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Progress Report Dog Living at Railway Station in India

by Ilana Bollag

  Two volunteers with In Defense of Animals India have stepped forward to watch over the dog we have referred to as the “railway dog,” and they have given him the name Angel. Angel, living around the tracks of a railway station, was brought into the IDA India Center with jaundice, a skin rash, malnutrition, […]

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Heart-stopping Railroad Rescue from Heart of Mumbai

by IDA India

  Catching dogs from the streets of Mumbai is always a high-risk, high-stress job for IDA India staffers. Mumbai is an extremely overpopulated city, with cars crammed on the streets. Local trains run 24/7, and most stations have a train passing through every 4-5 minutes. Although the train stations are hugely crowded, they offer great […]

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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 […]

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Blind Cat Falls Into Our Hearts

by IDA India

  Tia the cat was born blind. She was taken care of by a kind elderly gentleman who had helped many animals over the years. One day, a few months ago, she fell from a third floor balcony and was brought to IDA India’s Deonar Center for emergency care. Our veterinarians treated her leg injuries, […]

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A Horrible Accident!

by IDA India

  This was a difficult case for our In Defense of Animals India Turbhe center. This poor dog met with an accident at Belapur railway station and had her leg completely crushed and dismembered. She was brought to us in an unconscious state after losing a lot of blood. She was taken up on the table for an […]

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Sweet Dog, Chap, Released After Life-Saving Amputation

by IDA India

  A very lucky dog was recently admitted to our IDA India Center, Deonar Mumbai, after being the victim of an accident somewhere on the streets, with the details unknown. His leg was severely damaged, and, to save his life, the doctors at our Center had to amputate. Sweet Chap stayed with us for more than two months during […]

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Labby and Ginny Make a Dynamic Team

by Fleur Dawes

  Labby and Ginny, close pals and long-term residents of In Defense of Animals India, were struggling on the streets of Mumbai until they reached the Center. Labby arrived a year ago and Ginny two years ago as a tiny kitten. This team has eventful mornings: supervising the center, watching the outpatient department proceedings with a keen eye, having […]

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Petal the Cat Finds Her Forever Home!

by Fleur Dawes

For some time now, we have been making determined efforts to encourage adoption of the animals we rescue and rehabilitate at our In Defense of Animals India Center. Initially, some years ago, it was difficult to attract adopters for even the young, healthy animals, but with renewed efforts on all fronts, we have increased the […]