In Defense of Animals

Give Today To Help Animals Thrive! Join the Guardian Circle
and Receive Special Benefits

Your support is vitally important to IDA's efforts to protect animals.

Since 1983, IDA has been dedicated to ending the cruelties committed toward animals, and to fighting their exploitation and mistreatment. We appreciate your faithful and ongoing support of our important programs, campaigns and emergency response operations to help animals wherever and whenever possible.

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The Guardian Circle

We invite new supporters to come forward and be recognized as our top animal rights investors, who we will gather together, with current generous supporters of $500+ per year to form the "Guardian Circle."

In 2018, we received tremendous support from 344 individuals who kindly pledged $500 or more to support animals in need and further the momentum of our important mission.

Now, in honor of our beloved Founder, Dr. Elliot Katz, we want to celebrate and acknowledge his 85th birthday in May 2019.

Dr. Elliot Katz has, for many years, championed the special power of becoming an animal "Guardian" and its profound meaning for animals. He has passionately expressed how we should consider ourselves as guardians to the animal kingdom and that it is our duty to care for the animal world, as their guardians.

How to Contribute to IDA's Important Work?

Joining the Guardian Circle is your first important step with a gift of $500 or more per year:

  • Make a one-time on-line contribution of $500+ or more;
  • Make a monthly, recurring on-line contribution of $42/month or more;
  • Or by mail, you can send your $500+ contribution check to this address:

    Attention: Join Guardian Circle for IDA
    In Defense of Animals
    3010 Kerner Blvd.
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    *In the memo field, please write: IDA Guardian Circle

BENEFITS of Joining the Guardian Circle:

  • President's Special Bi-Annual "Insiders Report" 1st issue September 2019

    Share in IDA's Vision for the Future! Starting August 2019, learn In Defense of Animals' inspiring, grassroots history and our solution-oriented direction with specific ways to get involved at higher levels to support a better future for animals in need. Discover exclusive opportunities for in-depth volunteering and advocacy activities. Support our unique vision with your time, talent, and treasure to help more animals thrive.

  • A Family/Friend Day at Hope Animal Sanctuary.

    Guardian Circle supporters who make the trek down to our Mississippi sanctuary will be rewarded with an unforgettable behind-the-scenes tour and enjoy a Southern country picnic with Sanctuary Operations Manager, Sharon Stone. An annual event. (Airfare and accommodations not included.) All animals welcome!

  • A Special IDA Packet

    Our special gift to you! The package includes In Defense of Animals goodies for you to enjoy and our brand-new Vegan Starter Guide. Guardian Circle members get a surprize hand-selected vegan body care products - no animals harmed!

  • Annual Thank You Luncheon

    Exclusive luncheon for Members of our Guardian and Legacy Circles ~ two locations nationally. (Airfare and accommodations not included.)

  • One excellent animal book a year

    IDA President Marilyn Kroplick's choice. Sent to all Guardian Circle members upon request.

Inquiries, comments, or questions?

Contact Michele Lyn Forsythe-Manso, Advancement Manager

(415) 448-0048 ext. 233 or

For questions about making a donation or to learn additional ways to give, please call 415-448-0048 ext. 233. For any questions regarding Guardian Circle, please contact IDA's Advancement Manager, Michele Lyn Forsythe-Manso at 415-448-0048 ext. 233

Thank you for your support and consideration.

In Defense of Animals is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Your contribution will support IDA's mission to defend the rights, welfare, and habitats of animals. No goods or services have been exchanged for your contribution.

Federal Tax ID 68-0008936

Prefer to make a secure donation by phone? Please contact us at 415-448-0048 ext. 233.