|Animal rescue stories: Kitten’s head freed from a jar|
Two Freed Elephants Celebrate By Splashing Around In The Water For The First Time. A couple of elephants, Kannika and Madee, were recently freed from chains and able to splash around in the water for the first time unfettered. It warms my heart to see them in the protected natural habitat of Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.
Man On Pier To Spread Grandmother’s Ashes Ends Up Saving A Dog’s Life. A small dog is blown off of a pier on a very windy day. It was fate that this young man was there.
Another cop responded to the call and arrived on scene. She walked over to the goose and saw it: a baby goose tangled in string from a balloon. It was one of the most incredible moments they’ve ever experienced and something they wouldn’t soon forget. Watch the incredible footage below:
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Rescue Dog Saves A Hummingbird And Decides To Keep It. A rescue dog named Rex is paying it forward with the rescue of a hummingbird. The once-feral dog found Hummer on the brink of death but refused to let her die. You won’t believe this!
Here is more of Rex and Hummer interacting:
And Rex doesn’t mind letting Hummer splash around in his water bowl a little bit…
The pelican, which is finally able to spread his wings
The deer who lost her fawn.
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At In Defense of Animals, we have an amazing group of staff and volunteers dedicated to saving lives. Your own compassion and kindness - and generosity – inspires and encourages us every day. Your friendship and support motivate us and enable our campaigners to, every day, protect and rescue innocent animals from abuse, cruelty, and exploitation - wherever it is found.
Now, with as little as $5/month (literally just 15 cents a day), you can become a member of a very special group of IDA supporters, our team of Animal Advocates.
Monthly giving is an ideal way to ensure that the absolute maximum amount of your kind donations will directly support our life changing and lifesaving programs, and important advocacy campaigns. By joining IDA's Animal Advocates team and pledging to make a regular monthly donation, you will help us avoid costly administrative expenses like bank processing fees and allow us to put your gracious donations immediately to work for the animals in the most efficient way possible.
In addition to maximizing the impact of your support and the satisfaction of knowing lives will be saved as a direct result of your generosity, as a member of IDA's Animal Advocates team you will enjoy numerous other advantages and benefits:
- You can cancel or change the amount of your donation at any time.
- You can participate monthly or quarterly.
- You'll save time, postage, and checks.
- All is 100% secure. Your privacy is paramount.
- Your donations will get to work for the animals faster, with no postal delays.
- Every contribution will be recorded on your bank or credit card statement.
- IDA will be able to count on a reliable stream of funds to budget for future rescues and to have the ready resources available to come to the immediate aid of animals in emergency situations.
- I will continue to keep you up-to-date on how effectively your donations are being put to work.
- You'll qualify to receive a 25% discount on all IDA merchandise.
- And of course, the animals will be forever grateful.
As you know, IDA is responsible for rescuing thousands of animals every year, animals who have escaped situations of horrific abuse and neglect and who are now being lovingly cared for by staff and volunteers at one of our rescue sanctuaries such as Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) in Mississippi (and also in India and Africa). We would not be able to accomplish these rescues without the support of animal lovers such as you.
Equally important, your Animal Advocates pledge will enable our advocacy efforts for abused and exploited animals such as elephants and orcas. Since 2004, we have released our annual list of the "Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants," naming and shaming the worst offenders and calling attention to the plight of this iconic and noble species. This year, we expanded upon this effort with our first ever "Ten Worst Tanks for Orcas." Projects like these create a huge, positive impact for animals who rely on us to be their voice.
Please consider joining our great team of Animal Advocates today. It only takes a minute to enroll. I assure you that making a monthly donation is the quickest, safest, and most cost-effective way to save animals' lives.