Support IDA

Your support is vital to IDA’s efforts to protect animals, prevent their abuse and rescue them from harm – whether in the jungles or savannas of Africa, the dog and cat meat markets of South Korea, the streets of India, the countryside of the rural South- or suffering in circuses, zoos, animal laboratories, fur farms, factory farms, slaughterhouses, or as victims of hunting and human predation.

Since 1983, IDA has been dedicated to ending the most egregious cruelties committed toward animals, and to fighting their exploitation and mistreatment. We hope we can count on your support to continue our ongoing programs, campaigns and emergency response operations to help animals wherever and whenever possible.

Thank you for your consideration and dedication to this most important cause.


One-Time Donation
With your one-time gift of $15 or more, you will receive IDA’s annual magazine publication, Guardians International, as well as periodic updates on our many campaigns. In addition, you’ll have a direct role in improving the lives of animals and the personal satisfaction that comes from helping the innocent beings who so desperately need us all.

Monthly or Quarterly Donations (Animal Advocates Program)
IDA’s Animal Advocates program offers you the convenience and satisfaction of helping us help animals every day with regular monthly or quarterly donations. This support provides a predictable, reliable stream of funds that is so vital to ensuring that IDA is always able to respond to emergencies – and to come to the assistance of animals in need. By becoming a member of our Animal Advocates program you will receive IDA’s annual Guardians International magazine and receive 10% off all IDA merchandise. You can also feel proud knowing you are maximizing your role in helping IDA to ensure that our campaigns make a difference, often between life and death.

“In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” Donations
IDA tribute gifts are a unique and meaningful way to recognize a special individual. IDA can notify family members, mutual friends, or anyone else you wish, that you have made a donation to IDA “in honor of” or “in memory of” them.
Honor a friend or family member, an animal companion, or commemorate special events (like birthdays and anniversaries) or milestones (like graduations, weddings, and births), while strengthening IDA’s ability to work on behalf of animals.

Sanctuary Superstars – Fundraise for IDA
Do It Yourself fundraising is an exciting way for you to make an impact and help In Defense of Animals meet our mission by raising funds, your way. Starting your own fundraiser can be as simple as having a yard sale, dog wash or coffee morning, or as exciting as hosting a concert, golf tournament or other big event. The options are endless. The key is to find an event or activity that you are passionate about and that you think your friends, family and colleagues will support.

In Defense of Animals is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Your contribution will support our work to make a difference, often between life and death, for abused and neglected animals.

Federal Tax ID 68-0008936

You may also mail in your donation to;

In Defense of Animals,
3010 Kerner Blvd.,
San Rafael, CA 94901.

Please make your check payable to In Defense of Animals.

For questions about making a donation or to learn additional ways to give, please contact us.
For large donations, please contact IDA Director of Planned Giving.

"As a youngster, my life saving work focused on rescuing abandoned or lost dogs on the beaches and sand dunes of Long Island, NY."

Elliot Katz, DVM

In Defense of Animals Founder and President Emeritus

"Before persuading anyone else or trying to change a social movement, activists must develop skills of self-understanding, self-acceptance, and self-compassion.

Marilyn Kroplick, MD

President In Defense of Animals