Animals Asia Foundation is a Hong Kong-based government-registered animal welfare charity founded by Jill Robinson MBE in 1998. It also has charitable status in UK, USA, Germany and Australia with donations being tax-deductible in these countries. It has additional offices in China.
As of 2005, Animals Asia had 17 full-time employees working in the Head Office in Hong Kong. Apart from UK and Germany that have offices, that consist of employees and volunteers working out of their homes in Australia, USA and New Zealand.
In China, we employee 2 full-time vets, 3 vet nurses, 2 bear managers, 12 management staff and over 100 administrative staff and workers. As our Sanctuary grows and we open to the public, this number will grow.
Our Mission and Vision
Forging Asian Solutions
The Animals Asia Foundation is devoted to the needs of wild, domesticated and endangered species throughout the Asian continent.
"The mission of the Animals Asia Foundation is to improve the lives of all animals in Asia, end cruelty and restore respect for animals Asia-wide."
Change for all animals, inspired by empathy for the few.
Our animal ambassadors embody the ideal that empathy for one animal can evolve into empathy for an entire species and ultimately for all species.
The Animals Asia Foundation, managed by professionals, resident in Asia, is committed to forging constructive solutions to the seemingly insurmountable problems which the animals face in today's changing environment. Implementation is through a dynamic three-pronged approach:
Investigation: Using the latest veterinary techniques, animal care and conservation science, our network of field officers target countries in Asia, identifying local needs and finding solutions for the animals.
Negotiation: Cultivating sensitive communication and cooperation with governments to open the door to visionary win-win solutions.
Education: Creating inspired grass roots programmes within the community, which spark far reaching change in people's attitudes, thus motivating them to co-exist peacefully with animals.
Our projects include:
China Bear Rescue Our rescue of 500 farmed bears in China is building a momentum to end bear farming forever by working with the government and the local community.
Friends….. or Food? Finding solutions to end dog and cat eating through investigation and cultural understanding, we strive to transform attitudes from within.
Doctor Dog Our 300 animal therapy dogs across Asia are proving that companion animals are wonderful friends and helpers.
Professor Paws Dogs take on the role of teachers, as they inspire school children to love and respect animals whilst learning English.
Project Asia Addressing Asian issues: live wild animal markets, emergency relief and usage of animals in Traditional Medicine.