Meet Xeko!

by Sheri Speede

  Tiny Xeko was only six months old and barely walking in May 2007 when he was rescued by In Defense of Animals – Africa and brought to Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon’s Mbargue Forest. Poachers who stole the nursing infant out of the forest had slaughtered his mother and probably other family members. […]


Saving Mercy

by Debbie Clark

  On the morning of September 18, 2015, Sharon Stone, Operations Manager of IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary, received a call requesting help for a “stray” dog who the caller reported was “in bad shape.” The caller texted a picture to Sharon and true enough, this dog was in dire need of immediate help. Upon arrival, […]

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Meet Carla and Nyanga

by IDA Africa

  Meet Carla and Nyanga On a beautiful clear day in the forests of IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, juvenile orphans Carla and Nyanga enjoy climbing and exploring in the trees. Below their human caregivers wait and watch, ever ready with fruit and water when the girls are ready for a rest. It was in […]


IDA Africa Gala Highlights

by Karin Cereghino

  Saturday, September 12th was a lovely evening filled with friends, fun, compassion and dedication! Hosted at the exclusive University Club in downtown Portland, Oregon, friends and family of the chimpanzees of Sanaga-Yong Rescue Center came together to celebrate the sanctuary and help to ensure the future of IDA-Africa’s special residents as well as the […]


It’s a Miracle That Masti is Alive

by Naina Athale

  It was a stroke of luck that two IDA India management team staffers happened to spot a tiny kitten running for his life across lanes of approaching traffic, with a motorcycle just missing him by inches! They immediately pulled to a stop from the opposite side of the road and bravely jumped out to […]


Goodbye Dear Chase

by Bob Price

Goodbye Dear Chase Rescue personnel at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in rural Grenada, Mississippi were alerted by local animal advocates about a young dog who had apparently been dumped in a remote part of the county. Immediately, it was clear that this pup had a severe and life threatening case of mange. […]

Who Saved Who Blog

Who Saved Who?

by Nadia Schilling

Who Saved Who? Sometimes a story just touches your heart and it’s truly a case of “Who saved who?”… At a specialized brain trauma treatment facility in Massachusetts, where men come to heal and become more independent, the newest resident was not responding to conventional therapy. The director of the center had tried for weeks […]