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Miracle first to go under knife

25 July 2008, 02:15AM |

Tuesday 10am and Jen’s just made the first incision into Miracle’s, abdomen. At that precise moment, the lights flickered, some of the equipment stopped and our vet teams’ eyes opened wide over their masks. With a sleeping bear on the surgery table, this is not a good time for the electricity to fail.

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Tremor lands on his feet!

23 July 2008, 02:19AM |

There have been some incredible "people" stories coming out of the Chengdu earthquake. People crawling out of flattened buildings, or buried in rubble for days, sometimes over a week, and found still alive.

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Two new bundles of joy in Vietnam

14 July 2008, 23:37PM |

The wheels continue to grind frustratingly slowly in Vietnam. Eighty bears currently held illegally on farms in Ha Long Bay and originally slated for rescue into our care are now entwined in a complicated mess of Government intervention and delays.

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UK roadshow update

13 July 2008, 22:52PM |

Nicky Vyvyan-Robinson (no relation), our UK PR and Events Manager, has written a great summary of what the UK roadshow meant to our beautiful bears, dogs and cats in terms of the faith, generosity and tireless support from people all over the UK. You can see Nicky's write-up here.

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UK roadshow

09 July 2008, 04:00AM |

Pat yourselves on the back our amazing UK team because you deserve every accolade going! The roadshow was a fun-filled, fund-raising, emotional roller-coaster from start to finish and we wouldn’t have missed it for the world. So fabulous to meet up again with old friends and supporters and to gain new advocates for programmes that we were proud to be able to speak about in person to audiences across the country.

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RIP brave Bossham

01 July 2008, 20:59PM |

I’m so sad to have to bring you the news that Bossham, who was among the 28 moon bears rescued on 31 March, has died. This brings to 13 the total number of bears from that group that have succumbed to ailments caused by their appalling treatment on the farms. Bossham was a brave and beautiful bear with a glorious temperament despite his disabilities; he was so much loved by us all.

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Dr Dogs visit earthquake kids

29 June 2008, 17:29PM |

And some more good news from China. Suki Deng, our Dr Dog coordinator in Chengdu and Rainbow recently took some of our lovely canine doctors and their volunteer owners to visit more than 40 primary school children made homeless by the Sichuan earthquake.

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Rip-roaring times with the bears

29 June 2008, 12:37PM |

Losing Rupert has been particularly sad for the Chengdu team – but of course life doesn’t stop going on, and this past couple of weeks has been busy in both China and Vietnam.

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Little hero goes home

27 June 2008, 21:19PM |

Christie and I are now nearing the end of our UK Roadshow. It’s been exhausting, but wonderful and I’ll update you about it soon.

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Thank you!

13 June 2008, 18:42PM |

I’ve just arrived in Swindon, England with Christie Yang, our China Relations Director, and we’re starting our UK Roadshow here tonight. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be giving back-to-back presentations to update our wonderful British supporters on the latest China bear rescue and earthquake relief efforts – so I hope you understand if I don’t have much time for blogging.

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Jill's Bio

Jill Robinson MBE

Jill heads Animals Asia’s team of over 300 enthusiastic staff. She divides her time between mainland China, Vietnam and Hong Kong, and travels frequently…

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