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Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

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.

Community Stories

65 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do wonderful work & a great source of information...from a proud mother of a recured pig :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Lanene H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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!!!!!
Tammy Brooks

warthog

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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1 norahs mom

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Joyce56

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that helps so many animals. Lana is a tireless worker that will not quit until the job is done.

Colleen23

Donor

Rating: 5

Forgotten angels is amazing! They have helped save so many piggies an other animals! Amazing networking and fundraising!!!! Bravo!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1 Alix Diane H.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.
Thank you.
Leigh Currier

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 Annette25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

4 Karen314

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm very impressed with this groups devotion to helping pigs