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Thank you Susan for donating your time and talent to help the animals in our community.  We truly appreciate your generosity.  Susan, a longtime supporter of AIDA, chose to donate all profits from this sale to AIDA. P1040361

 The community rallied behind Susan to help support AIDA’s injured and orphaned wildlife by visiting

Susan Durick’s table at the

 Boise Senior Center Holiday Bazaar

on Saturday, November14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • Beautiful Artisan Baskets, many designs and colors, each uniqueP1040369
  • Pretty Tough Squeaker Dog Toys — Your dog will drive you nuts with joyP1040370
  • Hand Knitted Slippers — with a durable sole for longer wear

We thank everyone for their purchase of a ‘from the heart’

keepsake/gift to support AIDA .

Thanks for dropping by and thanking Susan for her generous endeavor on our behalf.

Holiday Bazaar Boise Senior Centerwildlife-holiday-cards

690 Robbins Road

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(behind Elks Rehab Hospital)



Animals In Distress Association, Inc. (AIDA) is a nonprofit  photo 2volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and successful release of injured, displaced and orphaned wildlife. Founded in 1987 by a group of individuals who recognized the need for organized wildlife rehabilitation in the state of Idaho, AIDA consists of state and federally licensed rehabilitators and those volunteers who assist them in their efforts.  AIDA is funded entirely by annual membership donations, contributions and fundraising events, and receives no state or federal funding.


RESCUE AIDA has a 24-hour hotline number 208 367-1026, which provides the names and phone numbers of individuals who volunteer their services. Referrals are received from local police and fire departments, Idaho Fish and Game, the Idaho Humane Society, local veterinarians, and the general public. As our Raccoon Rescue population grows, so does the impact on local wildlife with loss of habitat, human interference, pollution, injuries by domestic pets, hunting, trapping, automobile mishaps, poisoning, and acts of cruelty. In each instance, AIDA seeks to find a responsible and humane solution for both wildlife and the general public.


REHABILITATION AIDA assists over 3,000 birds and mammals annually. Mammals are cared for on a year-round basis at the homes of individually licensed rehabilitators.  lazuli bunting 2012 RsIn addition to mammals, birds are rehabilitated at our year-round avian facility, the Ruth Melichar Bird Center.  It is open 7 days a week, but the hours fluctuate depending on the arrival of baby birds.  Our approximate hours are 9am-1pm Oct-Mar and 8am-8pm Apr-Sep.  Many volunteers are needed throughout the summer and early fall to assist with the feeding and tending of the many birds under our care.  The RMBC is located at 4650 N. 36th Street, Boise.  The phone number is:  338-0897. 


RELEASE AIDA continually seeks suitable release sites for rehabilitated wildlife.   Release sites must provide a natural food and water P1020745source, available shelter and a safe environment. With regard to mammals, a temporary pen is erected and the animals are fed and watered for approximately 2 weeks before the door is opened allowing their release. Food is then left for them at the release site for a reasonable period of time until they learn to forage on their own.


EDUCATION  AIDA has a deep commitment to educating the public in appreciation, respect and tolerance of all living things. IMG_3333Our educational program addresses a wonderful diversity of nature and a responsible concern for living beings and the welfare of the environment. AIDA provides quality educational programs to schools and the community and has been a Partner in Education with one of the local primary schools for several years.


Thank you for visiting the website of Animals In Distress Association. Last year, AIDA helped over 3,000 injured, displaced and orphaned animals in our community… Now we need your help. Please browse this site for more information on AIDA, it’s mission, and how you can help.

Please contact AIDA’s HOTLINE 208/367-1026 to report animals in distress.  


Please send your generous donation to: AIDA, PO Box 7263, Boise, ID 83707
AIDA is a 501 [c](3) corporation. All donations are tax deductible.


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