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

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

Huge honour for Sal & AAMB ! We receive an award for excellence & creativity in FuNraising!!

Animals Asia recently bestowed 4 awards per major donor country to acknowledge the efforts of their enthusiastic fundraisers! 
Sal & Adoptamoonbear received one of only 2 awards given to individuals for their outstanding contributions towards fundraising along with commitment to bringing awareness to the plight of the bear-bile farmed bears.
Plus 2 more bears rescued at Easter! Welcome home to Wendles and Bazan who had to endure 6 extra long and painful years waiting for the farmer to release them into the care of  Animals Asia!. 
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE IN MY LATEST NEWSLETTER!

 

 

My 2017 puzzle is Off and Running

Woo Hoo!  Off we go!
My new puzzle is a beauty! Thanks to this fabulous snap from Animals Asia.

(heh heh! Of course, I’m used to being photographed now as this is my 8th puzzle!)

Sal hopes to raise at least $11,000 this year which means I am close to being a “zero-cost” bear for Animals Asia.

This means more money from other donors can be used to help Animals Asia rescue more bears!

Woo Hoo! My 2016 puzzle is completed!

HUGE thank you’s from me and Jigsaw!!! Our commitment to cover all of Jigsaw’s annual living expenses and share of sanctuary costs is a huge burden lifted off the shoulders of Animals Asia. Your care and generosity always overwhelms me ….. and of course, DELIGHTS Jigsaw!!  If you haven’t already donated, don’t feel that you have missed out! Jigsaw is always up for some extra “presents” under his Christmas tree which he will happily share with the newly rescued bears – some of whom are desperately in love of TLC xxx 

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