Tomorrow is the big day!

The Give4Marion 24-hour charitable giving campaign starts tomorrow (Sept. 21) at 10 am and ends Wednesday (Sept. 22) at 10 am We invite you to support Forest Animal Rescue, which is dedicated to the lifetime care of abused, neglected, and exploited wild animals in a true sanctuary setting. When you give, you are helping to meet the[…]

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[…]

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[…]

New rescue amid COVID-19 situation

Late last night, we received a call to rescue an African serval – a small wild cat. “Simba” – the 2-year-old serval had not done anything wrong; he was simply an attempted pet and found himself in an inappropriate situation. With all of the quarantine and stress of the Coronavirus pandemic, we needed a little[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]