We all love cuddly teddies, especially the UK's Marsha Davison of Abracadabra Teddy Bears, who has been raising funds for our bears since 2003 and is once again holding her popular end-of-year teddy auction for supporters around the world.
Some fabulous middle school students in Shenzhen, southern China, are running their own campaign to bring the message to their community that dogs and cats are our friends, not food.
The past few days have seen lots of Christmas activity and merriment at our bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam. With every bear enjoying their annual treat of a sweet and sticky mince pie, together with fancy wrapped boxes full of nuts, seeds and fruit.
I've just shared some incredible experiences with some very special supporters we've had on site at our Chengdu bear sanctuary – including being "totally blind" for 70 minutes at an amazing facility for the blind.
Thanks to the generosity of Hong Kong supporter Mike Horne, last weekend the students of International College Hong Kong (ICHK) were decked out in their new Animals Asia football kit and wearing our name with pride!
Just recently, one of our Bear Team leaders, Yang Li, was trailed on site by a local reporter who was writing stories about special people in Chengdu. The newspaper then asked readers to vote for the most deserving person.
Eddie didn't stand still for long after his starring role at the Professor Paws celebrations in Guangzhou.
I always love our Fun Days in China – and this was no exception with our Cat and Dog Welfare team rolling out the red carpet for Professor Paws Fun Day in Shenzhen!
Sending strength and condolences to the Philippines.
Our fabulous Hong Kong Patron, Karen Mok recently celebrated an exhibition of her 20 years of talent and stardom in "The Age of MOKnificance".
Featuring Animals Asia as her chosen charity, the Opening Ceremony was held at The Landmark Atrium, where our Managing Director, Jim Smillie, Donor Relationship Manager, Cindy Ip, and I went along last Sunday to join in the celebrations with Karen, her husband Johannes, and her family – mum and dad Eleanor and Alan, and brother Trevor.