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[…]