China: Crisis Time for the AA Bear Sanctuary Located In the Worst Hit Region. Supplies and Food Are Short; Transport Links In Shutdown. Please Donate NOW To Keep the Bears and Staff Healthy.



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While others try to leave, our brave and selfless staff are rushing back to the danger zone. I couldn’t be prouder… please show them your support as they battle food and medication shortages… all to keep the bears healthy.

This is a crisis like no other…
I’m asking for your urgent help

Dear Mark,

The impact of the coronavirus is already hitting hard here at our China bear sanctuary.

Medications, face masks and disinfectant are all getting harder to find… even deliveries of food and water are under threat. And prices are going up by the day.
Please help us through this devastating crisis…
The implications for the bears, and other animals who rely on us for help, are truly frightening. Please give what you can to our Crisis Action Fund and help us – and the animals – through this devastating time.

Your gift today will help us pay for urgent veterinary supplies… face masks, antiseptic soap, syringes, swabs, surgical gloves… and most importantly, the bears’ medicines.
The worst thing is the uncertainty. We just don’t know how long this deadly virus will last. But we do know the impact will last for months, not weeks. And we know that this crisis is worsening day by day.
To make a donation to support the bears and the AA team in this crisis; please go to:


Our greatest fear is that transport restrictions and panic buying will mean we can’t get enough basic food, water and medicines for both staff and bears. Even locally sourced supplies like fruit and vegetables are drying up.

Our hearts go out to those directly affected by this devastating virus. As I write this, tens of thousands of people are confirmed as positive and hundreds have died…
By the time you’re reading this, the situation will be even worse.
… most of these cases are in Wuhan, Hubei Province, the epicentre of the virus. And unfortunately, we’re almost next door. Sichuan province, the home of our China sanctuary, and our Nanning rescue site are close to Hubei. So we’re directly affected by the new regulations in place to contain the virus. Lockdowns and transport restrictions are taking a heavy toll.

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But among this devastation are stories of courage and kindness that go to the core of what this big Animals Asia family means to us all.

Our embattled China team is giving all that they have to ensure our rescued bears (and other animals too) have the care that they need.
This is bravery in action. And I’ll share some of these
inspiring stories with you soon…

Like millions across China, our staff and volunteers are facing high prices and shortages of food, water and medical supplies, mostly because of panic buying and onerous (but necessary) transport restrictions. And of course there’s the constant danger of infection.

We’ve increased our already rigorous bio-security measures at our rescue sites. And we’re planning ahead for any contingency that could arise as the situation rapidly deteriorates.
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But most of all we need your help. Will you support the bravest bear team in China?
We’ve already started sending in basic vet equipment from afar to keep our staff and bears safe. But this is very expensive. Your kind gift today will help us secure much-needed supplies like face masks, surgical gloves, disinfectant soap, food and, crucially, medications for the bears.

The truth is that without you, we’re simply not going to get through this. Please, please… give what you can today.

With hope and gratitude,

Jill Robinson MBE, Dr med vet hc, Hon LLD
Founder and CEO, Animals Asia

PS Our mainland China and Hong Kong offices are closed and our community outreach activities are suspended throughout the country. But all our staff are working harder than ever from home or in the field.

PPS Follow events with us as they unfold on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



We have helped the bears today with support – can you please ? – this is a very major crisis – WAV


Dear Mark,

On behalf of our courageous staff and volunteers on the ground in China, thank you so much.

This is a frightening time, filled with uncertainty. But your kind support gives us immense strength and hope as we prepare for what the next few months might bring.

Your generous donation will soon be put to work helping us source food, water and vital medical equipment, which will help to keep the bears and our dedicated staff safe.

In the meantime, please will you help us reach more people by sharing our appeal on Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t already?

Below is a summary of your generous gift for your records:


Date: 2020-02-14

We promise to keep you updated as things progress. Thank you once again, from the bottom of my heart, for standing with us when we need you most.

With all my gratitude,

Jill Robinson,
Founder & CEO

PS By sharing this appeal with your friends on Facebook and Twitter you can help us reach more kind and caring people, like you. You’ll also be helping to ensure that our China team has enough supplies to keep the bears well cared for in the coming months. Big bear hugs of thanks for all that you do.

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