Become an Animal Advocate

by Erica Calderon

  Help Us Protect Animals! Join our team of Animal Advocates today! With just as little as $5/month you can join our team of devoted Animal Advocates; some of our most dedicated and loyal supporters who make a tax-deductable monthly contribution to IDA.  Monthly giving is the best way to ensure that the most of […]


Update on Biala

by Sharon Stone

Update on Biala The story of a “lethal white” mini aussie… In February of 2014, Sharon Stone, Operations Manager for In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary received a plea for help.  A family came home and found a female dog giving birth in a chair on their porch.  They brought the mom into their […]



by Sharon Stone

  We knew we wanted to help the thousands of animal companions who have been displaced in Louisiana and we also knew we had friends in other rescue and shelter groups that would like to help, too. A simple Facebook post brought responses from Webster Animal Shelter in Madison and PALS Rescue in McComb, Mississippi. […]


Being the Center of Attention is Great!

by Karin Cereghino

  Nine-year-old Njabeya enjoys grooming by young adult females Niete (left) and Lucy (right). To date, Njabeya is the only chimpanzee ever born at In Defense of Animals-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue in Cameroon. Her birth in 2007 was the result of a contraception failure, but her name means “the gift” in one of the local […]


Cat Back From the Dead… Almost

by IDA India

  A stray cat was rushed to our In Defense of Animals India Center in Deonar recently, barely hanging on to life. He had deep lacerations all around his neck and putrid skin peeling off to reveal ligaments and raw flesh beneath. He was in such bad shape that many thought the most compassionate action would […]


His Body was Riddled with Shotgun Pellets

by Karin Cereghino

Now Gabby  Protects the Weak At In Defense of Animals-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue seventeen-year-old Gabby enjoys his 2:00 pm snack of a rice and bean ball. The chimpanzee residents of the sanctuary have four meals prepared for them daily to include breakfast, dinner, a morning and an afternoon snack. Rice and bean balls are a […]


It’s an Outback Outrage

by Bob Price

  Every year in Australia, more than FIVE MILLION kangaroos, wallabies, and baby joeys are hunted down and brutally murdered to satisfy our hunger for steaks and burgers, shoes and belts. We have got to stop this profit-hungry industry from spiraling further out of control! And it starts with saving one hundred kangaroos and their […]