Blog Posts: The President’s Blog

The Animal Defenders International Temporary Rescue Center – Meeting the Tigers and Lions

After the long drive out of the city, through a maze of streets and byways, crowded communities and rural areas, over nice highways and unpaved roads, we finally stop. Our driver jumps out and shouts, and somewhere from the opposite side of a wall a large section...

Entering the World of An ADI Rescue

At dawn Mary and I tumbled off the plane and into a different world. As soon as we turn the corner leaving customs, I spot a large, familiar, lion-looking head in the thick of the crowd. It can only be Alexis, Animal Defenders International’s (ADI) Latin American...

Animals, Faith and Compassion on the Frontlines: In the Final Stages of an ADI Rescue

It is a gigantic blur – a dream – but it is real!WE ARE  GOING TO AFRICA!WE ARE GOING NOW!Not tomorrow or next week.NOW. After many months of excited anticipation, unexpected complications and last- minute postponements, suddenly everything is a “go”. I kiss my two...