Save the Date – Tuesday September 21, 2021!

Give4Marion is a 24-hour fundraising event hosted by the Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County, raising money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform. During these 24-hours, we come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits, connect donors to community needs, and strengthen nonprofit capacity. The Community Foundation intends to[…]

WUFT Radio Interview and Podcast

We recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by WUFT / PBS and the interview will be on the radio at 7:30am on Sunday, June 12, 2021. We discussed how the sanctuary started, some of the animals’ stories and how people can help. Please listen and share it with your friends! The recorded podcast can[…]

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[…]

Goodbye to our beloved Roy

We are sad to announce that we lost our beloved tiger, Roy, Saturday night. Roy had a mass on his elbow that was nonsurgical. We lost his brother, Tony to the same issue a year ago. Apparently, these tumors were a combination of genetics and the fact that the tigers lived in a small space[…]

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[…]