In Defense of Animals
SECTOR: Animal Welfare
SUB SECTOR: Strays & Domestics
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 15: Life on Land
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 26 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM); Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC); CIDCO
Key Trustees:
Ms. Vivienne Choudhury, President Dr. Naina Athale, Vice-President
Ms. Sudnya Patkar, Secretary Dr. Sangeeta Vengsarkar Shah, Treasurer
Dr. H. G. Ghanawat, Member Ms. Sarita Raturi, Member
Dr. Makarand Chavan, Member Ms. Aban Bhote, Member
Ms. Priya Grover Somaiya, Member Dr. Dinesh Vinherkar
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 77.8% Highest: 91.4% Lowest: 49.1%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs9 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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In Defense of Animals (IDA) is a non-profit registered in 1996 in Mumbai to establish and defend the rights of all non-human living creatures. IDA runs the country's only night emergency ambulance service for animals in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. They also have a special ward to shelter blind dogs that houses 41 dogs.

Some of their activities in FY15 are as follows:

  • Treatment: The organization has rendered treatment to 1,588 ill or injured animals that were brought in by their own ambulances this year. They have performed 12,338 sterilization surgeries for dogs and cats during the period covered. IDA also performed 2,162 other surgeries to alleviate the pain of animals, such as hernia hematoma, tumour removals, amputations and suturing. A total of 20,353 animals were treated in FY15.
  • Campaigns: The organization campaigned to alleviate the suffering of elephants held captive and walking on the streets of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai by sending them to sanctuaries. Another campaign was held against illegal slaughter units in Mumbai. IDA conducted a workshop on the prevention of cruelty to animals to educate the public on laws pertaining to animal cruelty.
  • Adoption and Foster Programs: IDA in coordination with other NGOs organized activities to actively search for good homes for animals, such as a Homeless Animals Day. IDA shelters only the injured, sick and abandoned animals.
  • Mobile Clinics: A mobile clinic travels around the suburbs in Mumbai to render services to ill or injured animals on the road and rescue those animals that are being ill-treated.
3 cr
2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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