Where we work
One of International Animal Rescue's key areas of activity is in India. Our two veterinary clinics and rescue shelters are located in Goa and Tamil Nadu in the south of the country. We also fund two main sanctuaries for dancing bears in Agra not far from Delhi in the north, and Bannerghatta near Bangalore in the south, as well as a temporary holding centre in Bhopal in central India.
Widespread destruction of the rainforest and the illegal trade in primates in Indonesia inflicts terrible suffering on animals that are caught from the wild to be killed for bushmeat or sold as pets. It also poses the threat of extinction to some endangered species. International Animal Rescue runs a rehabilitation centre for orangutans in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, and a centre for macaques and slow lorises in Java where these primates are prepared for release back into protected areas in the wild.
Our office in Malta is based at the home of Malta chairman, Max Farrugia, in Hamrun. This is also the location of our small bird rehabilitation hospital where all kinds of migrating birds are treated for shooting injuries before being released back into the wild.
Our office in The Netherlands raises funds to support our projects around the world, but particularly for our work in Indonesia. This involves carrying out community fundraising at local events, applying to grant-making trusts and foundations and approaching potential affinity partners and corporate sponsors.
The head office of International Animal Rescue is in Uckfield, East Sussex in the UK. Our small team deals with the administrative work for the charity, including accounting and finance, donor care, fundraising, communications and public relations, as well as planning and managing our projects around the world.
International Animal Rescue, US was incorporated on 19 April 2001 and subsequently registered in every state in the US. Only then could we start raising awareness in the US of our projects around the world and start generating funds to support them via direct mail appeals to animal-loving members of the public. This approach enabled us to recruit supporters in the US who would themselves spread the word about International Animal Rescue and raise money for our animal rescue work.