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[…]

Another update on Timber’s condition

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[…]

Introducing Yukon to Timber….failed.

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,[…]

In memory of David Stern

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[…]

Legitimate Sanctuaries versus Pseudo-Sanctuaries

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[…]

Rescue update: Yukon arrived safely and is settling in

After the facility in California, where this wolf was living, closed amidst financial difficulties, they surrendered their licenses to the State of California. California Department of Fish and Wildlife chose to send Yukon to Forest Animal Rescue in Florida for lifetime care at a TRUE sanctuary. Yukon arrived, tired from the long ride in the[…]

Yukon is on his way!

Yukon, a rescued wolf is on his way to Forest Animal Rescue! This poor wolf was living at a facility in California that closed, surrendering its permits to the State of California, amid financial struggles. This left almost 500 animals seeking shelter. After thorough examination, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife chose to place[…]