A Marvel of Achievement

April 24th, 2012 by Doll Stanley


Hope Animal Sanctuary Director Doll Stanley, along with volunteer Lisa Martin and staff member Lainey Mansour, left IDA’s sanctuary in Mississippi on April 23 with 108 dogs and two kittens. This is the larger of two transports scheduled for the next week to Every Creature Counts in Colorado. This transport is mostly small dogs and puppies, while the next will be mainly large dogs – some 60 of them to be exact. 

This team is no stranger to transports, but two in just over a week is a lot to ask, even of seasoned transporters. Hope Animal Sanctuary fills up quickly and our rescue partners in Colorado have plenty of space and several big adoption events scheduled. It takes a lot of effort and fundraising to make these transports happen, but it makes all the difference in the world to the individual animals on the truck who will end up in loving homes.

 Transporting the animals is just the final step of many steps required to make these transports possible. Most if not all of the animals have been spayed/neutered by Dr. Bushby and his team of veterinary students from Mississippi State University. Others were vetted and cared for by Dr. Abernethy and his team at Veterinary Associates in Grenada. We were fortunate to be able to help several of our rescue partners in other parts of Mississippi and received dogs from Sherri Norquist in Cleveland, Cindy Bailey from Mississippi Animal Rescue League in Jackson, and from Winona Animal Advocacy in Winona.

Last, but certainly not least, a huge thank you to the staff at Hope Animal Sanctuary who have truly performed above and beyond – Rob Hollis, Lainey Mansour, Sarah Thomas, and Kelly Stokes. Without their dedication and commitment, none of the amazing things we accomplished would be possible.

7 Responses to “A Marvel of Achievement”

  1. April 30, 2012 at 8:18 am, Kathy said:

    Bless you all and may you never stop. I tear up just thinking about the valuable work that you do and the hope you bring to animals so desperately in need. You’re all angels and I remember you in my prayers.


  2. April 28, 2012 at 7:32 am, lee chesterfield said:

    My family is looking for a rescue dog. We want a small 10lb dog we have three other rescue dogs


  3. April 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm, silvana said:

    TAke care of the indefence animals!!


  4. April 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm, Ann Mitchell said:

    I am so grateful for people like all of you. The ability to move these animals to places where they will be appreciated and loved and I will add “taken care of.” Thankyou is not a big enough word to express how truly wonderful your work is!


  5. April 27, 2012 at 11:24 am, Jill Lindsey said:



  6. April 27, 2012 at 10:32 am, Janet said:

    Thank you, Doll and your volunteers, for all the very hard work you do for the animals in Mississippi. Thank you vet students at Mississippi State and the team at Veterinary Associates in Grenada for making a difference in the lives of all the animals you have spade and neutered.


  7. April 27, 2012 at 9:34 am, lili said:

    bravo a tous pour ce que vous faites pour ces animaux,ce sont des personnes comme vous qui nous stimule a continuer dans ce droit chemin.cet amour envers ces animaux vous le rendrons en centuple ,je vous remercie pour toute l aide que vous leur apporter.l espoir pour eux c est un avenir meilleur avec des familles aimantes envers eux.ils ont le droit d etre heureux et c est normal.une chance qu il ya des gens qui ont le coeur a la bonne place.ce travail accompli a tous est une richesse dans nos coeurs et dans le votre aussi.continuer votre beau travail envers eux qui en ont tant de besoin .je vous enbrasse ainsi que tous ces animaux ,et je leur souhaite de merveilleuses vies remplies de bonheur.


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