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Help us Give
More animals a home

We care for over 200 animals at our sanctuary in Florida.

Our Mission

Little Bear Sanctuary

Little Bear Sanctuary’s mission is to provide much-needed healthy, compassionate permanent housing to abandoned, abused and/or neglected farm animals. We are a true sanctuary, our animals are never kept in pens or cages and are allowed to roam free in their natural environment. 



How it all started.

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.



What People
Say About Us

Great place! Beautiful message. Animals are loved and cared for here.

Karen McCarthy

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!

Cheryl Duva

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!!

Gretchen Paloma Garcia

What a beautiful experience it was spending time here at the sanctuary! So much love that goes around for all the animals is just so heartwarming!

Jessica Dobbins

This place is a little gem! Our day was filled with joy and friendly pigs, donkeys, cows, and goats. The staff was amazing. Kelly gave us a tour, and we felt so blessed to donate to this sanctuary by bringing a little bit of Christmas to this beautiful place. They are very informative and inviting, and they have a heart for the animals that they care for, and it shows. Worth a tour, and please consider a donation to this great cause!

Gina Rossetti
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The animals survive on donations from people like you.  The more you give the more animals we can save.