We care for over 200 animals at our sanctuary in Florida. Donate!
Accreditation Little Bear Sanctuary
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), is a non-profit group that provides certification for animal sanctuaries, rescue centers, and rehabilitation centers through verification and accreditation. GFAS promotes and supports the betterment of sanctuaries to reach the highest level of animal care and management. Meeting their standards of excellence is a true honor as we take great pride in our care and see incredible value in creating a more benevolent community.
In 2017, Chris Vane and his partner Randy Sellers took a chance on a long-time dream and purchased a 30-acre property in Southwest Florida. This was no ordinary home purchase, though. Chris and Randy wanted to create a safe space for abandoned and abused agricultural animals to live out the rest of their lives in peace, free of cages. With the support of community members and total strangers alike, Chris and Randy have been able to love and care for over 200 different animals at his sanctuary over the years—and they have big plans to help countless more.
Chris has always felt a deep connection to animals and spent years pondering ways he could improve their lives. While attending a real estate seminar in 2015 about creating a million-dollar business, a light bulb went off in his mind. He realized that helping animals—not selling property—was his true passion.
“I started asking myself, ‘How do I really want to spend the remainder of my life, and what is my ultimate passion?’” he says. “I couldn’t get animals out of my mind, and every thought I had led to specifically rescuing farm animals and opening a sanctuary.”
Great place! Beautiful message. Animals are loved and cared for here.
I am overwhelmed by the selflessness of these individuals who dedicate themselves to such an outstanding mission saving and loving God's beautiful little creatures! It is with great honor and pleasure that I am blessed to be able to contribute toward making these precious animals lives better. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your caring community!
A wonderful place! The animals are so well cared for. The work they are doing here is so important. Can’t wait to come back!!