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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

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

Jigsaw’s puzzle is romping home for Christmas!

Well we’ve nearly done it!  And if you don’t get in soon, you will miss out on a piece of my 2017 puzzle. When we finish it, we will have raised almost $11,000 towards my Bear Care Club this year !!!! Woo Hoo!!!!  
And if you would like to read my December 2017 newsletter, click here! Jigsaw had a whole lot of fun asking bears at the sanctuary the keys to being Happy Bears…. and do you know what…. the answers are pretty simple…. and probably the same as what makes you and me happy, too!
But if you just want to DONATE NOW so you DON”T MISS OUT, then click here

 

 

Historic agreement between Animals Asia and Vietnam government to shut down the bear bile industry!

Best news ever for Vietnam’s moon bears was announced in August: a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam’s government that makes it illegal for private households to keep moon bears in captivity. This should bring an end to the horrific bear bile industry in Vietnam forever.
The 1000 bears currently caught up in this industry will need to find new homes in sanctuaries by 2023. These sanctuaries need to be built…. and that means $$ – OUR DONATIONS are needed more than ever to help make this happen as quickly as possibly. 
READ MORE about this historic event, and more, in our latest newsletter 

Bazan & Wendles had to wait 10 years before they could play together

Some wonderful news coming out of Animals Asia’s sanctuaries as recently rescued bears are overcoming their traumatic and abusive pasts and learning to play.  
CLICK BELOW to read more of Jigsaw’s June Newsletter 

please consider making a donation to Jigsaw’s Bear Care Club before June 30