Join us for Marion County’s 24 hour giving day – Give4Marion!

Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of Ocala/Marion’s day of giving – an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community. We need your help! Please join[…]

Little bear just missed the hurricane!

Meet Gabby! She is an orphaned wild Louisiana black bear cub. She and her mother were both underweight, and then her mother was hit by a car. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries called us on Sunday with a request for assistance. We picked her up today to get her out of the area[…]

You did it! You made us a “Top Rated Nonprofit” again for 2020!

Volunteer. Donate. Review. A positive online presence helps to give donors a sense of security in donating to the sanctuary. This directly benefits the animals. Thanks to your kind words of support, we have earned the GreatNonprofits Top Rated award again this year.

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[…]