Chinese Millionaire Loses Dog, Begins Fight to Save China’s Dogs

by Melissa Flower

  When his own dog went missing, Wang Yan searched and searched, hoping to be reunited with his beloved companion. In the U.S., such a search would take us to various animal shelters. In China, Yan faced the horrifying reality that his dog may have been taken to be eaten. He went to the local […]


Mission of Mercy

by Eric Phelps

In early May I responded to a plea for help with some feral cats from an apartment complex owner in Southeast Portland. There were a bunch of cats roaming the property, and while they were welcomed guests, he was concerned about the condition of a few of them and that they may be unsterilized.   […]


The Bea Arthur Award goes to…

by Webmaster

In Defense of Animals (IDA) is pleased to announce the award of $5,000.00 to the C.A.R.E. 4Pets Sanctuary, made possible by a bequest to IDA from legendary actress and animal advocate Beatrice Arthur. The awards will be distributed annually in celebration of Bea’s May 13 birthday. C.A.R.E. is our first recipient.  The C.A.R.E. (Cat & […]