For 24 years, Animals Asia’s Dr Dog programme has been helping some of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable communities. The disabled, the sick and the elderly have all benefited from visits from incredible therapy animals, but behind every tail-wagging dog is a dedicated volunteer.
Rescued from bile farms after years of physical abuse and mind-numbing tedium in a tiny cage – these bears need games to keep their minds and bodies active. For the bears rescued by Animals Asia, the most recent answer to this ongoing challenge are Boomer Balls – zoo-grade toys made for the most robust of animals.
Since her rescue in 2010, Xin Xin has taken her rehabilitation one step at a time. She’s seen off her demons, fought her way back to fitness and climbed her own ladder of success.
After years in a cage on a bear bile farm, Gizmo is determined to grab his new life with both paws – and he can literally taste freedom.
We all love bears. Now we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to ask the question we’re asking ourselves today: “What would you do for the bears?”
Seven more bears have been rescued by Animals Asia from Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province – just 24 hours after Vietnam’s Traditional Medical Association agreed to phase out bile use.