Happy Birthday Rob!

by Sheri Speede

  Rob came to live at IDA-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in 2004 when he was two years old. We estimate his birth was in October of 2002, making this month the year he turns 13! After a poacher had slaughtered his family and taken him captive, field workers with the World Wildlife Fund found […]


Tail of a Tail!

by IDA India

This beautiful male street-living cat from Antop Hill, Mumbai, was brought in for emergency treatment by our IDA India Center’s night ambulance on the night of August 15th of this year.  The cat had a very big maggot infested wound on his tail. His tail bone was painfully and dangerously exposed. Tail amputation was suggested […]


Kent Abandoned and All Alone

by Debbie Clark

  Sharon Stone, IDA’s Operations Manager at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, received a message through social media reporting a “tiny” yorkie who had been found on a close by farm property all alone, covered in fleas and with his hair matted with cockleburs. The caring woman who found this small dog had bathed […]


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 […]