THE ABUSE STOPS HERE!
National Kitten Day on July 10th purrfectly celebrates the cuddly warmth of a kitty. The miniature furballs of energy snuggle their way into our hearts with no effort all. Within a flick of their tiny ears, we’re in love. The day aims to remind us that while kittens are well equipped to find their way[…]
(Ocala Gazette www.ocalagazette.com) The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ocala/Marion County has jumped sharply in recent weeks. Yet the community remains among Florida’s best at avoiding the ravages of coronavirus, according to state data. As of July 1, Marion County reported 727 total coronavirus cases, with 477 added just since June 1, state Health[…]
Late last night, we received a call to rescue an African serval – a small wild cat. “Simba” – the 2-year-old serval had not done anything wrong; he was simply an attempted pet and found himself in an inappropriate situation. With all of the quarantine and stress of the Coronavirus pandemic, we needed a little[…]
MAY 5-26, 2020 – Help Forest animal receive our share of $5 Million in state and national match funds
The global day of action will rally people around the world to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities at the grassroots level. This time the giving continues through May 26! This movement encourages people to take action to provide immediate aid to the nonprofit community. The social sector is in crisis at[…]
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The CDC announced from recent studies on COVID-19 that a portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms or who are pre-symptomatic can transmit the virus to others. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms, according to the[…]
I, along with many of you, am experiencing impacts on my personal and professional life in ways I have never known. We will need to change how we live, how we work, and how we operate and manage our sanctuary programs in this unprecedented and extremely stressful time. At Forest Animal Rescue, the safety and[…]
Timber, unfortunately, did not survive her ordeal. We received the results of her bloodwork last night, showing that she was suffering from acute septicemia that was not previously apparent as well as some preexisting liver damage had not yet created symptoms. With these complications amidst everything else, she passed away in her sleep overnight. We[…]
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We are their last hope- their last stop
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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
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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 Wildlifeuse or Negect
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.
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