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[…]

Legitimate Sanctuaries versus Pseudo-Sanctuaries

The recent tragic situation where a Moorpark, California woman was mauled by her two tigers while she was inside their enclosure illustrates EXACTLY why legitimate sanctuaries do not behave like this. Tigers and other wild animals are beautiful, majestic, powerful animals that deserve our utmost respect. They do not deserve to have their lives threatened[…]

Rescue update: Yukon arrived safely and is settling in

After the facility in California, where this wolf was living, closed amidst financial difficulties, they surrendered their licenses to the State of California. California Department of Fish and Wildlife chose to send Yukon to Forest Animal Rescue in Florida for lifetime care at a TRUE sanctuary. Yukon arrived, tired from the long ride in the[…]

Rescued bobcat

Help us welcome our newest rescue

As we speak, a new resident is on her way to Forest Animal Rescue! This poor bobcat was an attempted pet in Oklahoma. She either escaped or was released into the wild to fend for herself. She weighed half of what she should, and showed old injuries, scrapes and a broken toe. Fortunately, the wildlife[…]

Image of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian threatens Florida

September 3, 2019 11:45am Managing a sanctuary with over 100 rescued wild animals is especially stressful in times of natural and manmade disasters. We have contingency plans in place for every conceivable situation, but that does little to minimize the stress when the time comes. As of the most recent update, Hurricane Dorian is moving[…]

Guess what animals are arriving at the sanctuary soon?

Red Pandas! That’s correct, two highly endangered pandas will soon be calling Forest Animal Rescue their forever home. We have been rescuing a wide variety of animals from around the world for over 20 years. The extremely rare panda pair, named Luly and Juky, are coming from a closed zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The[…]