Urgent Bear Rescues
URGENT BEAR RESCUES
We are in desperate need of your support as our Great Bear Rescue project faces an unprecedented emergency situation. As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, restaurants across Armenia have been forced to close down, resulting in the bears being held captive there becoming abandoned and at risk of starving to death.
We have been inundated with messages from the very restaurant owners we have been trying to reason with for months, giving us permission to now go and rescue the bears. They now serve ‘no purpose’ to the owners as they are no longer able to be used as entertainment for tourists. They have been left without food, unwanted and forgotten.
We are urgently appealing for donations to cover the costs of these rescues, in addition to preparing the sanctuary to receive an unexpectedly high number of bears being rushed into our care. In addition to the high costs involved in these emergency rescue operations, our sanctuary is at full capacity. Before any bears can be rescued, we need to make space for them. The only way to do this is to divide some of the larger enclosures to make space for the new rescues. This is of course only temporary, but we simply cannot leave the bears to suffer alone in the cages where they are currently imprisoned.