The action never stops!
All general fund donations dated before December 31, 2018 will be MATCHED 2:1 up to $15,000!! This means that each dollar you donate will bring TRIPLE the benefit to the animals!
As we do every year, we are sharing the photos of our animals enjoying their gifts again this year. It always feels good to see the animals enjoy the thrill of surprises. Click on a photo to see it full size and be ready to smile! Watch for more updates coming soon Juanita was so[…]
You survived Black Friday…now you can help the animals at no cost to you for Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday! On Cyber Monday: This could be one of the easiest ways you can ever help us support the animals – and it’s free! If you shop on Amazon – ANYTIME & EVERY TIME – .5% of what[…]
If you didn’t receive one in the mail, you can download and read it here: Know the latest news about the sanctuary and the animals we rescue (Click the image)
Bob Barker did it again! Please join us in thanking this wonderful man for his generous support. He donated much needed funds to our sanctuary to purchase a new tractor and cover other important expense for our educational and animal care programs. It is so fantastic to have the support of such an amazing animal[…]
URGENT: May 31st is the LAST DAY TO HELP THE ANIMALS WIN A $20,000 GRANT! It only takes 2 minutes – just click the link below and share your experience with the sanctuary. If you do it today, you will help us to UPHOLD OUR TITLE AND qualify to win a $20,000 media grant! As[…]
It has been a long time coming, but we think we have figured out which of the tigers rescued from Colorado will be best friends with Roy. Eva met Roy today in the newest acreage habitat for the tigers. Enjoy some video clips of their introduction… We will keep you posted as we continue with[…]
Meet the animals
The reasons we all work so hard
Tigers and African servalsClick here for details
Spider monkeys, Capuchins and LemursClick here for details
American Black BearsClick here for details
Wolf & Wolf HybridClick here for details
Bats, Equines, Domestic cats, TortoisesClick here for details
Wild Black Bear Cubs for Rehabilitation and ReleaseClick here for details
Wild Animal Sanctuary and Educational Faciltiy
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 Negect
Our permanent residents have 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
Would you like to help the animals?
we love our interns and volunteers!
Part Time Local Volunteers
If you live locally and would like to help out as your schedule allows – this program is for you!
Learn about our internship program and download an application
Full Time Residential Volunteers
Full time volunteers stay in our lodging and work alongside our interns every day
Alternative Break Groups
We host ASB groups throughout the year, contact us to learn more