A Guardian Angel for Choti

by IDA India

  “Choti” (meaning ‘small’ in Hindi) lives close to our In Defense of Animals India Deonar Center in Mumbai. Her closest friend in the world is a Municipal Corporation worker who is hearing disabled and rarely talks. As he sweeps the grimy streets, he keeps an eye out for his four-legged friends on the street. […]


From Agony to Healing

by IDA India

  While the dedicated volunteers of IDA India were catching dogs for its spay/neuter program in the village of Ghanosli recently, they stumbled upon this poor dog in severe pain. The staff from the our main center of Turbhe is trained to keep a sharp look out for any animal in distress as the vans […]


Ten-Year-Old Thanks IDA India with Art and Poetry

by IDA India

  Ten-year-old Aarya Manoharan, a compassionate young artist, created an amazing poster and poetic slogan in recognition of IDA India staff after they had responded to a call from his father, Mr. Manoharan, requesting help for a dog in Nerul who was badly infested with maggots. Aarya, along with his friends, scouts his area regularly […]


We’ve Got a Winner!

by IDA India

  IDA India Wins “Best NGO-Animals” Award 2015 Former IDA India President, Ms. Fizzah Shah, had the honor of receiving the “Best NGO-Animals” Award on behalf of IDA India at UBM India’s “Giving Back 2015 CSR NGO Awards,” a grand affair held December 22 at the elegant Lalit Hotel in Mumbai. UBM India, a world-wide […]

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Victory! A Huge Win for India’s Street Dogs!

by IDA India

  The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday passed a nationwide order to uphold the Prevention to Animals Cruelty Act, marking an end to the indiscriminate and often violent killing of street dogs. When areas such as Kerala proclaimed a war on dogs and called for the killing of large numbers of street dogs, animal […]


Tail of a Tail!

by IDA India

This beautiful male street-living cat from Antop Hill, Mumbai, was brought in for emergency treatment by our IDA India Center’s night ambulance on the night of August 15th of this year.  The cat had a very big maggot infested wound on his tail. His tail bone was painfully and dangerously exposed. Tail amputation was suggested […]

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Meet Dimdim and Espy

by IDA India

  Late in June, our managing committee member, Priya, received a call about three little abandoned pups in Vikhroli, Mumbai who needed rescue. Priya coordinated with all the animal groups she knew and Navin, a concerned animal lover, reached the initial caller who had taken charge of the pups. He was told a horror story […]