Little bear just missed the hurricane!

Meet Gabby! She is an orphaned wild Louisiana black bear cub. She and her mother were both underweight, and then her mother was hit by a car. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries called us on Sunday with a request for assistance. We picked her up today to get her out of the area[…]

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CO-FOUNDER REGARDING COVID-19

I, along with many of you, am experiencing impacts on my personal and professional life in ways I have never known.  We will need to change how we live, how we work, and how we operate and manage our sanctuary programs in this unprecedented and extremely stressful time. At Forest Animal Rescue, the safety and[…]

Today we have some heartbreaking news…

Timber, unfortunately, did not survive her ordeal. We received the results of her bloodwork last night, showing that she was suffering from acute septicemia that was not previously apparent as well as some preexisting liver damage had not yet created symptoms. With these complications amidst everything else, she passed away in her sleep overnight. We[…]

Another update on Timber’s condition

It has been 9 days since Timber’s injury and life-saving surgery, but she still will not eat – so we decided to get a closer look. She was anesthetized for a thorough examination of her progress toward healing and to see if we can figure out why she refuses to eat. (her previous update is here) She[…]

Update on Timber’s recovery

It has been a week since Timber’s life-threatening injury and major surgery. (see details here) She is continuing to heal and looking brighter today. This poor girl is clearly still in pain, but she is getting her medications on schedule and we are hopeful that things will continue to improve as planned. She is scheduled[…]

Introducing Yukon to Timber….failed.

Timber is a wolf/wolfdog that was rescued by our sanctuary in 2012. Her companion passed away over a year ago and last month we were finally able to rescue another wolf, Yukon, to be her companion so she wouldn’t be lonely anymore. After weeks of living next to one another and showing signs of wanting to be together,[…]

RIP Tony the tiger

We are sad to announce that our beloved Tony, the tiger, passed away Wednesday night. Tony had a mass on his elbow (fibrosarcoma) that affected his mobility and was nonsurgical, he got along pretty well for a while, but eventually, it took over. It was clear to us that it was his end, and we[…]

Today is your last chance to give in 2019!

Through midnight tonight, a generous donor is MATCHING all gifts to our general fund up to $30,000! We hope your Holiday Season has been filled with warmth and time spent with loved ones. The rescued animals at Forest Animal Rescue have been very fortunate – the gifts to help care for them in 2020 have[…]