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 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

Only May and halfway there for our 2016 puzzle!

Hi everyone! It’s so exciting that we’re already halfway along with Jigsaw’s 2016 puzzle. Thank you to everyone who has help us rock’n’roll so early…. but we need to keep it happening!! If you can’t afford a whole piece, not a problem!  I keep a running sheet of all donations and as soon as we reach another $100 I turn over the next piece!! It could be yours!!! 

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HERE I COME!! My 2016 puzzle is up and running!!!

READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER HERE

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Woo Hoo!! Our recent Trash’n’Treasure market stall plus some generous early donations has our puzzle half completed already!!

Jigsaw’s Trash’n’Treasure stall coming up on March 20

Yep, time to clean out your cupboards for Jigsaw’s annual FuNraising event at Rotary’s Camberwell Sunday Market

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Let me know if you have any goodies to donate!!

Come and visit our stall on Sunday March 20, Camberwell Market, Melbourne!

WOO HOO! Our 2015 puzzle is now completed!

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STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT PUZZLE IN 2016 AND OF COURSE OUR TRASH’N’TREASURE STALL HERE IN MELBOURNE, HOPEFULLY IN MARCH!!
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Year 6 students @ Vaucluse Public School cook up a feast for Jigsaw!

Year 6 students got right behind Jigsaw and cooked up a feast that he would have loved to eat himself !!

With the support and encouragement of one of their teachers, Margaret Nay, the students studied the plight of Moon Bears in Term 3. They looked at Animals Asia videos online and then designed a pamphlet about Moon Bears. The pamphlet was divided up into sections e.g facts about appearance and habitat; a map section, threats to survival and lastly awareness & discussion of fundraising ideas.

The school is fortunate to have a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (& kitchen) so a cup cake bake-athon was a popular choice for their fuNraiser!

Pairing up with a class buddy, the Year 6 students selected another class in the school who they then visited, showing their pamphlet to the students and educating them in advance of the fundraising day. The awareness the Year 6 students raised through the sharing of their moon bear pamphlet, coupled with their baking skills resulted in a hugely successful fundraising event, with $400 of cupcakes sold! With some extra teacher support, the total donation came to $500!

Big thank you’s and Bear Hugs to Vaucluse Public School from Jigsaw and Adoptamoonbear for your wonderful support!

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Historic Step forward in Traditional Medicine for Vietnam

REMEMBER Tuesday September 22 2015 as a very special and auspicious day indeed! Today Animals Asia signed a pledge with the Vietnamese Traditional Medicine Association to end the use of bear bile in traditional medicine by 2020. This has been achieved through the co-operative endeavours of TMA Vietnam & Animals Asia including the collection of scientific data highlighting the detrimental and often deadly effects of using infected bile plus delivery of educational programmes and literature for medical practitioners, highlighting the successful substitution of herbal alternatives. Their concerted efforts are reflected in the reduction in numbers of practitioners still using bear bile.

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Signing the pledge!

Eight of Jigsaw’s supporters are currently in Vietnam and about visit Jigsaw and his bear buddies!

But to be invited to join in the witnessing of this historic day was an extraordinary privilege!

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Jill Robinson, founder of Animals Asia with Sally, founder of Adopt A Moon Bear holding our mascot bears, Fuzzi Bum and Minnie J

CONGRATULATIONS TO JILL, TUAN AND ALL THE ANIMALS ASIA TEAM FOR THEIR PASSIONATE COMMITMENT TO END THIS APPALLING INDUSTRY.