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International Animal Rescue Saving animals from suffering around the world

About Us

International Animal Rescue


At International Animal Rescue we not only save animals from suffering, we also rehabilitate and release them back into the wild and work to protect their precious natural habitats. Our work includes cutting free and caring for captive bears in India and Armenia, rescuing and rehabilitating orangutans and other primates in Indonesia and treating injured and orphaned howler monkeys in Costa Rica. Our aim is to return animals to their natural environment wherever possible, but we also provide a permanent home for those that can no longer fend for themselves.

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.

Watch an extraordinary rescue by our Orangutan Rescue team in Indonesia.

Head Office

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, Armenia, Costa Rica 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. We have two small administrative offices in the US to look after our growing numbers of supporters.

UK Charity Registration Number: 1118277

United States Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax Id: 54-2044674