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Quick Update on Chini & Babies

by Naina Athale

  You may have seen the story of the new dog mum thrown outside our IDA India Center’s gate with her five babies a few days ago. Luckily, besides our regular crew of staff and volunteers, another committed volunteer who does not want to be named, came in specifically to help out with all of […]

IDA Africa Blog

Meet Bouboule!

by Sheri Speede

  Eighteen-year-old Bouboule, like all the other chimpanzees at Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center in Cameroon’s Mbargue Forest, was orphaned as an infant by poachers who killed his family to supply the illegal, but thriving, commercial bushmeat trade. He has lived at Sanaga-Yong Center since 2000 when IDA-Africa found him tied by his waist behind a village […]

Ida India Blog

Meet Diamond

by Naina Athale

  Diamond was dumped outside our IDA India center’s gate, literally! She was a tiny little fluff of fur when she came in and now is a healthy queen of all she surveys! We have worked hard to set up a good chain of foster homes, with some of them paid and some done on […]

IDA India Blog

Introducing Compassionate Children’s Club

by Naina Athale

  A major goal at IDA India is always to help the next generation become kind and compassionate, and so our staff created the “Compassionate Children’s Club” to instill in children sensitivity and consideration for animals, as well as interest in the cause of animal welfare. We are busy preparing easy-to-perform and enjoyable activities like […]

IDA Africa Blog

Introducing IDA Africa’s New Management

by Karin Cereghino

  We are Delighted to Introduce Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center’s New Management Team! This summer, IDA-Africa welcomed our new sanctuary management team! Raymond Tchimisso served as personnel manager of Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center for 11 years before being promoted to sanctuary manager last month. Since coming to Sanaga-Yong in 2004, he has been involved in all […]

HAS Blog

Meet Stout

by Bob Price

  Last spring, rescue workers from In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada Mississippi were called by a nearby veterinarian looking for some help to find a home for a little puppy that had been struck by a car, not once but twice. Although his condition was quite grave, neither In Defense of […]

IDA Africa Blog

Education Initiative Launched in Africa

by Karin Cereghino

  This spring, IDA-Africa launched an innovative education initiative to incorporate a new children’s book in the curriculum of Central Cameroon schools. The goal is to instill in the next generation of forest stewards an appreciation of chimpanzees as kindred beings who deserve respect and protection. Through expanded education programs, IDA-Africa aims to increase awareness […]

HAS Blog

Dogs and Cats Sterilized at HAS

by Bob Price

  Simply put, the best decision any guardian can make for animal companions is to opt to have them spayed or neutered as early as possible. Shelters across the country routinely kill 3.7 million adoptable animals each and every year because there are just not enough willing adopters matched up with animals needing homes. This […]