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[…]

Help name the cougars from Argentina

After 15 years at a zoo in Argentina, these magnificent cats have never been given names. Now that they are at Forest Animal Rescue and will experience a true sanctuary for the rest of their lives, they need NAMES. Before September 30th, submit your favorite names, one for the female and one for the male.[…]

Price is right for new animal building

The Ocala StarBanner does it again! Another fantastic article by our local newspaper. They researched the entire article and even have a quote from Bob Barker himself! http://www.ocala.com/news/20170901/price-is-right-for-new-animal-building We are so excited to start construction – everything has been waiting on this permit – but we had ‘stalled’ in our fundraising due to the uncertain[…]