Thankfully – We made it!

The animals at the sanctuary are all safe. We are much more fortunate than many others. Hurricane Ian took down some trees and branches, but all of our animals made it safely through the storm as they were secured in their safety areas!  Our facility-wide generator did a great job and the power is back[…]

It’s like being stalked by a turtle! (that keeps changing its mind)

We have been watching this storm for over a week, and the forecasts have varied widely as it has been approaching – the tension is unbearable. This storm is an extremely powerful Category 4 – only 2 MPH below a CATEGORY 5 hurricane as it makes landfall in Florida. Our hearts go out to those who[…]

Today is the day!

It started at 10 am this morning, September 20, 2022, and will continue through 7 pm tomorrow! 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 lifetime needs of wild[…]

King and Three Little Bears

Forest Animal Rescue is happy to welcome four new rescued animals to the sanctuary. “King” arrived first, he is an African Serval that was bred in captivity and sold to be a wild pet. When King was less than a year old he was already showing aggression toward humans. Luckily, he will never again be[…]

Forest Animal Rescue featured on Animal Outtakes

WWSB ABC7 Sarasota featured our sanctuary on their May 7, 2022 episode of Animal Outtakes – Episode 24, Season 9. We’d like to thank Donte’s Den and Marcia Panuce for showcasing Forest Animal Rescue on this segment.  A special thank you to Michelle Silliman, Videographer/Editor of WWSB ABC 7 Animal Outtakes for the wonderful photography[…]

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[…]

How Marion has kept its COVID-19 numbers low

(Ocala Gazette www.ocalagazette.com) The number of new COVID-19 cases in Ocala/Marion County has jumped sharply in recent weeks.  Yet the community remains among Florida’s best at avoiding the ravages of coronavirus, according to state data. As of July 1, Marion County reported 727 total coronavirus cases, with 477 added just since June 1, state Health[…]