Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   45 reviews

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Location: 1822 Meister Hills Rd Deer Lodge TN 37726 USA

Mission: The mission of this organization is to work, through rescue and education to be of service and help abandoned, neglected and abused animals of all kinds; to assist different organizations, sanctuaries, groups and individuals in the rescue and placement of abused, neglected, abandoned or unwanted animals; to educate the general public as to the true nature and characteristics of the potbellied and other animals; to promote good health and welfare for the animals; to help to bridge the gap between the animal owner and the veterinarian; and to teach the importance of spay and neutering.
Target demographics: To help spay and neuter all pets and to help train veterinarians to the proper care of potbellied pigs.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 300 animals saved or spayed and neutered each yr.
Geographic areas served: National
Programs: Spay and Neuter program and also an Animal Transport Program for the East and NE coast and states.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center, Inc. is very quick about getting urgent rescue notices out to those interested in helping animals. They are great at disbursing donations to the people/organizations who assist in helping animals in need. This center doesn't just disburse donations and leaves; it sees that the animals are truly helped by observing and reporting an animal rescue from beginning to end.

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This organization gives many helpful tips on PBPs such as keeping them happy and healthy!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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The Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center is very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to pot-bellied pigs! I always refer people to them who have questions about these piggies.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing how much they helped people with their pet pigs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the last several years I have helped transport many rescued pigs who have been helped by Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center Inc. Countless animals have been rescued, saved and placed through this organization, dating back years. Forgotten Angels serves a huge need in the rescue community for all types of animals by networking/facilitating their placement, transportation, spays/neuters, other medical needs, housing, feed and fencing. Forgotten Angels also works hard to educate people who are considering getting an animal and continually helps with education for those who need guidance, thereby preventing more displaced animals and assuring they are able to stay in their current homes. This is a terrific organization that contributes a great deal to the rescue community and the animals we all care about.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

FAREC has been a wonderful and very helpful organization that has save,not only many pigs lives, but dogs, cats, horses and many other animals. They have exceeded the many requests for saving lives and I have worked with them as a volunteer since 1999.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love helping this group ..they always go the extra mile for animals to find a great home ! always anser emails in a timely manner and try to come with solutions for unwanted pigs or dogs or whatever the coat is :-)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer transportation and home checking for FAREC and Lana many times every year. FAREC has never failed to help any animal with finding a new home, whether it's a sanctuary or an individual home. FAREC also heads up coordinating large rescues or the one single rescue. Farec educates the public, organizes funding for transporting, fencing, shelter, vetting, encluding spay/neutering, or anything an animal may need. I would not give my time and money to any other rescue since Lana and Farec are doing a wonderful and productive job. I see this happening daily.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Rescues, transporting, fencing, and helping the people and pets that FAREC helps.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help it expand to have a holding place for all the animals that need rescuing at the eleventh hour euthanisias, and to have a permanent transport vehicle to use if possible.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

If I could help transport and rescue many more animals every month, but the reality is that money and time is needed to support this type of activity and Lana does a great amount with what she can raise already.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I am constantly making new friends all over the counry when I transport animals from state to state while expanding new contacts for animal welfare, new homes, and helping existing pets with their owners. I could not do this work without FAREC financing and guiding me.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I can't get enough of this type of volunteering, sharing the love of animals in need and helping people in need. It's a great feeling to do what I can because of FAREC being behind me 100%.

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As a transport volunteer and a recipient of FAREC's help with my own rescue in FL, I am constantly amazed at how many animals from all over the United States are helped daily by Lana and her dedication to FAREC and the animals. I have two pot bellied pigs at home from FAREC's rehoming efforts. I have also personally transported FAREC animals to their new homes when these abandoned, lost, hurt, and homeless animals had no where else to go. It's the best feeling in the world to see these animals get a second chance. Once an animal or owner calls needing help, Lana doesn't give up until a solution is found, whether for money to help with a surgery, housing, fencing, or to transport to a new home many miles away. Zoning issues, vetting, health or behavioral issues, and education is just part of what FAREC can provide to a sanctuary, or an individual owner. Sometimes help in the form of money is difficult to come by but FAREC will always help in some way, given enough time. I only wish FAREC could do more but the economy as it is today makes it more difficult, but certainly not impossible. One just has check out their record of accomplishments each year they have been an organization to see.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When an animal is posted out to the public that needs a new home, donations for a worthy cause to help animals, or to physically help an individual with animals, without fail, that animal or person is helped in some way, if not completely. Many homeless and helpless animals have been helped, and I've been a part in transporting some these animals to their new homes over the years, seeing amazing results from the educational pages, and been the recipient of a funding myself to help the animals in my rescue.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could, I would make it possible that more people know about FAREC and get the word out to the large companies and individuals of animal contributions know how fantastic FAREC is and just how much they accomplish for the animal community so that FAREC can grow and do so much more.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

For FAREC to be able to bring in more donations through grants, advertisments, good news networks, and donors, so that more good work could be accomplished.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Through working with FAREC, I have broadened my network of animal rescues, sanctuaries and professionals, made many, many friends all over the Eastern US, placed many homeless or abandoned animals, helped many people with animal issues while widening my experiences and education on Pot Bellied pigs, farm pigs, dogs, cats, cows, horses, and other small animals from behavioral and health problems, housing requirements, zoning issues, feeding requirements, and problem solving for the owners, not to mention large rescues and community involvment, to a simple one on one training of animals and their owners.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Satisfied, happy and ready to do more for FAREC. I see the results.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Lana for years ..... I met her through animal rescue .... in fact I have done alot of rescue's for her and with her ...... it's not only about the rescue but also the spay & neuter and other vet bills incurred by the animals in need ....... this is a start to finish - rescue, vetting, placing and helping those who can't afford or to help themselves without the help of others ...... Keep up the Great Work!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being there first hand

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Figure out a way to spread the word of animals in need to an even larger base

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Thanks Cyndi. You sure do your share.

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with many rescue groups and have supported FAREC because they have the desire and persistence to help animals find new homes. It is the small sanctuaries and rescues that save more animals from being forgotten and just shoved aside. I believe that anyone donating to these small organizations will be getting 100% of their donation put towards the lifesaving expenses of animal care.
PLEASE SAVE AN ANIMAL BY DONATING

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have work hand in hand with this organization to promote education to the public on spay neutur programs and the care of keeping a pet rather than dump them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would use movie clips of actual rescues and post them on website, facebook, twitter etc.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Brought me closer to what rescue is all about

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

brought tears of happiness

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer my services to FAREC several times a year by offering state-to-state transportation for animals that would otherwise have to forfiet the chance to go to a forever home. I have never worked with a more organized group of people that seem to consistently just "get the job done!" Even with constantly changing travel destinations and schedules these folks are destined to get the animal where it needs to go. There are an amazing number of people along each route who are involved with FAREC in some capacity who offer food, lodging, rest time, or just want to give me a pat on the back for doing what I do and are always there in case of an emergency. I just can't say enough about this organization!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I get to see the results of this organization each and every time I deliver an adopted pet to their new home. Without FAREC these animals may not have the chance to experience the comfort, safety and love from someone who is commited to their care.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change I can see that would benefit this organization would be to find more ways to "get the word out" about how important it is to support groups like FAREC both monetarily and by volunteering.

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