Remember the 100+ happy cats we told you about? Well, today we’re here to tell you about the ten happy bears in Utyos that, because of your donations and support, will be sleeping warm and snug all winter and not even notice the holidays that are nearly upon us! When they wake up, the first snowdrops… Continue reading Ten Happy Bears
This morning, our telephone rang. It was Eduard, the director of Utyos, calling us with some news: the bear cubs at their facility are not eight anymore, they are ten! Two more cubs were brought to the sanctuary in the last few weeks: one of them was found sleeping, alone and emaciated, in a farmer’s barn, probably… Continue reading Finally!
Recently this month, Floyd Mayweather received a gift from Moscow: a tiger cub. Said to have been bred somewhere in India, we think that most probably it was bought from a dysfunctional zoo or circus: this is not unlike Crystal’s case. This is not news, unfortunately. Celebrities are often seen prancing around with endangered, dangerous… Continue reading Celebrity pets
It’s nearly the holidays! Had you noticed? Have your local stores started stocking up on cards and flickering lights? Have your neighbours engaged in a friendly “who’s got the biggest wreath” competition? They have here! And that’s why we thought of bringing some holiday cheer to all of our supporters, thanking you for your help, sharing and… Continue reading One Hundred (and more!) Happy Cats
After a whole weekend of spending time and energy with family and friends, why not take advantage of Giving Tuesday to remember the animals of Big Hearts Foundation? Every single cent you donate will go to building a new enclosure for the animals in Utyos, for helping desperate strays in many villages and towns around… Continue reading Don’t forget about me!
Today is Thanksgiving, and although the celebration is not traditionally Russian, we thought we’d take the chance to sit down and think of what we are thankful for. Big Hearts Foundation is thankful for: all the supporters who keep following and sharing our work, who give us a huge help in raising awareness about… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
When Crystal, a five-month old Siberian tiger cub, was dragged onto the stage for the grand opening of the Tigre de Cristal Casino, she couldn’t hear the thundering music, or the flashing lights, or the immense crowds of people. She couldn’t smell the sweat or the alcohol or the filth. She could barely walk, and probably… Continue reading Drugged and Abused
We Did It! Thanks to all of you we managed to Save Totem Animals! With your help we were able to raise enough funds (3200 pounds) to build new spacious and more suitable enclosures with plenty of enrichment for Manya the bear, Atos the mountain lion and Agat the leopard (on the picture), three largest residents… Continue reading Good News from Totem!
They don’t only take the ones that no one will look for, the invisible ones slinking in the streets, begging for food and huddling close to each other for warmth. Sometimes, they take cherished pets, grabbing them through the bars of garden fences, or yanking at their leashes when they’re tied outside bakeries. They steal… Continue reading Ransom Puppies
This Halloween we wanted to sweeten your day by giving you some good news: the bears that are currently in the Utyos rescue and rehabilitation centre are still alive and growing! Earlier this year, Utyos received eight bear cubs from different mothers, who had been most probably killed by hunters. Half-starved and extremely stressed, the… Continue reading The Bear Necessities