Come vote for our Christmas tree in the People’s Choice Awards

DATES/TIMES: November 29, 4:00pm – 8:00pm November 30, 10:00am – 8:00pm December 1, 10:00am – 8:00pm December 2, 10:00am – 6:00pm (Live auction of trees and wreaths at 5:00pm) LOCATION: The Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Rd, Weirsdale, FL 32195 Free for the public to enjoy! Walk though a forest of decorated trees to the[…]

You can shop online and help the animals with Amazon Smile

Do you know how easy it is to do your Holiday shopping while helping Forest Animal Rescue? This could be one of the easiest ways you can ever help us support the animals – and it’s free! If you shop on Amazon – ANYTIME & EVERY TIME –  .5% of what you spend can be given to[…]

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[…]

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[…]

As 2016 draws to a close…

As 2016 draws to a close, Forest Animal Rescue enters its 19th year of operation. Together we have achieved a great deal, and YOU have contributed mightily to our many accomplishments. Here are a few highlights: We have rescued hundreds of wild animals with nowhere else to go, providing them with a safe and nourishing[…]

Alternative Spring Break Students Strike Again!

University of Central Florida, Ohio State University and University of Kentucky students have been working hard to help the animals The hard-working Alternative Break students take a pledge to perform community service instead of joining their partying classmates during spring break. They are a remarkable group of volunteers and have always accomplished amazing things for[…]

Bob Barker makes a $100,000 gift to help Forest Animal Rescue

Forest Animal Rescue will start immediate construction of our Bob Barker Animal Care Building, thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from the former game show host himself!   The building is a $250,000 project and this gift will start the ball rolling to construct a building that will ensure continuing high standards of veterinary and[…]

Festival of Trees 2015

Visit event page for more details What’s on our Tree? $6,933 in value!!! It includes an african Safari for two and more! Zulu Nyala, South Africa $5,950 6 day/6 night African Safari for two Including meals and game drives (exp 12/5/17) Disney Orlando $248 2 Park hopper passes (exp 10/23/17) City Fire The Villages $100[…]