Greta, orphaned bear cub

Our newest arrival

Meet Greta – our newest orphaned bear cub We received a call from Florida Fish & Wildlife last night, asking if we had room for her. This cub’s mother was hit by a car and she was still attempting to nurse as her mother’s body was collected from the roadside. She arrived this morning. This[…]

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[…]

Ocala Style Magazine has a great article about FAR in their April edition

The article is called “On the Wild Side” and can be read online¬†or in their April issue at Ocala area businesses. The article focuses on three animal facilities in Marion County – read all the way to the end to see what she says about Forest Animal Rescue. Thank you JoAnn Guidry for writing such[…]

Happy Valentine’s Day from Cody and Oatmeal

Everyone should be snuggling today – Cody and Oatmeal are setting a great example. Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Forest Animal Rescue. Remember not to eat the roses today.

As 2016 draws to a close…

As 2016 draws to a close, Forest Animal Rescue enters its 19th year of operation. Together we have achieved a great deal, and YOU have contributed mightily to our many accomplishments. Here are a few highlights: We have rescued hundreds of wild animals with nowhere else to go, providing them with a safe and nourishing[…]

Meet our latest rehabilitation bear…

We named her Faye, and she is a lucky bear! Luckily, this little bear won’t be in captivity long. She was captured in a backyard by FWC, near too many humans…in a place that was not the best for bears. She came to us for evaluation and will be ready to go soon! She is[…]

Her name has been chosen!

The votes are in! One our new bears will be named ‘Oatmeal’! Thank you to the makers of the card game “Bears vs Babies” – they are making a generous $10,000 donation to help with the care of the animals and they asked their Kickstarter community to vote on a name. Please join us in[…]