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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

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!

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.

PledgeSigning Hanoi

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!

Sal & Jill Hanoi 2015

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