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IAR in the USA

21st June 2001

We are delighted to announce that International Animal Rescue has expanded into the USA and was incorporated in June 2001 and The IRS has recognized us as an IRC 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. This is great news for our supporters in the US making all their gifts tax deductable! We have built... read more »

IAR helps force change to animal welfare laws in Malta

15th June 2001

Two animal welfare Bills were introduced during April and May. Both Acts speak about animal welfare in general and the environment. For the first time, in the animal welfare field, the Maltese will have an Act to establish and consolidate the protection of animals kept for work, sport,... read more »

A lifeline for sacred cows

11th June 2001

Over the last few months the vets at IAR in Goa have been dealing with an increasing number of calls to treat cows. Most of these are stray cows that roam freely on the roads, beaches and in the towns. Anyone who has visited any part of India will be familiar with the sight of herds of cows... read more »

John and Jo Hicks retire to India

19th March 2001

After a lifetime of work devoted to animals John and Jo Hicks have finally decided to take life easier and have emigrated to India. The idea is to retire and take things easy but anyone who has met John will realise that this is next to impossible for him! John is currently keeping a watchful eye... read more »

Major expansion of veterinary clinic

1st March 2001

International Animal Rescue’s veterinary clinic in Goa has been gradually expanding over the last four years.IAR started this important work in Goa from very modest beginnings, literally operating on the kitchen table, we are now running a fully operational veterinary clinic employing 4 local vets... read more »

Caring for injured wildlife

6th January 2001

Caring for injured wildlife is specialised work. It requires a combination of knowledge in several fields such as animal biology, animal nutrition, medicine, as well as an ability to recognise the character of each individual animal and its needs. The Malta Wildlife Hospital was set up following... read more »

Local campaigns against illegal bird shooting

25th August 2000

For the last seven years International Animal Rescue (Malta) has campaigned against the illegal shooting of birds in Malta. We organise lobbying against the massacres.In the early nineties we campaigned to change the local laws and regulations. With the help of Birdlife (Malta) we campaigned for... read more »


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