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).
Lucky with a student at ‘Think International School’
Quite a few of you have been asking what has happened to Professor Lucky. He’s not been doing many visits lately, because he fell ill a few months ago. I’m happy to report that he is doing much better now and I hope he will be visiting schools again in the autumn. He became very sick with a condition called “vestibular syndrome” which affects a dog’s balance. He found it difficult to stand and walk, and felt very tired. But a lot of rest, medicine from the vet and gentle care at home has worked wonders though the arthritis in his back legs makes walking down steps very difficult for him now.
Lucky has done a few Doctor Dog visits lately – many of the people he visits have difficulty getting around too so he knows how they feel! He misses his other Professor friends, as well as meeting children at the schools, and he’s looking forward to putting on the blue bandana again soon. When you consider that Professor Lucky is about 15 years old, we can only marvel at his resilience!