March 9, 2012


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  • I met Pam on a flight from Dallas to Jacksonville. It was obvious to me that she loves her work at Forest Animal Rescue. The world needs more Pam’s… Good Luck in the future.. Frank

  • Are you still publishing a newsletter, list of events, or scheduling tours twice a month? Thank you very much.

  • Yes – our newsletter comes out two to three times a year and we give tours twice a month. The tours are listed on our website under “Visit the sanctuary” as dates become available. You can reserve your tour online as well. Please follow us on Facebook at for regular photos and little updates throughout the month.

  • Hi. I have a 10 mo old orphaned raccoon that I rescued, have become very attached, and when I found out that a permit was required to keep him, I filed it. I just got the response that it was denied because he came from the wild, and that even though I saved the animal from dying, they will be taking him and euthanizing him. He is very tame, and I am wondering if you have any ideas how I can save him? TIA.

  • Assuming that you are in Florida, you need to call Florida Fish and Wildlife at 888-404-3922 and ask for a list of wildlife rehabilitators near you. We only handle black bears and other may or may not handle raccoons, so call several and leave messages for them. Hopefully the right one will call you back. The only legal thing that can be done (and the best answer for your raccoon) is to put him with other wild raccoons in rehabilitation. That will allow him to become ‘wild’ again. He is young enough that this technique should be successful. There is no reason for him to be put down as long as he goes to a licensed rehabilitator.

  • I just found a sulcata tortoise (don’t know if it’s male or female). He’d obviously escaped from someone’s care, but I was unable to find his owner. I think he’s about 5 years old and weighs about 10 pounds. He’s really sweet and seems very healthy with a good appetite.

    I can’t keep him for various reasons so I want to find the best home possible for him where he’ll have room to roam outside. Would FAR be willing to take him?

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