Posts Tagged ‘AAF’

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


Woo Hoo! Adoptamoonbear is 4 years old!

Hi everyone! I can hardly believe that this December marks four years since I started Adoptamoonbear and 3 years since we raised the initial $14,500 to rescue  Jigsaw.  Over these 4 years YOU have helped raise over $40,000 to keep our commitment to care for Jigsaw. Little did I realise how wonderfully supportive so many of you would be. **A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have donated, encouraged and inspired me on this journey!**   Please click here to read our latest newsletter and please, share it on Facebook and forward to your friends!


When Jigsaw first arrived at Tam Dao Bear Rescue Centre, there were only 39 bears.  Four years on there are 107 – a whopping increase –  all rescued from bear-bile trade or cubs rescued from smugglers (probably destined for the same awful fate).  AAF’s Rescue Centre has had to expand considerably to accommodate the bears, which translates to more funds required to build enclosures, vet facilities etc and cover increasing management costs.  This is why it is so important that we keep our commitment to care for Jigsaw, so that AAF can focus on caring for other bears and rescuing more from this abhorrent industry.

Our last post mentioned Dickie Bear Dugmore’s wonderful poem about his life in House 10.  Now there is a most delightful reading of the poem by English actress Rula Lenska, so click here to listen and watch this memorable video.

And check out this photo story of clever bear Wang Cai who decides to be Mr Handy Bear when his swing broke – Priceless!!


With only 30 or so pieces of puzzle to go, can I ask you to consider sending the bears a little extra Christmas cheer with a donation to AAMB – perhaps in lieu of a present for someone who already appreciates the abundance in their life…… And wishing you all a MERRY BEARY CHRISTMAS with your family and friends!  x Sal & Jigsaw


Stop Press! Jigsaw hits the Big Time!

**Hi Everyone, **
**Just the quickest of newsflashes:  In a first, Animals Asia is spending an _entire week_ on their Facebook page inviting us to get to know a bear better, and guess who that  bear is???  _Our very own Jigsaw_!**

Hi Everyone,

Just the quickest of newsflashes:  In a first, Animals Asia is spending an entire week on their Facebook page inviting us to get to know a bear better, and guess who that  bear is??? Our very own Jigsaw!


"Just PRESS the button HERE for BUBBLES and a great MASSAGE!!

If you are on Facebook, make sure you follow Jigsaw’s story as Annemarie – Bear & Vet Team Director at AAF’s sanctuary in Vietnam – shares more of his story, daily life & care plus antics & foibles!  I’m sure it will be an informative and amusing look at his world. And as we know, Jigsaw just hates the limelight, so I’m sure he’s “telling all” in this weeklong exclusive!!

click here to go to AAF Facebook page,

Please SHARE on YOUR Facebook page!

(Hmmm,  Jigsaw will probably want his own Facebook page after this)


Woo Hoo!! Look at Me! Look at Me!


Tuan and his team at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre spent HOURS watching ME and waiting for some perfect moments and here is one of them!

We chose this one because it is Sooo Cute and Fun!

Just click on the image to visit my puzzle page … and make a donation 🙂

I can’t wait to see more of me!!!