Terrence Cody Starved His Dog to Death

by Doll Stanley

Terrence Cody, former Raven’s player, starved his dog to death.He allowed Taz, a Canary mastiff, to waste away, shrinking from 100 pounds to a mere 50 pounds. Taz’s condition was so shocking that the veterinarians who saw him called for an investigation that revealed Cody and his girlfriend, Kourtney J. Kelly, were also in possession […]


Court Fines Man $327.50 for Torching Dog

by Doll Stanley

  IDA’s Justice for Animals Calls Court Ruling Profoundly Disturbing Man Given Less Punishment for Torching His Live Dog than Imaginable Winona, Miss… (October 29, 2015) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) in Grenada, Mississippi recently announced IDA’s new “Justice for Animals Campaign”. “JAC” […]


Henry & Hillary

by Doll Stanley

In June of last year, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) received several pleas for help with starving puppies at a residence in a rural area near Grenada, Mississippi. When sanctuary staff arrived at the residence, which was littered with garbage and old appliances, they were greeted by nine emaciated puppies, who were clearly from two […]


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 […]