|Mrs Judith deGroot|
|Phone:||(02) 9288 4900|
|Fax:||(02) 9288 4901|
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress. We seek to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people.
As the world's leading animal welfare organization, IFAW has representation in 16 countries and carries out its work in more than 40. IFAW focuses its campaigns on improving the welfare of wild and domestic animals by reducing the commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats and helping to rescue animals from neglect and disaster. IFAW envisions a future in which all people embrace their responsibility to protect animals and the environment we share. We use research, education, and global advocacy to change unjust laws and practices towards animals in order to prevent cruelty and promote the well-being of animals.
When the worst fires in Australia’s history turned the bush into a blackened wasteland, people mourned unimaginable loss. As dazed animals wandered the forests, people felt a small glimmer of hope that some life survived. IFAW rushed to rescue burned animals emerging from the fire zone — koalas, possums, kangaroos, dogs, even horses and birds. In all, IFAW helped save 142 animals and provided them with veterinary care, food and water, medicine and bandages.
If there was just one simple thing you could do to give an innocent and defenseless animal a second chance at life, wouldn’t you do it? Your donation today means IFAW can help prevent the number of unwanted animals, protect animals from abuse, rescue them from disasters and help find new loving homes or sanctuaries to give them a second chance. $25 can help provide medicine for abused cats and dogs. $50 can buy formula milk for orphaned bear cubs. And $100 can go a long way into pressuring the Canadian government to end the cruel commercial seal hunt. Of every dollar spent around the world the past three years, over 83 cents went directly to animal welfare programs and institutional costs, so you know your contributions are helping to stop the suffering!
112,715 cats and dogs have been treated, sheltered and cared for through our Companion Animal projects around the world since their inception. And 63,311 animals, including oiled penguins, orphaned bear cubs and elephants have been rescued through our Emergency Relief programs around the word.