Welcome to Sal's Adopt A Moon Bear

Please join me in caring for our adopted Moon Bear, Jigsaw!

JIGSAW at Animals Asia's Tam Dao sanctuary, Vietnam
JIGSAW at Animals Asia's Tam Dao sanctuary, Vietnam, March 2011

In 2009 I created this website to help rescue a beautiful Moon Bear from its horrific life on a bear-bile farm. Like thousands of other Moon Bears across Asia, it was living a life of torture, imprisoned in a tiny cage and being regularly milked for its bile via extremely crude and unhygienic extraction methods. The extracted bile is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In 1998 Jill Robinson founded the Animals Asia Foundation to rescue and rehabilitate these bears and for many years I have supported its work. Animals Asia now operates two Moon Bear sanctuaries, one in China and the other in Vietnam.

In November 2009 I decided to do something more substantial so I committed to the rescue and ongoing care of one of Animals Asia's bears.  I set up Adoptamoonbear.com and, in just over twelve months, with the help of many people like you, raised the required $14,500 to assist Animals Asia rescue and begin the rehabilitation of a lovely young male bear in Vietnam.

Today Jigsaw is enjoying his new life at Animals Asia's bear sanctuary situated in the Tam Dao National Park, a few hours from Hanoi, Vietnam, free from the pain and suffering of his past!

When Animals Asia rescues a bear, it commits to the bear's care for the term of its natural life. Our continued sponsorship supports Animals Asia in honouring this commitment to our cheeky, fun-loving Jigsaw.

Join me now and help give Jigsaw the healthy, happy life he deserves.

To find out how, click here!

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If you who are new to this website and wondering....why the name “Jigsaw” ??

Click here to read The AAMB story so far

Welcome to 2021 and my wonderful new puzzle!

Hi everyone, Jigsaw here.  Here’s to a happier new year for us all!  Do read my first newsletter for 2021 here.  Lots of good news coming our way this year.  And I would love your support with my new puzzle to help bring out my full handsome-ness!
Click here for my new puzzle! A handsome full frame shot of me!

 

Celebrating the finish to my fabulous 2020 Selfie puzzle!

I had a wonderful finish to my 2020 puzzle and raised a whopping $11600 for my Bear Care Club!!
Thank you to all my Bear Care friends who support me with donations and love. You make me so happy! Love, Jigsaw!

 

Looking forward to sharing all the news from my world here at Animals Asia’s Bear Rescue Sanctuary in Vietnam and of course…… my NEW 2021 puzzle !!!  Stay tuned!

 

Nearly there for our Christmas Bear

Hi Everyone!  It was a very strange year for everyone – and not a particularly easy one for you, my human family. I hope that next year is a happier and brighter one for everybody.
We bears were very well looked after all year and ten bears were rescued – despite Covid restrictions – and are now happily enjoying their new lives.
Here is my  Christmas newsletter for you to read!
I would love any support you can give me to help FINISH my puzzle before New Year’s Eve! I still have a ways to go!!!
LOVE your bear, Jigsaw !!

 

Making new friends, remembering old friends

Gosh it was FIVE years ago when Sal brought some supporters to visit me. Since then so much has changed!!!
READ all our latest news HERE:
rescued bears settling in happily, Another Award for Adoptamoonbear and helping young students understand why bile-farming is unkind to us bears!
And YOGA done the Kollo way!!

 

Five Bears Rescued in Vietnam during Covid crisis!

FIVE bears are moving closer to their first steps on grass after being rescued from bile-farms in April and May. They have finished their quarantine period at Animals Asia’s Vietnam sanctuary and are now getting used to their inside sleeping dens. After that…. the Great Outdoors awaits them!  

3 OF THE BEARS IN THEIR FARM CAGES

Read All about this and more in Jigsaw’s latest newsletter HERE

And as we head to end of the tax year, Scooby is offering to hide some snacks from the taxman for you !!  

Just follow his link HERE

 

My 2020 puzzle is UP and running

Hi everyone!   Happy New Year from your favourite bear!

I’m already celebrating my last TEN happy years with Animals Asia, living at their wonderful sanctuary in Vietnam. And now I’m starting my eleventh year and boy! Have things changed since I first arrived as Bear # 39.  There are now 200 bears living here and we have ten bear houses plus houses for the very boisterous cubs, our more elderly bears (NOT me!!)  plus our southern cousins, the Sun Bears. 

As you can see, this is going to be another fabulous puzzle photo of yours truly! I have everyone reason to look so happy because my life here is fantastic – thanks to your support which helps make me a Zero Cost Bear for Animals Asia. Your donations cover ALL my living costs for the whole year.  And I couldn’t be in better caring paws than the team here at Animals Asia.

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And read my current one here

Love Your Bear, Jigsaw