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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Help name the cougars from Argentina

After 15 years at a zoo in Argentina, these magnificent cats have never been given names. Now that they are at Forest Animal Rescue and will experience a true sanctuary for the rest of their lives, they need NAMES. Before September 30th, submit your favorite names, one for the female and one for the male.[…]

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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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