Today is the day!

#Give4Marion is today! It started at 10am this morning, September 21, 2021 and will continue through 10am tomorrow. This is your chance to have your gift matched and double your impact for the animals, or to give any amount during the ‘power hours’ to help us win a prize for the highest number of donors.[…]

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[…]

Bob Barker continues his generosity in a BIG way!

Bob Barker did it again! Please join us in thanking this wonderful man for his generous support. He donated much needed funds to our sanctuary to purchase a new tractor and cover other important expense for our educational and animal care programs. It is so fantastic to have the support of such an amazing animal[…]

They have names!

Thank you to everyone who submitted names for the beautiful cougars from Argentina. Meet Harvey and Irma… After 15 years at a zoo in Argentina with no names, they are now living it up in a true sanctuary in Florida and they officially have names!               You can help[…]

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? Donate Volunteer

Forest Animal Rescue is in the path of Hurricane Irma

The sanctuary has been through hurricanes before. In 2004 we were located 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 an[…]