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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

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Patty72

Donor

Rating: 5

This is such a wonderful place for animals retiring from various places as well as a sanctuary for those who were abused . The staff are amazing people who give many hours of care and unending love to the many inhabitants. A wonder organization to support and a cool place to visit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with many animal non profits over the years. By far, Black Pine is the best. The care the animals receive is top notch. The volunteers are as devoted as is humanly possible. The leadership works harder than any other facility I've been involved with. They do more with each dollar than I thought was possible. These people care and it shows.

1 Lynne K.

Donor

Rating: 5

We never knew this wonderful place existed, until an Indianapolis television station done a story about it.. We live about 2 hours away and decided to check it out.. We fell in love with it and continue to support it. The grounds were very clean and the staff super friendly. The work they do is outstanding. We can't wait to visit again this summer

1 Abbey W.

Donor

Rating: 5

This facility is amazing, not only for the service they provide but the friendliness and community awareness they bring to their cause. They have some of the best community events (wine & beer tastings, silent auctions, etc) all while you get the chance to walk around the sanctuary. When you talk with the workers you can definitely tell how passionate they are about what they do.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The first time I visited this place I was in awe. It's truly a magnificent place and the people who work there are truly awesome people. I'm truly grateful for this place for the animals well being. Please keep this place going. And please bless all who work there and god bless the animals!

1 Linda450

Donor

Rating: 5

What an amazing place. It does my heart good to know these animals have a place like this to live out the rest of their lives.

Donor

Rating: 5

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary is a wonderful true "for the rest of their lives" sanctuary for animals. The staff is very friendly and skilled and put the animals first, which is how it should be. The guided tour is very educational for everyone ages 5 -100. The staff and volunteers work very hard and do great work in what can be very heartbreaking and challenging circumstances. This is a wonderful nonprofit that should be the standard for other sanctuaries. Highly recommended!

1 Chris58

Donor

Rating: 5

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

1 Sandy101

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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