National Kitten Day July 10, 2020

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[…]

How Marion has kept its COVID-19 numbers low

(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[…]

New rescue amid COVID-19 situation

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[…]

What about animals and COVID-19?

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[…]

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CO-FOUNDER REGARDING COVID-19

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[…]

Today we have some heartbreaking news…

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[…]