Effectively Advocate for Animals With Regular Contributions!

by Erica Calderon

  Our monthly donors are the backbone of In Defense of Animals. We rely on a constant and reliable stream of funds from our Animal Advocates program participants in order to rescue and protect animals all over the world who so desperately need our assistance. Here at In Defense of Animals, we have an amazing […]


Meet Niete and Emma

by IDA Africa

Caged behind a restaurant and illegally kept as pets, Emma (left) and Niete (right) were rescued by In Defense of Animals – Africa and came to find safe haven at Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue in the spring of 2002. Today, at almost fifteen years of age, the females still very much enjoy each other’s company and live […]


See Lillie Now

by Debbie Clark

  Lillie was rescued in September of last year by staff from In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary from one of the most gruesome and horrifying hoarding cases we had ever encountered. When rescue staff arrived on scene they found dozens of dogs and even cats cruelly tethered outside on chains and ropes that […]


Meet Jack!

by IDA Africa

  As an orphan three-year-old Jack came to find safe haven with In Defense of Animals-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center after being saved from the illegal pet trade. Now fourteen, Jack has struggled over the years to maintain positive relationships within his group due to his abrasive personality. Five-year-old Kanoa however has decided he adores […]


We’ve Got a Winner!

by IDA India

  IDA India Wins “Best NGO-Animals” Award 2015 Former IDA India President, Ms. Fizzah Shah, had the honor of receiving the “Best NGO-Animals” Award on behalf of IDA India at UBM India’s “Giving Back 2015 CSR NGO Awards,” a grand affair held December 22 at the elegant Lalit Hotel in Mumbai. UBM India, a world-wide […]


Meet Boo!

by Sharon Stone

  In October of 2015, Boo was wandering the streets of a small town in Mississippi. His endless love and exuberance led to him spending his days visiting with everyone he met. Boo made a lot of friends who were concerned about his welfare, and one of them asked Dr. Daniel Hill of Winona Veterinary […]


Meet Carla!

by IDA Africa

At In Defense of Animals – Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon’s Mbargue Forest, rescued baby chimpanzees, , are provided a safe environment in which to learn from each another. They have all been orphaned by poachers supplying the demands forboth bushmeat and live orphans. One of the many things the young babies initially […]


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 […]