Forest Animal Rescue featured on Animal Outtakes

WWSB ABC7 Sarasota featured our sanctuary on their May 7, 2022 episode of Animal Outtakes – Episode 24, Season 9. We’d like to thank Donte’s Den and Marcia Panuce for showcasing Forest Animal Rescue on this segment.  A special thank you to Michelle Silliman, Videographer/Editor of WWSB ABC 7 Animal Outtakes for the wonderful photography[…]

In loving memory

Lila Hepner served on Forest Animal Rescue’s Board of Directors as Secretary. We are very saddened to share that Lila passed away on February 2nd, 2022, after a brief but valiant struggle with complications from major surgery. Her final hours were peaceful and attended by family. A formal memorial service will not be planned. Lila requested to have[…]

“Tiger Queens” Celebrates True Saviors for Captive Felines and Highlights the Dangers of Big Cat Pseudo-Sanctuaries

More tigers are held in captivity across the U.S. than remain in the wild globally, estimates suggest. The Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance (BCSA) is a coalition of wildlife rescuers, reputable sanctuaries, and animal advocates working to eliminate the trade in “pet” wildcats and the commercial exploitation of exotic felines nationwide. Seeking to raise awareness about[…]

Wild bear cub rehabilitated and released!

Gabby, the wild bear cub that we have been rehabilitating for six months, has finally been released! We met the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and she was released in a wildlife management area wearing a GPS collar that is designed to fall off before she outgrows it. Be sure to watch all the[…]

Our winter newsletter is online!

Just in time for a day off – you can take a minute and read the latest happenings at the sanctuary in our newsletter. Click below to read it in your browser or download it for later.

Please join us in welcoming our four newest residents

Please join us in welcoming our four newest residents – Two pairs of ring-tailed lemurs (with another female to arrive soon) – They will be in their quarantine habitat for a few weeks until we can neuter the males and then we will integrate them into our big lemur habitat with the others.

Now we need your help to name them!

Make a gift to help the animals and suggest a name at the same time! http://forestanimalrescue.org