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From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year The animals have all of our friends to thank for the opportunity to live their lives in peaceful sanctuary. We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and wish you a wonderful holiday season surrounded by[…]
We were invited to share what we do and tell others about the 2:1 match to help raise TRIPLE the money for the animals!
One of our generous donors has committed to helping us raise money so we can continue our rapid rate of construction and growth. Between now and December 31, 2017 – All general fund donations will be MATCHED TWO TO ONE up to $68,000!! This means that each dollar you donate will MATCHED with TWO MORE DOLLARS![…]
DATES/TIMES: November 29, 4:00pm – 8:00pm November 30, 10:00am – 8:00pm December 1, 10:00am – 8:00pm December 2, 10:00am – 6:00pm (Live auction of trees and wreaths at 5:00pm) LOCATION: The Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Rd, Weirsdale, FL 32195 Free for the public to enjoy! Walk though a forest of decorated trees to the[…]
You can donate through our website (using the green donation box) – OR – You can pick a square below and give through our special GivingGrid and upload your favorite photo to show your support! Let’s fill the grid with photos from our supporters!
This year, in celebration of #GivingTuesday on November 28th, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are teaming up to match up to $2 million in donations. Starting at 8am EST (5AM PST), donations to nonprofits made through Facebook’s charitable giving tools on November 28th can be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching[…]
Giving Tuesday – a Global Giving Movement Giving Tuesday was created to unite us all in a day of generosity, to make a difference in the world any way we choose at the start of this busy holiday season. You can help the animals on Tuesday November 28th by donating any amount to Forest Animal[…]
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
Where do the animals come from?
and what do we do with them?
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