Sponsor a bear
Can you give a little extra to sponsor one of the bears in our care?
Animals Asia's Sponsor a Bear is a sponsorship programme like no other. We are the only NGO with award-winning bear sanctuaries in both China and Vietnam where we care for hundreds of rescued bears for the rest of their lives.
Can you sponsor one of these intelligent, forgiving bears? We’re doing all we can to give the bears a healthy and happy future so they can leave their horrific pasts behind. But we can’t do it without you. The rescued bears need specialised care for the rest of their lives to help them recover from shocking abuse.
The bears arrive at our sanctuaries in terrible condition. Most need surgery to remove damaged gall bladders or broken teeth. Many need long-term medication to deal with chronic illnesses or painful deformities. Our expert veterinary team can provide the bears with the medical attention they need.
The bears’ spacious grassy enclosures have trees to climb and rock pools to swim in – and plenty of room to run and wrestle with friends. Their brick and concrete dens are built to withstand boisterous bear play, and their sturdy hanging basket beds are strong enough to hold two!
The bears eat fresh fruit, vegetables, and dry dog food. To them, it’s delicious after years of eating nothing but a tasteless gruel on the farms.
All the little extras that help to stave off depression – and in some cases, aggression, among the bears – puzzle feeders, swings, balls and rubber kongs. We also provide the bears with browse (branches, grasses and leaves) and a variety of taste and smell sensations by smearing treats such as miso paste, sesame oil, peanut butter and honey around their enclosures.
You can choose which one of our magnificent bears to sponsor and track how he or she is progressing under the expert and loving care of our vets and bear keepers. This means that we can share a lot more information with you about your bear, directly from the sanctuary. You'll receive updates about your bear and stunning photos so you can see what your furry friend has been up to. And, given some of the personalities we have in our sanctuaries, this often involves quite a lot of mischief!
In return for your support, you will be able to share the joy of following your bear through his or her lifetime at our sanctuary. You will receive a welcome pack containing a framed photo of your bear and information about his or her character and well-being. We will also send you a useful Sponsor a Bear bag as a token of our thanks.
Caring for these broken bears for the rest of their lives is a huge commitment. That's why we ask our bear sponsors to commit to each month. Your donation will ensure that Animals Asia can continue its vital work on all of its programmes. Long-term sponsorship also helps us save on administrative costs, meaning a greater portion of your contribution goes to where it is most needed.