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

Enjoy my “12 Days of Christmas” Carol full of happy bears!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas !!  Another wonderful year full of rescues along with the happy stories of our Nanning bears relishing their new world of grass, trees, sky and friends. For Christmas this year I have created my very own version of the “12 Days of Christmas”.  Check it out in my latest newsletter !! I hope you enjoy singing along to it.
With the end of the year almost here I still have 13 pieces of my puzzle to turn over!! Please help me finish it ! Even a small pot of honey money will help. Thank you!  Love, your bear, Jigsaw

OOPs! Forgot to pop my September newsletter up

With all the lovely weather,  I just forgot!  But please read how the Nanning bears are settling in to their happy new lives.  Then enjoy some Bearlympics which took place during the Tokyo Olympics this year!! And finally don’t miss my poem!! Lots of great reading right here

After 8 long years waiting, 101 bears finally get to come Home

 

Hi everyone!
Read our June newsletter here
We can’t believe it!! Finally the 101 bears of Nanning have made it Home to Animals Asia’s sanctuary in Chengdu after 8 long years of negotiations and delays.  They travelled almost 800 miles by truck to a new peace-filled life, surrounded by bear buddies, healthy food and …. grass !! Something none of them had ever experienced.
If this isn’t a big enough story Animals Asia now has a location for, and will soon start building, its 2nd sanctuary in Vietnam to help accommodate all the bears remaining on bear-bile farms but who must be surrendered by end of 2023.
So please if you are moved to support Jigsaw, now is the time to help him be a Zero Cost Bear – that is a bear that doesn’t cost Animals Asia money to keep because we cover ALL his costs at the sanctuary.
 

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 !!