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[…]

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[…]

In memory of David Stern

David and Dianne have generously supported our sanctuary for fourteen years. They assisted us at our old location in Zolfo Springs, FL and have continued their support as we moved the entire sanctuary and rebuilt from scratch at an even larger location in Silver Springs, FL. Their gifts were always directed to wherever they were[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Yukon is getting tired of the road trip.

Poor Yukon has been traveling too long according to him…fortunately he is almost home! If you would like to donate to support the lifetime care of Yukon and his friends remember that donations up to $30,000 will be MATCHED until December 31 2019! Thank you for your support!