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International Animal Rescue

International Animal RescueThe aim of International Animal Rescue (IAR) is to come to the aid of suffering animals with hands-on rescue and the provision of short or long term rehabilitation. Wherever possible they return rescued animals to their natural habitat, but they also provide sanctuary for animals that can no longer survive in the wild.

They work with other likeminded organisations and government departments to develop sound legislation to protect animals from cruelty and neglect. International Animal Rescue specialises in providing comprehensive sterilisation and vaccination programmes for stray dogs and cats to control populations and prevent the spread of disease. In all that they do, they aim to produce practical solutions that benefit both animals and people.

IAR has set up sanctuaries in India to care for rescued bears, but it desperately needs further funding to provide extra land and facilities for the damaged animals. In the past four years they have rescued nearly 400 bears, but it is estimated that there may still be several hundred ’dancing’ on the streets.

A survey conducted by Wildlife SOS in 2006 estimates that there are still 600 dancing bears on the streets of India. Together with their Indian partners they aim to provide a safe haven for each and every one of them. They have the government and forestry department on our side.

Together with International Animal Rescue, WildlifeSOS they have rescued just over 400 dancing bears and, with funding from IAR and three other international charities, run the largest bear sanctuaries in the world which give a lifelong home to rescued bears and cubs.

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