It only took my first and second time visiting to see the amazing care and compassion the staff and volunteers have for the animals. As it should be the animals always come first.
I am an avid supporter and love my time visiting the animals. The efforts they extend to make the experience for the visitors educational is exemplary. Its nothing new that again and again is been shown there are so many out there that have no regard for animals as living and feeling creatures that deserve life without suffering or being used for profit. It makes my heart happy to know every single animal at Black Pine will know nothing but the best care possible for the rest of their lives.
As a senior citizen grappling with a few things, when I visit Black Pine, I leave feeling hopeful. Hope is a big gift in my life so they are not only giving deserving animals hope, they inspire it in humans as well.
As a society we are staggeringly slow to adopt legislation to protect animals. Because of this, there are far to many animals in urgent need of sanctuary. BPAS is not a zoo, it is a forever home for animals who have been surrendered, abandoned, seized by law enforcement or acquired through other circumstances. Many of their animals have lived in deplorable conditions prior to coming to BPAS. They have been exploited, used for profit, breeding or simply been owned by private citizens that had no idea of the magnatitude of their care. BPAS gives these animals the love, care, nourishment, and enrichment they deserve. The staff is amazing, loving, knowledgeable and dedicated. In addition to caring for these animals in need, they do so much to educate people. I don't know anyone who has ever visited BPAS that has not been impressed with and moved by this extraordinary facility.
My father had Alzheimers disease and went to adukt daycare three days a week. Wednesdays were field trip days and he got to Black Pine sanctuary. He loved it and wanted to go back. I never got a chance to take him back but I have gone and understand why he loved it.
What an amazing facility. The animals are well cared for and the grounds are fantastic. The volunteers and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the drive to see animals living out their lives comfortably and happy.
This is an amazing sanctuary that gives the creatures in its care all of the needed security, feedings, healthcare, life enrichment, and clean indoor as well as spacious outdoor enclosures.... many having their own spaces. The sanctuary strives to educate both visitors to it's venue, as well as the ccommunity at large through tv, newspapers and it's website and Facebook pages. This is wonderful and worthy non-profit that serves both the creatures in its care as well as those who visit, volunteer, donate to ensure the well-being of the volunteers.
Sincerely, PF Siri
BPAS truly cares about not only the animals but our community as well. They do so very much with very little resources and money. The volunteers and small paid staff put their hearts and souls into each day. It amazes me how they do it and they do it very well! I am a proud supporter.
Black Pine Is wonderful place for people of all ages...very clean..friendly staff..and healthy looking animals!! Never get tired of going there.
Before visiting Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, I thought interacting with exotic animals seemed like a "once in a lifetime experience."
...Then I learned the dark side of this type of "experience." It has completely changed my view of animal life held in captivity. BPAS does a fantastic job of moving the focus from "this is entertainment for me!" to "this is how the animals experience your 'entertainment.'" What an eye opener. I remember having an "uneasy" feeling going to the circus as a child. BPAS put proof behind that feeling, when I couldn't put it into words myself. What a gift... We need this important message to reach as many children (and adults!) as possible!
The staff of Black Pines really cares, not only about "their" animals, but about the treatment and protection of ALL animals. It is a great place to visit, and I love the pictures they have on the site of the enrichment for the animals. What a great way to help share the love for all of God's creatures!