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Call for volunteers for 'Operation Hedgehog'

8th March 2005

International Animal Rescue is supporting a mission to rescue hedgehogs from the Western Isles of Scotland. We are calling for volunteers to help Uist Hedgehog Rescue (UHR)* catch and relocate hedgehogs from the islands of Uist and Benbecula for the third year running. The rescue operation aims to... read more »

Horrific attacks on dogs in Kerala

5th February 2005

Avis Lyons who runs the IAR clinic in Kerala has sent in a very upsetting account of the recent killing of two dogs on Kovalam beach. Both dogs had previously been sterilised at the clinic and had their ears clipped and tattooed. Horrifically, their bodies were found floating in a river, tied by a... read more »

Aid is brought to the Andaman Islands

22nd January 2005

Following an urgent call for help from a local NGO based in Port Blair on the Andaman Islands, the relief team from Delhi was despatched there, armed with more than 100 kilos of medical and veterinary supplies. The Animal Welfare Board of India issued special certificates for the team to work both... read more »

Amazing stories of survival

17th January 2005

These are a few of the extraordinary narrow escapes some animals have had: Dog Ramu was washed into a plastic pot by the huge wave, and this probably saved his life. He was later found still stuck in the pot and caught in the branches of a tall tree. Villagers cut him free, but he was still wearing... read more »

IAR team comes to aid of victims of tsunami crisis

15th January 2005

As soon as news of the tsunami disaster came in, IAR founder John Hicks who is based in India, mobilised a veterinary team from Animal Tracks, IAR’s clinic in Goa. Indian vet Kevin and Dutch vet Miek, who specialises in treating cattle, set off to the south east state of Tamil Nadu in the new IAR... read more »

IAR banner falls foul of local planning regulations

10th December 2004

Our bid to raise our profile in the run-up to Christmas has fallen foul of local advertising regulations in Tunbridge Wells. Animal charity International Animal Rescue (IAR) was given consent by the GLN property company to erect a banner on the site of the old cinema in the centre of town, which... read more »

Bondla bears airlifted to safety

3rd December 2004

Two endangered sloth bears kept in appalling conditions in a zoo in India have been rescued and flown to safety. The bears, which had been used illegally as dancing bears, suffered more physically and psychologically in Bondla zoo than while they were "dancing" on the streets to entertain tourists... read more »


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