Former Game Show Host, Bob Barker, Helps Local Animal Sanctuary With $100,000
The grant comes from Barker through the DJ&T
foundation. The DJ&T Foundation was named
after Barker’s late wife, Dorothy Jo, and her
The building will cost approximately $250,000 and Barker’s grant will set the
project in motion.
The construction of this building will ensure that the high standards of veterinary
and nutritional care for the animals at the sanctuary continue.
Forest Animal Rescue is making substantial progress toward completion of a
state-of-the-art animal sanctuary in the Ocala National Forest. Now, in addition to
providing lifetime care for over 100 non-releasable wild animals, that would have
otherwise been euthanized, Forest Animal Rescue is also rehabilitating orphaned
black bear cubs for release into the wild.
Barker is helping to take Forest Animal Rescue’s newest program to the next
Forest Animal Rescue successfully launched their black bear cub rehabilitation
and release program in 2015. Working with wildlife officials in Louisiana and
Florida, they started the program to assist with the nurturing of orphaned black
bear cubs until they are ready to be released back into their native habitat.
However, while congratulations is in order, the $100,000 will only start the
project. Forest Animal Rescue is seeking community support to raise the balance
of the funding needed for the Animal Care Building.
If you would like to help with the remaining $150,000 required to complete the
project, tax-deductible donations can be mailed to Forest Animal Rescue, 640
NE 170th Court, Silver Springs, FL, 34488, or made online at
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