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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

149 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Pamela129

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Black Pine goes way beyond expectations with the animals in their care. One visit and you will see how comfortable and relaxed these creatures are.

1 Rachel192

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful place to visit and learn about the animals.

1 Karen449

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary is an amazing place where exotic animals, who formerly lived in less than desirable situations, can live out their final years being treated with the live and respect they've always deserved. We love visiting and seeing the progress made and the newcomers......

2 Michelle396

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary is amazing! The staff is caring and knowledgeable. The guided tours are informative- I learn something new every time! They take the time to tell about each animals story and help to educate the public on why exotic animals should not be kept as pets and the dangers of exotic animal businesses. The animals are well cared for and the facility is always being upgraded /improved to bettelr serve the animals as well as guests.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very conscience about which organizations I support. I am a huge supporter of the folks at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. They do a fantastic job providing proper environments for all of the animals that they take in. They try to keep the animals in habitats similar to what they would have in the wild. They are very conscience of the animals and that they are not disturbed by our presence when we visit. I cannot say enough good things about this organization!

1 gerarde2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The most wonderful refuge for animals to spend some happy times. I go there often and I am always impressed! The animals are always put first and are well taken care of. I've seen big changes in animals in their first year at Black Pine.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As and animal lover, and especially a cat lover, this is the most wonderful place I have ever been. I get an annual pass every year and go as often as I can. What a great place!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been visiting Black Pine pretty much since the beginning. The staff, volunteers and interns are totally dedicated to ensuring the animals in their care are well taken care of and well loved for the rest of their lives. They continue to amaze me with their unselfish love and hard work. I'm sure a lot of those that visit BP will never see what all it takes to keep it going on a daily basis. When one of the animals die, they feel a great loss no matter how long the animal has been with them. Black Pine will continue to be near and dear to us as they continue to strive to give each loved animal the best of the rest of their lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My adult daughter and I drove 2 hours to Black Pine on Labor Day weekend on a recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed. The facility is nicely set up, for the most part easily accessible, very clean, and in a wonderful wooded setting. The animals are obviously loved and we'll cares for by the staff. The staff is knowledgeable, answers any and all questions asked and are informative on the 2 tours available. There are nice rest rooms and two great covered picnic areas. There is a wonderful gift shop with affordable, nice souvenirs. I was beyond pleased with our experience and pleased to get to know the animals I have been seeing on Facebook for several years. We will be going back again in the spring. It was a wonderful experience!

Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the greatest groups that really take care of wild animals and do it with respect. My family love animals and you see a place like this helps to let the children see what needs to be done to insure that places like this continue helping.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization takes animals so that they can have a safe place to live out their lives in peace. I donate when I can with supplies hat are needed.

Annette35

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family loves black pine, whenever we are in the area we stop to see the animals, they are caring for the animals that were at one time abandoned or neglected, these animals are at their forever homes.