Shadow the Horse Rescued by HAS

by Doll Stanley

Recently, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) received a call from the Grenada County Sheriff’s Office. They were investigating a report of a dead dog at a residence when they discovered a severely emaciated horse. HAS Operations Manager Sharon Stone and Maintenance Manager Kenny Harrison responded to the plea for assistance. When they arrived at the […]


Dogs Rescued

by Doll Stanley

Tragic Hoarding Case in Tallahatchie On September 30, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) Operations Manager Sharon Stone received a call from a woman alerting her to an existing hoarding situation where one resident had died and another had been removed from the residence by authorities. Subsequent to that call, she received two more calls reporting […]

In Defense of Animals

Keeping Our Promise of Hope

by Doll Stanley

Hi, folks, we’ve been so busy, but I wanted to sit down for a minute and write you about what’s been happening here at IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary. As you may know, we do cruelty investigations. On Thursday, July 16, I represented IDA-HAS in Yalobusha County Justice Court, in the case of MS State VS. […]


Sweet Surrender

by Doll Stanley

There is never a moment’s rest when animals are desperately depending on you, and so many depend on us at IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary in rural Mississippi. On Friday, Sept. 21st, Carroll County Deputy Scott Beck accompanied me to a residence just a few miles around the hill from HAS. We had received a report that […]


A Promise Fulfilled to 89 Dogs

by Doll Stanley

The IDA-Hope Animal Sanctuary transport team has returned from another amazing and life-saving journey to our friends at Every Creature Counts, in Colorado. This trip fulfilled the promise we had made to 89 puppy, juvenile, and adult dogs.  This weekend they were taken to the regional PetSmart stores by ECC to meet prospective guardians ready […]


So Hard to Say Goodbye

by Doll Stanley

IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary has been rescuing animals in need for 20 years. In that time we’ve helped thousands of animals. Most of these animals are with us for a short time before being re-homed, but some become beloved longtime residents. I’d like to share the stories of two of these longtime friends that have […]


Justice Served

by Doll Stanley

On May 10, 2012 , Hope Animal Sanctuary (IDA-HAS) received an urgent report that three starving dogs were tethered at the residence of Shana Sutton and Lavelle Mays. Montgomery County Deputy, Jodi Windham, accompanied me to the residence and confirmed and documented the extreme starvation of the dogs.  A seizure order for the dogs was […]