumas)Click here for details
TigersClick here for details
American Black BearsClick here for details
LemursClick here for details
African servalsClick here for details
WolvesClick here for details
Capuchin MonkeysClick here for details
Spider MonkeysClick here for details
Wild Black Bear Cubs for Rehabilitation and ReleaseClick here for details
Sulcata TortoisesClick here for details
A Few Domestic AnimalsClick here for details
BatsClick here for details
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Wild Animal Sanctuary and Educational Facility
Where do the animals come from?
Since 1998, Forest Animal Rescue (formerly known as Peace River Refuge & Ranch) has provided rescued wild animals with the space and peace that they need to heal and thrive.
They are given the best in veterinary care, a healthy diet and playmates of their own kind as appropriate.
Animals rescued from captive situations regain confidence as their bodies gain strength, and they learn to appreciate the humans who have come to their aid.
As a true sanctuary, the animals we rescue are never bred, sold or exploited in any way. They are not asked to do anything except be who they are and learn to thrive under the warmth and compassion of our caring staff.
Rescuing Captive Wildlife from Abuse or Exploitation
Our permanent residents have been confiscated by authorities, used in research, abandoned to starve or have been attempted pets that failed because of their wild nature
Rehabilitation and Release of Wild Black Bears
Orphaned or injured wild bear cubs are nurtured and rehabilitated with minimal human interaction so that they learn to thrive on their own and can be released back into the wild.
Education to drive change
We are not open to the public as an attraction or zoo; the only visitors allowed are through guided tours, offered only twice monthly. We have strong volunteer and internship programs to educate others on the issues facing wild animals in captivity and the plight of their wild counterparts