I'm very aware that Lana Hollenbrook and the volunteers at Forgotten Angels are amazingly dedicated and responsible animal rescuers. These folks work tirelessly and fund-raise tirelessly for the good of mistreated or neglected pigs--another species put at the mercy of our cruel species.
I highly recommend this shelter as an ethical and well-provisioned rescue centre. Its staff is dedicated to finding quality forever homes for pot bellied and other so-called 'pet' pigs. Five stars all the way!!
This is a wonderful organization that gives all of its donations to help the pigs in need. They all are truly dedicated in helping all animals.
As the Director of The Pig Preserve, I have worked with FAREC since its inception and with members of their staff for many years prior. Although our paths cross on dogs and cats occasionally, most of my dealings with FAREC involve the re-homing or rescue of pigs...miniature pigs, farm pigs and even the occasional feral pig.
They are an excellent organization to work with and have a diverse nationwide network of contacts they can call on to help with rescues, foster homes and permanent adoptions. I have never had a bad experience with this organization and they are responsible for saving the lives of hundreds of animals over the years.
They often do a great deal of education, especially when it comes to educating new owners of miniature pigs, which helps keep a lot of pigs out of the rescue pipeline by educating their caretakers who were contemplating getting rid of the animal.
FAREC has always thought and worked outside of the conventional box of animal rescue, education and re-homing and has pulled off some near miraculous large rescues over the years.
A very professional group and very easy and pleasant to work with.
I would like to share my experience with pot belly pigs. I grew upon a farm in the Piedmont section of N.C. We had lots of animals,chickens,cows, hogs goats.and horses. The hogs were used for meat.We had an extremely large boar named big Red. He was the most gentle and never stayed in the hog lot. He slept in the barn. I never got to handle any of the babies unless it was time to neuter the baby boys. I hated that job. I got my first little pot belly pig December 28th 2015. My son named her ReuBen. She was the runt of the litter. Any time I have had a question or I was so frustrated I could cry, all I had to do was get in touch with these wonderful,kind, patient people and I would get an answer . I am so grateful to have found them. They are worth their weight in gold. Thank you so much!!!!!
I've known Lana and her good work long before Forgotten Angels was born, and all the way she has put needy animals (not just pigs) at the front of her priorities. This is a great organization...one that knows how to accomplish what needs to be done. Thank you, FAREC, for being who and what you are. You are greatly appreciated.
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.
This organization never pressures people into donating. Whatever one can give is very much appreciated. They give updates on current rescues and keep people informed.
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.
I have known Lana for years, having been a "potbellied pig parent" myself. FAREC is a wonderful organization, providing outreach and support for these wonderful, and, often, misunderstood animals.
A wonderful organization that helps so many animals. Lana is a tireless worker that will not quit until the job is done.
Forgotten angels is amazing! They have helped save so many piggies an other animals! Amazing networking and fundraising!!!! Bravo!
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!
Farec is such a wonderful organization. The work they do for animals in need and the educational resources they provide is impressive.
They are truly a blessing.
I have been a donor for FAREC for many years because of the great help FAREC and Lana have been to the "pig community." There are so few resources for pigs and Lana and FAREC have their finger on the pulses of every resource there is. If there is a lack of a needed resource, FAREC creates the resource. Farec has organized fund raiseing for medical care of injured pigs and for neutering of animals before they go to their forever homes. Relays of volunteers to transport animals across the country to a forever home have been organized. I always see whee my donations are going--to help and support finding each homeless pig a forever home.
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 have had a good deal of contact with Forgotten Angels Recue and Education Center (FAREC) through pig information and chat sites. I am keenly aware of the tireless work Lana Hollenback does rescuing, caring for, and re-homing animals in need. Lana is a dedicated member of these sites and works with them to find forever homes for the tragic numbers of rescued pigs who have been cruelly treated or abandoned. This work is crucially important at a time when pot belly and other domesticated or 'petterized' pigs are crowding animal shelters and rescue centres throughout the United States and Canada.
The work that Lana and other animal rescuers do is vitally important and without the support of concerned people and funders, their super-human efforts will be in vain. FAREC under Ms. Hollenback's direction has saved thousands of animal lives and continues its mission with love, dedication, and great skill.
Please support this crucially important and humanitarian organisation to continue rescuing, caring for and re-homing animals in need.
There has never been a organization that's loves to help more than this one. They are always there for any animal that needs help.
