Meet Veer!

by Fleur Dawes

  Veer, which is Hindi for “brave,” is the name we at In Defense of Animals India have aptly given to a 3-4 year-old Labrador, who was found listless and depressed by a highway on the outskirts of Mumbai between Dombivili and Kalyan. He was spotted by Mr. Hoshang Billimoria, an animal activist, who contacted us at the IDA […]


Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice

by Fleur Dawes

  That’s what puppy girls are made of! Sugar’s mom, a Lhasa mix, was literally dumped outside the IDA India Center front gate with her babies. Sugar, her mother, and her siblings were given lots of loving care while awaiting new homes. Now Sugar has been adopted by a lovely couple from Borivili in Mumbai. She is the second […]


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 […]


Meet IDA India’s Very Own Dog Whisperer!

by Ryan Murphy

  Pictured is the manager of our Deonar animal rescue center in India, Mr. Krishna Shenoy, with his rapt audience of adoring dogs. Every afternoon, we release the 105 dogs from their kennels to exercise and socialize (not including the dogs in our special blind unit!). Once in a while, Krishna treats them to biscuits […]


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 […]


Hi! My Name is Raja…

by Nadia Schilling

  Hi! My name is Raja (which means ‘The King’)! I am a good and happy boy (I just love my food!). You can see me here with my loving human guardians at the IDA-India morning out-patient clinic. They needed to bring me to the clinic because I had a small wound on my paw […]