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THE ABUSE STOPS HERE!
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[…]
It has been 9 days since Timber’s injury and life-saving surgery, but she still will not eat – so we decided to get a closer look. She was anesthetized for a thorough examination of her progress toward healing and to see if we can figure out why she refuses to eat. (her previous update is here) She[…]
It has been a week since Timber’s life-threatening injury and major surgery. (see details here) She is continuing to heal and looking brighter today. This poor girl is clearly still in pain, but she is getting her medications on schedule and we are hopeful that things will continue to improve as planned. She is scheduled[…]
Timber is a wolf/wolfdog that was rescued by our sanctuary in 2012. Her companion passed away over a year ago and last month we were finally able to rescue another wolf, Yukon, to be her companion so she wouldn’t be lonely anymore. After weeks of living next to one another and showing signs of wanting to be together,[…]
David and Dianne have generously supported our sanctuary for fourteen years. They assisted us at our old location in Zolfo Springs, FL and have continued their support as we moved the entire sanctuary and rebuilt from scratch at an even larger location in Silver Springs, FL. Their gifts were always directed to wherever they were[…]
We are sad to announce that our beloved Tony, the tiger, passed away Wednesday night. Tony had a mass on his elbow (fibrosarcoma) that affected his mobility and was nonsurgical, he got along pretty well for a while, but eventually, it took over. It was clear to us that it was his end, and we[…]
Through midnight tonight, a generous donor is MATCHING all gifts to our general fund up to $30,000! We hope your Holiday Season has been filled with warmth and time spent with loved ones. The rescued animals at Forest Animal Rescue have been very fortunate – the gifts to help care for them in 2020 have[…]
The recent tragic situation where a Moorpark, California woman was mauled by her two tigers while she was inside their enclosure illustrates EXACTLY why legitimate sanctuaries do not behave like this. Tigers and other wild animals are beautiful, majestic, powerful animals that deserve our utmost respect. They do not deserve to have their lives threatened[…]
Meet the animals
We are their last hope- their last stop
BobcatsBobcats Click here for details Wild Cats
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
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