About Us

Professional Animal Retirement Center (PARC), Inc., known locally as "Black Pine Animal Sanctuary" in Albion, Indiana provides refuge to nearly 90 displaced, captive-raised exotic animals for the REST of their lives. We offer a variety of educational programs to enhance people's knowledge of exotic and endangered species, and to encourage responsible pet ownership.

Animal residents include big and small cats, canines, bears, primates, birds, reptiles, and more.

We do not buy, sell, trade, or breed animals, or use them for commercial gain.

Black Pine is licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a Class "C" exhibitor under license number 32-C-0191.  We are legally incorporated as Professional Animal Retirement Center (PARC), Inc. and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Our tax ID is 33-1020728. Our Indiana tax identification number is 0117958700 001.



Black Pine is recognized as an Accredited Charity and BBB Seal participant by the Northern Indiana Better Business Bureau.


Black Pine is a Guidestar Exchange Member.

Our supporters are dedicated to helping us achieve our mission.  Their testimonials have helped us achieve recognition as a "Top-Rated Charity" three years running!















To help attain our vision, we offer visitors a unique opportunity to meet the animal residents in an intimate, peaceful park setting that offers personal interactions with our experienced and dedicated staff.  Your visit to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary will be unlike any zoo you've ever seen, and we believe it will be an experience you will not soon forget.  We welcome all ages, with varying programs seasonally.  We welcome you to come watch, listen, and learn through supervised and informative sanctuary tours.

Enjoy, and thanks for visiting!

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