Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   51 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

FAREC continues to be a lifeline for animals in need. I've had interaction with them for many years now, and in that time they've never failed to be of immense assistance. Kudos to FAREC.

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Over the years the pig community has viewed FAREC as the "go to" organization when help is needed in rehoming and transporting pigs. They have the knowledge and connections to get things done in all matters of the pet pig. With these folks at the helm, our beloved pigs are at much less risk of disaster befalling them. We'd surely accomplish much less if we didn't have their help, kindness and concern.

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

Don't know...am amazed at how much they take on now. So much is behind the scenes stuff, and not apparent to the average user of their services.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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3 people found this review helpful

FAREC is the "go-to" group when help is needed. Lana at FAREC has been working for the benefit of animals for a long time, and if she can't help directly, she knows who can. We operate a small private sanctuary and depend upon FAREC in many aspects, from transport matters, placement, fundraising. You name it...it gets done! We owe FAREC a debt of gratitude.

Carol Eiswald
The Tusk and Bristle
Constantia, NY 13044

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We've indeed experienced the results of FAREC's efforts. Lana of FAREC has an amazing list of contacts, and can solicit volunteers to step in and help with a myriad of problems that exisit. We live in NY, but FAREC has arranged the transport of animals both to and from us...all done by volunteers with funds raised from mostly the "Pig Community".

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

FAREC is a small group of highly effective folks who get things done. Sometimes larger isn't better, but there is no doubt but what more funding would be of immeasurable benefit. If more folks knew the extent of what gets accomplished through FAREC, there would certainly be more help forthcoming.

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Thanks Carol for the kind words and for all you do for the pigs.

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2 people found this review helpful

Forgotten Angels Rescue has saved countless homeless pets, especially pigs. They are helpful, understanding and very knowledgeable.

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4 people found this review helpful

You ever meet people who care only for the safety and wellbeing of the animals they save? This is that group. There are no words to describe the length that they go. If people would treat people like this we'd have a perfect world. I'm proud to say I am friends with this group!!!

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4 people found this review helpful

I'm certainly impressed with their devotion particularly to pigs and their education of people wanting to adopt

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2 people found this review helpful

Forgotten Angels Rescue and Education Center provides a valuable service to animal welfare. The efforts of this organization along with the network of other rescue folks they have garnered have saved countless pigs from becoming part of the grim statistics. This is a great go to organization when there is a pig in need.

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3 people found this review helpful

FAREC and especially Lana has worked tirelessly to help all animals, large and small, find homes or raise money for causes and animal in need.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I have known Lana for many years and this is a very informative and educational website. I send many people here a year for education and help that they need for their pot belly pig. This organization has helped not only a single pig but very large rescues that otherwise would all be euthanized. They work with many other organizations for rescue, transportation and I can say I know a lot of animals who have been saved. Education has also helped people keep their animals in their homes instead of abandoning them.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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The people who work Forgotten Angels Rescue and Education Center are always helping pigs find homes. It does not matter where in the U S there is always someone getting other people to help with transport, or anything else that can be done to help pigs and other animals to find a safe home. Also, home checks are done, animal abuse is looked into among a lot of other things. I have not seen to many animals not find homes through the organization .

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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3 people found this review helpful

Helps "Forgotten Angels" Everyday. Were Very Grateful They Exist!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

Excellent organization! Lana has always been dedicated to educating people about the wonders of pigs and tirelessly works to get pigs into homes. She has been a great resource for those of us who have come into the world of piggy rescue without knowing all the things we've needed to!

Yvonne McIntosh
www.bestfriends.org

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See my review please!

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

want them to have more donors to support the great work they do!

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2 people found this review helpful

I highly recommend Forgotten Angels Rescue and Education Center to anyone in need of information on rescuing an animal, especially a pig. Their knowledge and experience is complimented by their compassion to help animals in need. Their website is informative and they are always ready to lend a helping hand.

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

I have watched many animals get new families due to the efforts of FAREC. You can tell just in a slight meeting that their concern is for the animals and they do everything in their power to help.

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

nothing

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

The connections to other rescue groups and knowledge to use resources to the fullest advantage.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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