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International Animal Rescue Saving animals from suffering around the world

Team Rescue Joyce


Joyce the baby orangutan was snatched from the forest by hunters in Borneo. They killed her mother and sold Joyce into captivity as someone’s pet. When we rescued her she was malnourished from a diet of human food and dressed in children’s clothes.

International Animal Rescue is caring for more than 100 orangutans like Joyce. Some have spent years caged or chained up as people’s pets. At our Orangutan Conservation Center in West Borneo, the rescued orangutans learn all the skills they will need to survive in the wild. Once their rehabilitation is complete, they are released into safe, protected areas of forest and given a second chance to live as nature intended.

As well as rescuing and rehabilitating orangutans and other primates in Indonesia, IAR’s teams protect and care for 300 sloth bears in sanctuaries in India. We also help howler monkeys in Costa Rica and treat stray dogs and cats in developing countries. Wherever possible, we return rescued animals to their natural environment. But we provide a permanent home for animals that can no longer survive in the wild.

As a member of Team Rescue you will make a vital difference to the lives of suffering animals around the world. In return you will receive an exclusive membership pack which includes:

  • An official certificate of membership
  • A beautiful colour photo of Joyce
  • A copy of IAR’s brand new “Rescuer” booklet with updates on our life-saving work
  • An exclusive Team Rescue bumper sticker.