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[…]

Her name has been chosen!

The votes are in! One our new bears will be named ‘Oatmeal’! Thank you to the makers of the card game “Bears vs Babies” – they are making a generous $10,000 donation to help with the care of the animals and they asked their Kickstarter community to vote on a name. Please join us in[…]

Illinois State University volunteers are hard workers!

Alternative Break Students from Illinois State University are helping the animals for the second time   42 students arrived on Monday to spend 4 days of hard work during their spring break. They are working on the construction of our 4-acre bear habitat and making great progress! This same group was here last year and constructed[…]

Blizzard with his Planet Ball

The move went well, Marion County is welcoming, but there are other problems…

The animals are all at the new location, safe and sound. We had 4 weeks to run back and forth to take down fencing and caging material before the new owners took possession. In the end, we wound up short of help and ran out of time…. It seems a shame that with as many[…]

Habitat building, hog ringing, wire cutting, tractor fixing, dirt raking, panel dragging, concrete block unloading…

We had another really productive weekend with a great turnout of regular volunteers, new volunteers and the Animal Warriors group! Thank you everyone for all of your habitat wall and roof building, hog ringing, wire cutting, concrete block unloading, tractor fixing, dirt raking, photographing and “butt workout” panel dragging! WOW – what a crew! We[…]