years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Animals Asia's Moon Bear Rescue Centre is not only home to Moon Bears.......
Rescued dogs Futo, Sack (we found him being beaten in a sack on his way to a dog restaurant), Toto and Shortie have taken up residence around the sanctuary and act as extra eyes and ears for our security guards, whilst our rescued cats Gazza, Beijou, Pijou, Rug and Jimmy, are a welcome addition to the staff quarters where they busily watch over meetings and keep our toes warm on cold winter nights!
Rhodri the leopard cat was brought to us by a Forestry Official - no doubt destined for a live animal market. Wild and terrified, Rhodri was malnourished and desperate to escape the confines of his tiny cage. Today, Rhodri lives in a specially designed outdoor cat enclosure, where he can lounge in the long grass or watch the daily activities of the centre through the security and peace of his bamboo house.
Maddy - a furious female macaque (monkey) was dropped off at our Rescue Centre in a bag, by a young Chinese student whose family had bought her as a baby from a wild animal market. Sadly, as with most wild animals kept as pets, she had become too much of a handful and was very aggressive towards anyone that approached..... it took weeks of patient care by our veterinary staff (not to mention numerous bribes with boiled eggs!) to convince Maddy that life wasn't so bad.
Maddy was settled into another specially constructed enclosure. However, despite daily and ever changing enrichment, she was clearly lonely and spent hours grooming the end of a broom - her substitute friend.
But Maddy's luck was in and a few months later we received a call from a local village that was experiencing problems with a large male macaque who had escaped. The AAF Veterinary team went swiftly to the rescue and surrounded by hordes of curious villagers, Gail successfully darted the monkey and brought him back to the safety of our Rescue Centre where he was given a health check, named "John" and cautiously introduced to Maddy.
Today the two monkeys are the best of friends and Maddy's grooming skills are much appreciated by John!