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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 […]


Meet Whitey!

by Naina Athale

  Whitey was admitted to our IDA India Center in horrible condition. His head was twisted on his neck in an awkward position and he was not in full control of his limbs. He was diagnosed by our veterinarians with a very bad neurological condition. It took three months for Whitey to fully recover and […]

IDA Africa Blog

Ava and Boumba Benefit from Sustainable Agriculture Project

by IDA Africa

  In April and May In Defense of Animals – Africa launched pilot sustainable agriculture projects in villages around the Mbargue Forest, which is home to Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center. IDA-Africa provided seeds of soybeans and black-eyed peas and hired an expert to teach farmers how to plant and care for the new crops. The […]


Happy Belated Birthday Daniel!

by IDA Africa

  In 2008, In Defense of Animals – Africa helped authorities confiscate baby Daniel (estimated birth October of 2006) after employees found him in the town of Bertoua chained by his waist behind a hardware store. Poachers had slaughtered his family and abandoned him at the store. Initially Daniel was so emotionally traumatized that despite […]


Meet Lil’ Dumpling

by Naina Athale

Meet Lil’ Dumpling Two-month-old Lil’ Dumpling had obviously been well looked after by his dog mum when he arrived at the IDA India Center. With the ever-present danger of being run over or badly injured on the mean and harried streets of Mumbai, his poor mother couldn’t protect him from it all. He met with […]


Happy Birthday Rob!

by Sheri Speede

  Rob came to live at IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in 2004 when he was two years old. We estimate his birth was in October of 2002, making this month the year he turns 13! After a poacher had slaughtered his family and taken him captive, field workers with the World Wildlife Fund found […]


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 […]


Kent Abandoned and All Alone

by Debbie Clark

  Sharon Stone, IDA’s Operations Manager at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, received a message through social media reporting a “tiny” yorkie who had been found on a close by farm property all alone, covered in fleas and with his hair matted with cockleburs. The caring woman who found this small dog had bathed […]