On the heels of the joy of another rescue, we have sad news. We lost our beloved Zoey today to age-related disease. She came to us in 2016 at the age of 17. We only had her with us for three years, but it was long enough to see her thrive in our care. Zoey[…]
Destiny!! Our newest arrival has made it to the sanctuary safely. Her name was chosen by popular vote and we love it! Destiny is in a smaller portion of her habitat for the night. We will give her a day to adjust to her new surroundings before opening up the rest of her habitat to[…]
As we speak, a new resident is on her way to Forest Animal Rescue! This poor bobcat was an attempted pet in Oklahoma. She either escaped or was released into the wild to fend for herself. She weighed half of what she should, and showed old injuries, scrapes and a broken toe. Fortunately, the wildlife[…]
We had tropical storm conditions overnight, but all of the animals are safe. With only minimal tree damage at the sanctuary, we are all thankful. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were not as fortunate and for those that may still be in Dorian’s path.
September 3, 2019 11:45am Managing a sanctuary with over 100 rescued wild animals is especially stressful in times of natural and manmade disasters. We have contingency plans in place for every conceivable situation, but that does little to minimize the stress when the time comes. As of the most recent update, Hurricane Dorian is moving[…]
The red pandas that our team has been working for over two years on rescuing from a defunct zoo in Argentina will not be coming to our sanctuary after all. We received word that the Juky, the male panda passed away at the zoo in Argentina before they obtained their export paperwork. After examination by[…]
Powerline Wildfire in the Ocala National Forest narrowly misses the sanctuary
Red Pandas! That’s correct, two highly endangered pandas will soon be calling Forest Animal Rescue their forever home. We have been rescuing a wide variety of animals from around the world for over 20 years. The extremely rare panda pair, named Luly and Juky, are coming from a closed zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The[…]