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International Animal Rescue Saving animals from suffering around the world

Please help us care for Boris the dancing bear

Boris has suffered horrific abuse during his life. He was beaten regularly with a large stick to force him to dance on the streets of India. The trauma from the heavy blows left him blind in his right eye. For years he lived in pain and fear.

Boris’ owner had bought him from a poacher when he was still a small cub. Before he was even six months old his captor had pierced his nose with a red hot iron rod and threaded a short length of coarse rope through the wound. The pain must have been excruciating. Then he smashed Boris’ teeth out with a hammer.

For years poor Boris struggled to survive on scraps of food from his owner. His gums were swollen and infected, making it hard for him to eat what little food he was given. When we rescued him he was emaciated and starving.

Shocking stories like Boris’ make us absolutely determined to give him and all the other bears in our sanctuaries the loving care they deserve for as long they are with us. The abuse they have suffered has taken a serious toll on their health and very few will live to a ripe old age.

Please send a gift today of whatever you can afford so that Boris and his friends can continue to live healthy, happy lives and leave the fear and pain of the past behind them. 

Boris and his friends could never survive without us. They depend on us for food, care and shelter and, if we weren’t there to look after them, they would soon die of starvation or sickness. Please send whatever you can today to help us give them the best care we possibly can. After all they’ve been through, it’s the least we can do. Thank you.