Wild Side 5K is almost here!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 8:00am For full details, visit the race website at www.WildSide5K.org 5K Run: Early registration ends October 23, 2017: $25 Standard Registration until October 24-30, 2017: $30 Late Registration October 31 – November 11, 2017: $35 5K Walk: Early registration ends October 23, 2017: $25 Standard Registration until October 24-30, 2017: $30 Late[…]

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[…]

Bad news is usually followed by good news

Sometimes, when things look bad, it helps to focus on the good that follows. That is how we have continued to get through almost 20 years of ups and downs, continuing to grow and improve the sanctuary every step of the way. Here are our latest issues and how they are working out: We were[…]

Treeage: Definition

tree·age /trēˈäZH/ Urgently cutting through trees trying to find your perimeter fence after Hurricane Irma and determining the extent of damage The assigning of priority order to areas of fencing damaged or buried by falling trees treeage –  transitive verb Would you like to help?   

Forest Animal Rescue is in the path of Hurricane Irma

The sanctuary has been through hurricanes before. In 2004 we were located a a few hours south, near the Peace River. We were directly hit by hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne over a period of only 6 weeks. We sustained $200,000 in damage but had no injuries or escapes. Attempting to evacuate 100 animals in[…]

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.

Cody and Oatmeal are really enjoying Florida!

Instead of hibernating in Colorado, they are playing in their pool! Since their arrival at Forest Animal Rescue just before Christmas, Cody and Oatmeal have been playing nonstop. They are incredibly happy with their new home in sunny Florida…and they haven’t even experienced the best part yet! They are loving their pool, climbing platform and[…]