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

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

Spring is here and so are more bears!

Hi Everyone! It’s a Big Year ! Not only have more bears been rescued but Animals Asia is celebrating its 20th Anniversary!  And….. we are well on the way to reaching a MASSIVE fuN-raising total for Jigsaw of $100,000 in only 9 years!! 
Read some below and LOTS MORE about it in our latest newsletter here

Adoptamoonbear wins one of Animals Asia’s awards for fuNraising!

Hi Everyone! Jigsaw and I are very excited because we have won one of Animals Asia’s awards for 2017: 
the Andrew Award for Innovation and Creativity in fundraising – for the second year in a row! 
This is also the 20th Anniversary of Animals Asia which was founded in 1998 and since then has rescued and cared for 600 bears. 
We are also halfway through Jigsaw’s 2018 puzzle.

Read more about all this news and more in our June newsletter here 

Woo Hoo! Finished our 2017 puzzle, raising $11,000

Woo Hoo! We’re all finished! Thank you everyone for your support! But if you’re thinking “Bother, I missed out…”  then don’t worry!!! You can still donate a pot of honey!!
It was so coooool this year because the final pieces were donated on the same day as the anniversary (Dec 14 2010) of raising the initial money to rescue me!!
Thank you to ALL my supporters!
Love YOUR bear, Jigsaw