At International Animal Rescue we do exactly what our name says – we save animals from suffering around the world. Our work includes cutting free and caring for dancing bears in India, rescuing primates from captivity in Indonesia and sterilising and vaccinating stray dogs and cats in developing countries. Wherever possible we return rescued animals to their natural environment but we also provide a permanent home for animals that can no longer survive in the wild.
As human populations expand, wildlife comes under increasing threat. By rescuing individual animals belonging to species like the orangutan and reintroducing them into protected areas in the wild, our work also plays a role in the conservation of the species as a whole.
A 'Hands On' Approach
We work to educate the public in the compassionate and humane treatment of all animals. Sound scientiﬁc evidence forms the basis for our decision-making and determines the course of our rescue operations. In all that we do we aim to find practical solutions that benefit both animals and people.
We also work with other like-minded organisations and government departments to strengthen legislation to protect animals from cruelty and neglect.
International Animal Rescue has its head office in the UK, comprising of a small fundraising team, accounts department and supporter care. The UK office works closely with the teams in India, Indonesia and Malta to ensure the projects run smoothly.
International Animal Rescue has no connection whatsoever with the group known as "The International Animal Rescue Foundation".
International Animal Rescue, US
International Animal Rescue, US was incorporated on 19 April 2001 and subsequently registered in every state in the US. This meant we were able to start raising awareness of our projects and generate funds to support them by developing a programme of direct mail appeals to animal-loving members of the US public. Through this programme we are building up a network of US supporters eager to support our animal rescue projects and help us spread the word about our vital work.
Since 2006 International Animal Rescue has run a small administrative office in Massachusetts and we are now seeking to expand our fundraising efforts in the US.
During the latter half of 2014, with the transfer of a member of our UK fundraising team to the US, we will be increasing our presence there and engaging new audiences in order to establish a wider network of individuals committed to supporting our animal welfare and conservation projects.