The action never stops!
To all of our friends and loyal volunteers, It is with deepest sorrow, we said goodbye to Kovu today. He had been on a prescription diet for many years to prevent recurrence of Kidney stones that he suffered from many years ago. Until a few days ago, he remained in great health for a cat his age[…]
This photo is just before the storm hit our area last night. There was a lot of wind and rain, but fortunately we had minimal damage. A large tree limb was blocking the driveway this morning but all of the animals and people are safe and sound. There are a few more bands of thunderstorms[…]
Have you wondered how we are fortunate enough to have them all stay so healthy? The most important component is their nutritious diet and proper preventative care. See what we do to create this nutritious, delicious daily diet that meets their individual needs: Please follow and like us:https://forestanimalrescue.org/have-you-seen-how-we-feed-our-primates/
It is Finished! You can have this one-of-a-kind, original painting of Zulu. We are happy to announce that we have been approached by Hukum Chand, a wonderful wildlife artist in India. He is making a painting of Zulu, the tiger that inspired us to start the sanctuary 18 years ago. (you can read the whole story[…]
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:https://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:https://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[…]
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