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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Children & Youth, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Youth Development, Zoos & Aquariums

Mission: We exist to give rescued and retired animals a safe haven and to educate people to positively impact the conservation and preservation of exotic and endangered species and encourage responsible pet ownership.

Results: Approximately 15,000 people tour the sanctuary annually to observe and learn about more than 45 exotic and endangered former “pets” and retired performers, issues related to the exotic pet trade, and conservation of endangered species and habitats.

Target demographics: Children ages 4-17, adults, students

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5-12 animals are adopted each year

Geographic areas served: Indiana, midwest

Programs: Sanctuary tours Camps for kids ages 3-12 Field trips Web resources

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Teressa J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Black Pine is the coolest place that I have ever visited. The keepers are very knowledgeable and love to share information about all of the animals that make their forever home at Black Pine. They have rescued numerous animals who otherwise would not be alive today.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary at Albion, Indiana is such a great place to visit and spend time with family. They are very professional with their care of the animals in their keeping. They think of new and exciting enrichments for the animals so they don't feel bored or lonely. They inform all visitors about how the animals have come to them and advocate more humane treatment of animals through out the world. I love to take my grandchildren here to learn about what they can do to help make sure that the mistakes of the elders do not continue to trickle down. They learn that the animals that we share our planet with have rights that should be respected. With the help of places like Black Pine, maybe the next generation will not repeat our mistakes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We 'discovered' Black Pine four years ago. We were hooked after the first visit and so fortunate to be only an hour away. These animals all have a story that you hear by going on the tours. We feel like we know each animal after several visits. We follow their stories on Facebook and love seeing pictures of them. We have attended several fund raisers, such as, Roar and Snore and Lions, Tigers and Beer. The staff are so personable and you can just feel the love they have for the animals. We recommend Black Pine to all our friends. We are always looking forward to the next visit!

2 Shane12

Client Served

Rating: 5

Black Pine is doing great things for these animals! I know a few people that volunteer there and they truly care for the animals there so much.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family enjoyed our day at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary last year, and can't wait to get back this year. My kids are still talking about what they learned about the felines. It was very interestibg to stick around for the feedibg afterwards.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Black Pine treat each and every animal that they have given a forever home to as their own. They learn as much as they can and provide them anazing enclosures that are as close to their natural habit that is possible. Everyone working will answer questions from anyone and be happy to help. This is a place I have been going since I was in middle school and now at 32 take my son. Such a positive place.

1 Sandy100

Client Served

Rating: 5

Black Pines Sanctuary is a first class operation. They spend the time and care to make sure every guest is educated on where the animals came from, what medical conditions they have due to previous treatment and how they are being helped now to live out the rest of their days in this wonderful sanctuary. Black Pines is in a wooded area to keep the animals shaded and every animal has a shelter in his cage. They do a wonderful job for the animals.

1 Jody9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been to & have followed Black Pine for many years now & they are an amazing place for large animals to spend the remaining of their lives. These individuals care so much about the animals that they receive the best care that can be given. They try to give them decent living quarters for both warm temps & middle of winter.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an animal lover that hates to see wild animals being raised by regular individuals that find out later in life there's a lot more to it than being a cute animal. At Black Pine they have taken these animals in that cannot be put into the wild & have given them a lot of love & care in their handling. They take great care in the animals they have received over the years. Black Pine is a facility that I have great respect for in many different areas.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Black Pines does great work with the animals fortunate to call it home. I like the way they educate people about wild animals.

1 Robin128

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I had a great visit. The staff was friendly and informative. We stayed for a feeding, it was very interesting watching the animals react when food was being "served". We love this place and can't wait to go back in October. :-)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I visited Black Pine with my sister, her husband and their 4 young children in early August for the first time. We all really enjoyed the visit and had no complaints. The tour was very down to earth and informative, the animals looked very well cared for and loved and appeared healthy and happy in their environments. The facilities were clean and well laid out and the people were friendly. We enjoyed having a small picnic lunch and purchased a few souvenirs in the gift shop. Loved getting up close to many of the animals and would like to return to take a feeding tour someday.