Professional Animal Retirement Center

Rating: 4.9 stars   214 reviews

Address:

1426 W. 300 N. P.O. Box 02 Albion IN 46701 USA

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

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260-636-7383
www.blackpineanimalpark.com

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Black Pine's dedication and caring staff say it all! They do so much with so little.

 
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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary will always have a special place in my heart. I wish I had more time to give them and help with their worthy mission. They do so much good for so little. Those people and volunteers are true unsung heroes. I will continue to support them financially as long as I am able.

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I had heard of Black Pine for ages, thought it was a great charity and had donated a few dollars here and there if something crossed my newsfeed. I had seen a picture on another friends page of a tiger and then started looking through the other pics, ended up just liking the page because I love animal pictures.
FINALLY we went and I cannot say enough about how cool the experience was. We went to see a tiger get a bubble bath. It was so wonderful and they loved it and they would bite at clusters of bubbles and you are so CLOSE. The environment blends in so well and it's all so Nature Lodge-ish and then here, you're 6 feet from a sleeping lion. The stories behind the animals the caretaker told as she took us around, they were fascinating. We've been back since several times and will continue to come back forever! Plus, can I say, for grown-upsI think it's way more engaging than the FT Wayne Children's Zoo and WAY less expensive for a much more intimate experience!

 
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I was so impressed with this little sanctuary with a big heart. Animals seem happy, volunteers knowledgeable and caring and a very important role being filled. Wonderful place

 
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I had heard of the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary for a number of years but for one reason or another, had never been to see it. Then a couple of years ago, I took my grandchildren there and was amazed at the work they were doing there for the benefit of the animals! Having always been an animal supporter, I became a donor to this facility. They are truly concerned about each of these rescued animals and give them wonderful care and surroundings in which to live out their lives!

 
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I have a lot of respect for this organization. Everyone seems devoted, organized, and very happy at their work.

 
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My friend, Amy, has been volunteering at Black Pine for years. I know of how well this sanctuary is run and how happy these animals are in their existence. They deserve this honor!

Monica Mies

 
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We have been donating for several years. It has been very educational to take the kids thru, as well as a learning experience for the parents. Always a great experience with well cared for animals.

 
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Black Pine is an excellent refuge for the animals they take in "for the rest of their lives"! The staff and volunteers are extremely dedicated and caring-it takes special people to give of themselves as they do every day of the year. I love visiting Black Pine and it is an exceptionally fun and learning experience! Please donate to this very worthy facility-your donation will be appreciated and used responsibly!

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I have been a donor to Black Pines for the past few years. I LOVE visiting this incredible animal park and wish I lived closer so that I could join the amazing group of volunteers there. To realize that there are only 3 paid staff at this facility is mind boggling! The animals are cared for beautifully and loved unconditionally! I love hearing the stories about each animal and knowing that they have such a wonderful home for the "rest of their lives".

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Black Pine is an exceptional exotic animal "rest home" and very different from other places you may have stopped. This dedicated staff build shelters as needy animals request a home. Located in a gorgeous pine woods, you'll find a group that really knows how to stretch a dollar and market their location with out of the box techniques. Definitely worth a stop when you are in the area!

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