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

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.

If you don’t already receive my quarterly newsletter – written BY ME – then sign up here

And read my current one here

Love Your Bear, Jigsaw

Christmas Cheer from Jigsaw to his supporters

Hi everyone!  Boy!  Christmas time already! A good year for rescues and much good news to come next year.

Sometimes it’s easy to enjoy a fresh start and a new life at the sanctuary but sometimes it presents a few challenges. Some touching stories in this issue

And other challenges include not only closing down the bear bile farms but but also people’s interest in bear bile as a medicine. But important steps being made in both these areas as Vietnam moves towards no bears to be held privately after 2022!

READ my newsletter HERE  for the latest!

And a Merry Beary Christmas to you all!!
Love, your bear, Jigsaw

 

 

Fabulous footage of Jigsaw’s home and a new award from Animals Asia

Hi everyone!  Read my recent newsletter here, chocabloc with news from Jigsaw’s world!  A few items, briefly:

Very exciting news: Adopt A Moon Bear have been acknowledged by Animals Asia (again!) for our exceptional fundraising and awareness raising campaigns. So proud that we are able to help Animals Asia in their extraordinary animal welfare work.

Jigsaw is happily hurtling along in his 2019 puzzle, thank you! Do go across to his puzzle page and check him out with his pile of cupcakes!!

And how exciting is this footage of Jigsaw’s world! If you look closely enough you will find him posing!!!  CLICK HERE to watch a short video

Order of Australia for our director Tuan and my puzzle for 2019 is up and running

Hi everyone! Jigsaw here, off to a great to start to 2019: Our Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixson was honoured with an Order of Australia for his contribution and dedication to animal welfare in South East Asia! Go Tuan!

And my new puzzle is up and ready to receive your support. Check it out here

Read all my latest news here in my Easter newsletter:

Hi everyone!  Such good news to tell you! 
My puzzle is finished for 2018 – thank you to everyone who has donated this year.
You can view it here
On the way we rocketed past a massive fuNraising total of $100,000 over 9 years!! I’m still pinching myself – never in my wildest dreams did I think I would raise this sort of money.  
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has donated over the years and helped us reach this extraordinary milestone!!!

 

Our 200th bear rescued and my 2018 puzzle almost finished!

Very exciting news here in Vietnam with the 200th bear rescued by Animals Asia! Remember, I was the 39th bear rescued in 2010 so we’ve come a long way since then. And the most important news is that the Vietnam Government has decreed that it will be illegal for people to own bears by 2022! Yeah! 
Meanwhile I’m SUPER excited because my 2018 puzzle is almost finished – only TEN pieces to go!! Woo Hoo!! Will you help me finish it!  
Read my latest newsletter HERE