I have known Lana and others in this terrific group for 20 years. This nonprofit has, and will continue to do, a professional and personal service for a lot of potbelly pigs and other precious animals who have been thrown away through one means or another. They do it all with love in their hearts for each animal they work with. The group is dedicated to providing almost every service available to the animals that come in... from arranging spaying and neutering to transporting to other locations. Congratulations to everyone involved in Forgotten Angels Rescue, they are earning stars in their crowns for the excellent job they are doing.
I took in a foster pig thinking I was going to have it for a very long time. This charity helped move the pig here and found a home for her in only a couple of weeks. It was a pleasure working with them and I would do it again in a heart beat.
Lana helped us to raise the funds to have our beloved Miss Piggy put out of her misery due to a tumor. we had been watching her posts for another pig to rescue and found her thru Lana. Arrangements were made and we went and picked up our new pot belly pig Princess Precious and are enjoying her more each day. Had it not been for Lana and her hard work Miss Piggy would have suffered needlessly and we would not have found Precious.
Forgotten Angels Rescue has saved countless homeless pets, especially pigs. They are helpful, understanding and very knowledgeable.
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.
I'm very impressed with this groups devotion to helping pigs
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!!!
I'm certainly impressed with their devotion particularly to pigs and their education of people wanting to adopt
This rescue operates in a sustainable manner, giving every animal the space and care it needs...but what impresses me most is hte continued outreach and time spent saving animals elsewhere in the country by acting as a facilitiator for transport, spay, fostering, and finding "forever homes" for animals that would otherwise suffer terrible fates.
forgotten Angels is one of the best rescue organizations out there. They are so caring towards the animals they rescue, and they give them a forever home. The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and caring. I wish there could be a lot more shelters and rescues with this degree of excellence.
I support what they do and stand for 100%. They are there for the animals to rescue pigs, dogs and what ever other animals needs help to find a new home.
Absolutley wonderful people who's interest is 100% for the animals and helping animals in need. Weather it is finding a home for a chicken, dog, pig horse or any animal that is homeless or going to become homeless these people work to find them homes. I could not say enough nice things about this group.
FAREC tirelessly works to network and care for pigs in trouble. I am heartened they are doing this rescue work that would overwhelm mere mortals ! I have learned a lot!
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.
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.
This rescue and it's workers are Angels amount us! They go over and beyond trying to save creatures that have been thrown away and abused. I have followed them for several years now and they are a Blessing!
FAREC and their workers have gone above and beyond for the sake of all animals -- pigs, cats, dogs, horses, mules, you name it -- to find them safe haven when they have been in need. I couldn't begin to count the number of animals that have been saved, including many of my own when finances and health failed. Lana's tireless fund raising, ability to find placement, and follow-through are super-human.
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.
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.
Has always been willing to answer my crazy questions about raising pot belly pigs and understanding even when I was unwilling to help back (and having a bad day). Thanks Lana for all you've done!
I've been an active member of the pot-bellied pig rescue community for several years and have fostered over a dozen pigs during that time. FAREC is an outstanding rescue organization -- one of the very best -- this is a very dedicated, trustworthy and simply amazing group!
I've been aware of this organization for many years. They NEVER fail to rescue, care for, and find forever places for the animals. I used to work in pig rescue. I know how difficult the task they undertake is.
FAREC is a wonderful organization that helps animals of all species become safe and find new homes. We adopted our beloved dog Maggie from them. They also spend alot of time educating the public about animal care. Also every dollar sent to this rescue group is spent on the animals, so I feel very good about contributing to them when I can.
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 :-)
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 have never dealt with a more dedicated group ever. FAREC is a very warm and caring organization that genuinely cares for the well being and quality of life of the animals. I am glad there are people like this looking out for the animal’s welfare.
Helps "Forgotten Angels" Everyday. Were Very Grateful They Exist!
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!!!
Thanks Cyndi. You sure do your share.
Lana & the others involved in FAREC will always go that extra mile for the animals in their care - not only figuratively, but also actually in physical terms when they transport pigs & other animals across States. I live in Scotland, UK, and even over here I had such a lot of help from Lana in my early days as a "pig parent". Every donation will be used directly to benefit the animals - you can be sure of that, and that they will provide you with all the animal related assistance they can should you need it.
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.
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!
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.
Forgotten Angels is one web site I send all my referrals to. It's one of the top in education. The pet pig community could not do with out them. I would highly recommend this agency to anyone in need of placing a pet
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 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 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!!!