Category Archives: Donations

Huge Thank You – Successful IDAHO GIVES day!

A Huge THANK YOU to everyone that participated in IDAHO GIVES yesterday.  We are thrilled to say that you donated $7910 to the animals!  Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

Here are some thoughtful comments from our generous donors:

I know how hard they work. I’ve seen them in action.
Do it for the birds!
Thank you for all you do in our community with animal rescue.
I appreciate all that Animals In Distress does to help injured, sick, and lost animals.
I’m proud of the tremendous work AIDA does with such a small budget. The animals and people who love them thank you!
Appreciate your helping our local wildlife that make Boise a special place to live.
An amazing organization with such kind people taking care of the most vulnerable animals. Thanks for all you do!
I had to take 10 abandoned ducklings to you yesterday 5/3/17. I cried on my way there as I’ve never had to surrender an animal, but you all made me know I did the right thing. Thank you so much for all you do! I will continue to donate as often as I can.
Thank you for all your hard work.
With gratitude.
Thanks for all your hard work.
RedBuilt is happy to match our employee contributions.
Thanks for your dedication!
I think that it’s great there are people who help our wildlife, always makes me feel good when you do!
Thank you for everything you do!!
What a great service you provide! I’ve used your services a couple of times over the past few years and you were great to work with. Thank you for being there!
Thank-you for your dedication to injured birds.
In appreciation of all the work the volunteers do. You GO MADY!
I love this program!
The individuals caring for injured, mistreated and abandoned animals willingly and generously give of their time each day with care and humility. I am proud to know some of these individuals who understand the needs of the wild animals they support.
Ruth Melichar was my aunt, a very special lady. This gift is in remembrance of her.
I love animals!
Thank you for your selfless work on behalf of Idaho’s wild animals.

Merry, Merriest of Christmases




Deaf silver phase of red fox hit by car near Hailey. We will be finding a permanent home for him in a wildlife sanctuary.
2016 was a very busy year for AIDA.  Due to late season arrivals, several species are being held over the winter for a spring release: bats, cottontails, foxes, raccoons, skunks and squirrels. 
Thank you for your continued support of Idaho’s injured and orphaned wildlife.  Your donations are monumental to our mission.

Great news

100ADA, a new non-profit in Ada County is a ‘giving circle’ created by community-minded professionals.

They have chosen us, Animals In Distress Association (AIDA) to be one of five nominated local non-profits to compete for a cash donation.  This September will be their ‘Autumn Giving Event’ in which we will participate.

It will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Crane Creek Country Club, 500 W. Curling Drive, Boise

Please visit their website to learn about this new non-profit that have banded like minded community members together to help other Ada County non-profits.

Please keep your fingers crossed for Animals In Distress Association. 

Happy Holidays 2015

Happy Holidays

May the New Year bring a kinder more forgiving world

for all creatures great and small.

Katherine Albertson FawnThis newborn fawn was picked up at Katherine Albertson Park by caring individuals who thought she was orphaned.  AIDA took her back to the park early evening and watched from afar until mom came back and the two were reunited.

Thank you to all our wonderful donors, we couldn’t do it without you!

Your year-end tax-deductible gift will help us to continue to care for all animals, feathered or furred, throughout the coming year. Donations may be made through PayPal* or mailed to AIDA, P. O. Box 7263, Boise, Idaho 83707

Susan Durick’s Holiday Gift to AIDA

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)



Shydyn’s Birthday Gift



IMG_2015 RSShydyn presenting his donation check to Mady Rothchild, AIDA President at the Ruth Melichar Bird Center.

In 2012, Shydyn’s only wish for his 9th birthday was to receive “money for the animals” from the 35 guests attending his party.  With family and friends supporting his generous wish, Shydyn was pleased to present AIDA with the amazing sum of $815.00. What a precious gift.   Shydyn, you’re an angel!

Thank You For Your Donations and Your Support

 Animals In Distress Assn. thanks the following for their donations and help toward the support of Idaho’s injured and orphaned wildlife. We couldn’t do it without people like you!

Ame and Tim Cochnauer 

Annette Hanson – Always there for us

Bob Perkins – Boise

Charlie Justus – Idaho Department of Fish & Game

Cheryl Tuller –  Wild Cat Haven, Sherwood, Oregon

Chris Rhoades – Nampa

Claudia White – Bird House and Habitat

D & B Supply – Cindy Larrondo

Eric –  Boise Bench Market (Overland/Columbus)

Eric Gillette – Utah – Website designer

Habitat Veterinary Clinic – Boise

Brandon Embree – Idaho Domestic Bird Rescue and Sanctuary

Cindy Embree – Idaho Domestic Bird Rescue and Sanctuary 

Christine Lewis – Idaho Domestic Bird Rescue and Sanctuary      

Idaho Humane Society – Director, Jeff Rosenthal DVM, DeeDee, Scott, Jacob, JD and to Josh for all those years.                                     

Idaho Humane Society Veterinary Medical Center -Drs. Koob, Garrett and Strope, techs et al and all the gals at the front desk

 Idaho Humane Society Animal Control – Morris McCall, et all

Jane Gabbert – Boise 

Julie Steele – Wild Birds Unlimited

Larry Byers – Boise

Liz Scott, DVM – Idaho Equine Center

Patty Capener – Boise

Paul Martin – Boise

Petco – Josh

Sandra Williams – AIDA Volunteer Coordinator and Webmaster for our new 2015 website

Susan Chaloupka and Tom McCabe

Susan Ziebart –  The Nature Center

Vern Buchta

West Vet Medical Center