Join us at the Festival of Trees

DATES: November 29 – December 2, 2017 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 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 sounds[…]

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Wild Side 5K is almost here!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 8:00am For full details, visit the race website at www.WildSide5K.org 5K Run: Early registration ends October 23, 2017: $25 Standard Registration until October 24-30, 2017: $30 Late Registration October 31 – November 11, 2017: $35 5K Walk: Early registration ends October 23, 2017: $25 Standard Registration until October 24-30, 2017: $30 Late[…]

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Greta, orphaned bear cub

Our newest arrival

Meet Greta – our newest orphaned bear cub We received a call from Florida Fish & Wildlife last night, asking if we had room for her. This cub’s mother was hit by a car and she was still attempting to nurse as her mother’s body was collected from the roadside. She arrived this morning. This[…]

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Bad news is usually followed by good news

Sometimes, when things look bad, it helps to focus on the good that follows. That is how we have continued to get through almost 20 years of ups and downs, continuing to grow and improve the sanctuary every step of the way. Here are our latest issues and how they are working out: We were[…]

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We made it through Hurricane Irma!

The animals are all safe, their safety areas held strong. The new building is intact even though it had no doors or windows installed yet. The bad bad news is that we have tons of trees down and lots of them landed on our perimeter fence. In he end, not too bad. Nothing some extra[…]

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They are here! Two cougars arrive at Forest Animal Rescue

Yesterday, in the early morning rain, Kurt & Lisa Stoner from Forest Animal Rescue met the rest of the team, friends from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) at the Miami International Airport.   We have worked together for two long years to move two Patagonian Pumas (cougars)[…]

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Construction is underway!

Our Bob Barker Animal Care Building is finally going up!   The painful waiting game is finally over. After a tedious process of designing the building, followed by 8 1/2 months struggling through red tape to obtain the Marion County building permit, we are finally allowed to build! We brought in fill, cleared trees, built[…]

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