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

More bears Rescued! 64 pieces of my puzzle turned over !

Please read my latest newsletter here, sharing news of recent rescues.

And the very sad reality that some rescues come too late despite all the care and love they receive at our sanctuaries.

Since June more bears have been given hope and a new home with us, hopefully with more to follow soon.

And who’s looking fabulous with 64 pieces of my puzzle turned over but still many more to go.  Please help by clicking here to make your donation

My 2024 Puzzle is here!

Hi everyone, Jigsaw here!  My 2024 PUZZLE is now showing, check it out here

 

And my first NEWSLETTER for the year can be read Here.  It’s full of news:

  • Recent bear rescues!
  • Our newly built 2nd Vietnam sanctuary at Bach Ma is already receiving bears
  • Another Milestone towards ending bile farming celebrated with the Vietnamese Government
  • Jill Robinson, our Founder, is making headlines again.

What a great year 2023 has been !

25 Committed Years brings bear bile farming closer to its end in Vietnam.

Animals Asia is officially partnered with the Vietnamese Government to end this barbaric industry.  In October AA opened its 2nd bear sanctuary in Vietnam and already it has welcomed its first three bears, rescued from the bear bile industry.  With over 300 bears still on bile farms and in private ownership, the race is on to bring them to the new Bach Ma sanctuary.  Read more here about how you can help!

Jigsaw and his bear buddies thank you for your support and wish you well over the festive season! 

 

2nd Vietnam Sanctuary now open and already has its first bears!

Oops, bit belated again but check out my Spring newsletter here

It’s chokkas with great news about our new sanctuary and its first rescued bears, doing their bit for Moonkind !  We’ve had some fabulous fuNraising events. And Sal has broken new ground, giving a terrific presentation to forty 9 year old students about moon bears and endangered animals!

And there’s not much left to go with my puzzle for 2023 so Please help me be a Zero Cost Bear for Animals Asia so we can fill the 2nd sanctuary with lots of rescued bears as soon as possible!

2023 marks 25 years of Bear Rescues for Animals Asia

2023 is shaping up to be a HUGE year for Bears !

25 years ago Animals Asia rescued its first bear and now over 600 bears have been given new lives at our sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.

We are well underway with the building of our second sanctuary in Vietnam, thankfully, as we have rescued 10 bears already this year, mostly from notorious bile-farm hotspots.    Read all about our plans for this year here 

And Please! Support me with my puzzle.  Helping me be a Zero Cost Bear for Animals Asia means it has more money to finish the new sanctuary and fill it with newly rescued bears !

Wishing you a Merry Beary Christmas and an exciting new year!

Hi everyone !  Suddenly 2022 has almost finished !  But we have a wonderful new project starting here in Vietnam:
Our second sanctuary is being built right now and hopefully open for its first rescued bears early in the new year!
Read all my news in the last newsletter for 2022 right here
And try and guess what cute sound Anh Sang is making when she’s playing with Bubu !! You’ll be surprised !
Love Jigsaw !!!