The action never stops!
It is always good to have a disaster plan, but this is one of those days that serves as a reminder. Luckily the wildfire just east of the sanctuary is not an immediate threat to the animals so far. We are fortunate to have a good working relationship with US Forest Service (a good thing, since we[…]
Sounds like some of my days… Please follow and like us:http://forestanimalrescue.org/damien-is-slow-to-get-moving-this-morning/
Thanks to all of your outstanding reviews, we are a Top-Rated Nonprofit again this year on GreatNonProfits.org We couldn’t have done it without you! Keep the reviews coming and help spread the word about the sanctuary to help us continue our expansion. Please follow and like us:http://forestanimalrescue.org/we-are-a-2016-top-rated-nonprofit/
It only takes 2 minutes to write a review…You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits-a review site like TripAdvisor-is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2016 Top-Rated Awards. We have earned this rating every year for the past several years – but we need new[…]
University of Central Florida, Ohio State University and University of Kentucky students have been working hard to help the animals The hard-working Alternative Break students take a pledge to perform community service instead of joining their partying classmates during spring break. They are a remarkable group of volunteers and have always accomplished amazing things for[…]
The Ocala Post published a nice article about Bob Barker’s generous $100,000 grant to start the construction of our Animal Care building to help rescue animals in need. Will you help us to raise the remaining $150,000 to finish the project? http://www.ocalapost.com/former-game-show-host-bob-barker-helps-local-animal-sanctuary/ Ocala, Florida — Forest Animal Rescue will immediately start construction on[…]
Forest Animal Rescue will start immediate construction of our Bob Barker Animal Care Building, thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from the former game show host himself! The building is a $250,000 project and this gift will start the ball rolling to construct a building that will ensure continuing high standards of veterinary and[…]
Click on a photo and press the play button for a slideshow. What a great time all the animals had wth their gifts! Thank you so much for your support in 2015 – stay tuned for FANTASTIC news already in 2016! Please follow and like us:http://forestanimalrescue.org/christmas-for-the-animals-photos-are-online/
Meet the animals
The reasons we all work so hard
Tigers, Leopard and African servalsClick here for details
Spider monkeys, Capuchins and LemursClick here for details
American Black BearsClick here for details
Wolf & Wolf HybridClick here for details
Bats, Skunk, Equines, Domestic cats, TortoisesClick here for details
Wild Black Bear Cubs for Rehabilitation and ReleaseClick here for details
Where do the animals come from?
and what do we do with them?
Since 1998, Forest Animal Rescue (formerly known as Peace River Refuge & Ranch) has provided rescued wild animals with the space and peace that they need to heal and thrive. They are given the best in veterinary care, a healthy diet and playmates of their own kind as appropriate. Animals rescued from captive situations regain confidence as their bodies gain strength, and they learn to appreciate the humans who have come to their aid. As a true sanctuary, the animals we rescue are never bred, sold or exploited in any way. They are not asked to do anything except be who they are and learn to thrive under the warmth and compassion of our caring staff.
Rescuing Captive Wildlife from Abuse or Negect
Our permanent residents have have been confiscated by authorities, used in research, abandoned to starve or have been attempted pets that failed because of their wild nature
Rehabilitation and Release of Wild Black Bears
Orphaned or injured wild bear cubs are nurtured and rehabilitated with minimal human interaction so that they learn to thrive on their own and can be released back into the wild.
We are not open to the public as an attraction or zoo; the only visitors allowed are through guided tours, offered only twice monthly. We have strong volunteer and internship programs to educate others on the issues facing wild animals in captivity and the plight of their wild counterparts
Would you like to help the animals?
we love our interns and volunteers!
Part Time Local Volunteers
Do you live close enough to volunteer a day at a time? The animals need you!
Learn about our internship program and download an application
Full Time Residential Volunteers
Full time volunteers stay in our lodging and work alongside our interns every day
Alternative Break Groups
We host ASB groups throughout the year, contact us to learn more