Meet Ballas!

by IDA Africa

  At In Defense of Animals – Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon, windy storms are common during the rainy season. During a storm a few weeks ago, a tree fell and damaged the fence of the 5-acre forested enclosure Ballas shares with 6 other rescued chimpanzees. Because he had chosen to sleep outside […]


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 […]


Hi, my name is Kiara…

by Web Team

  Hi, my name is Kiara. I am 7 years old. I was taken to IDA-India by the humans I thought were family and abandoned there because I am old and sick. Thankfully, the kind people at IDA-India took me in and are taking good care of me. They are now my family. Please help […]

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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 […]

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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 […]