39 Days of Rescue – Denise

by Bob Price

  I’m Denise! My story starts with when I was living outdoors near a convenience store off of the dangerous and busy interstate. I was skinny and malnourished. A very sweet woman from In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary stopped one day to get some gas and I ran up to see if she […]


39 Days of Rescue – Shadow

by Bob Price

I’m Shadow! My name is Shadow, and I am about 10 years old, and I am slowly going blind. Because of this, my previous guardians decided that they just didn’t want me anymore. It was heartbreaking! Luckily for me, the staff at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary took me in and set me […]


39 Days of Rescue – Gypsy

by Bob Price

  I’m Gypsy! I am only about 1 1/2 years old, and despite being very young, I have an old injury to my leg that causes me to walk with a limp. The people responsible for me didn’t want me anymore and didn’t want to take me to the vet either. Because of my disability […]


Baati Thrives After Life in a Box

by Karin Cereghino

  At eleven years old, Baati is a chimpanzee adolescent. He lives at In Defense of Animals-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Rescue with Amigo (left) and four other chimpanzees. Who are the others in his group? Amigo, an adult male, is the leader of the small group. There are two females in the group, Coffee and Jimi, and […]


Once Part of a Dealer Bust, Kanoa Now Living Happily

by Karin Cereghino

  In June 2012, almost two-year-old Kanoa was confiscated in Cameroon’s West Province during the arrest of a dealer who was attempting to sell him to undercover agents. Ofir Drori’s Last Great Ape Organization provided logistical assistance to the government for the undercover operation, and later delivered sad, suffering little Kanoa to In Defense of […]


Mail Carrier to the Rescue!

by Sharon Stone

  While delivering mail on her daily route, a rural mail carrier saw a very thin, young puppy all alone way out on a rural road.  She simply could not leave him there in that condition, and without any signs of help nearby,  so she called In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary and asked […]


Victim of Poaching Finds Sanctuary

by Karin Cereghino

  In May 2004, authorities in the country of Angola confiscated two-year-old Massamba from a poacher, and then employees of the United Nations assisted in his transport to In Defense of Animals – Africa’s sanctuary, Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, in Cameroon. Today, at Sanaga-Yong, Massamba is a beautiful young adult who lives within a social group […]


Animal Advocate in the Spotlight!

by Erica Calderon

  Here at In Defense of Animals, we are excited to announce Pamela Joyce as our Animal Advocate in the spotlight for the month of November. Pam has been a dedicated member of IDA since 2014. She is a retired young senior who lives in Texas with her three rescued cats Mai, Thai, and Jersey. […]