Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   48 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  

1 person found this review helpful

I have known of the work of the founders of FAREC since 1997 when I got my first potbellied pig (who is now 18 years old), and joined the Internet community for companion pigs. I've been a donor to FAREC for many years now. They are highly responsible in their work rescuing potbellied pigs and other animals, and they deserve recognition and support for their tireless and successful efforts. I am in awe of the network they have helped create and fundraising they do to help animals get rescued from sometimes ghastly circumstances, get spay/neutered, and find/transported to new homes. I am truly in awe of their work.

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2 people found this review helpful

Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center Inc. is a wonderful organization dedicated to the respectful and fair treatment of animals. I know them in a pig-related way, and am a frequent donor. Money well spent! They are kind and fair and absolutely devoted to animals. As another reviewer stated, they most definitely ARE Angels. Without their efforts, many helpless animals would be worse off.
Kudos!
Michelle

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2 people found this review helpful

Amazing organization! Helps so many animals particularly piggies! They help to transport, spay and neuter, rescue and help place piggies in forever homes! Love Forgotten Angels!

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2 people found this review helpful

One of the best organizations out there! They have helped place tons of piggies and other animals in loving homes and out of danger. This organization helps all of us rescuers network. They also have helped to raise funds for transportation, spaying and neutering, emergencies etc. Super highly recommended!!

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

This organization is wonderful! They have helped so many animals. I have communicated with Lana for a number of years now. She has helped so many rescuers network with each other. She has saved countless animals and is always helping to raise money and awareness. A+++++ to Lana and Forgotten Angels Rescue!!!

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

I work with potbelly pig rescuers and Lana's organization has helped us all network across the US so that we can find these babies safe homes!!!

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

None... they are the best!!!

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Sent money to help with transportation, vet fees etc.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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3 people found this review helpful

It is well know that every dime given to FARAC goes to helping animals in need, that is why I feel 100 percent secure in knowing where my money is going.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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1 person 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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3 people found this review helpful

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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2 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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3 people found this review helpful

With the economy as it is nowadays I wanted to be sure that my donation would be well spent. I am impressed with Lana's organization because of their dedication to eduation as well as rehoming and rescuing animals. Any time I have sent in donations I always receipt a receipt promptly and she is always quick to post updates so everyone knows what is going on with animals needing homes, fundraisers, sanctuaries needed help, etc. Always a pleasure to deal with her.

Cindy (Ohio)

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Yes.

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None.

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2 people found this review helpful

I have chosen to donate to Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education center because I see the results of my donation on a daily basis. FAREC works tirelessly to rescue and then place animals who are falling through the cracks in our throw-away society. Not only do they rescue, but they find both foster and permanent homes for a variety of animals especially "exotic" animals that can be hard to place, such as pot-bellied pigs. They don't stop until they are successful. They also arrange neutering, emergency medical care and transport to new "forever" homes. If this was all that they did, it would be more than enough, but the education component of this organization goes out above and beyond by working hard to educate the general public in the effort to decrease the number of animals who are abandoned or even mistreated. I cannot say enough about how much this dedicated organization is doing and they will always get my extra dollar.

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

seeing the number of homes that have been provided for abandoned animals, by contributing to provide emergency medical care to a particular animal and getting the pictures and reports of a succcessful intervention. I hear almost on a daily basis from people who have reach out and found their particular angel through FAREC and hear of the assistance that has been given to get that special animal to a new home.

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

urge more people to donate and volunteer.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The animals, especially pigs need it.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I make a monthly donation.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Go to their website--learn and then help.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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2 people found this review helpful

A well-run, excellent outfit that takes to heart the needs of homeless animals. When you donate to them, you know exactly where your money goes!

The only regret that I have is that I wish I could donate more. :)

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

I've personally seen the good that this organization has done over the years and applaud them for the multitudes of homeless, needy, animals who have found forever homes as a result.

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

This is a well organized group, and I wouldn't want to change it.

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