We are sad to announce that we lost our beloved tiger, Roy, Saturday night. Roy had a mass on his elbow that was nonsurgical. We lost his brother, Tony to the same issue a year ago. Apparently, these tumors were a combination of genetics and the fact that the tigers lived in a small space[…]
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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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]