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A Day At Hope Animal Sanctuary

by Doll Stanley

Have you ever been so in the thick of things that the stress and emotions just silence you? You’re not depressed, but your likely maxed out. That’s probably what’s going on here. At Hope Animal Sanctuary our team begins each morning with a bit of time together and with a plan for the day we […]

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Sadie The Precious Pig

by Doll Stanley

Sad news from Doll at IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary: We got our little Sadie last Thursday. She had been found wandering. She was 4 – 5 months old and seemed to be the picture of health. Of course we’d fallen in love with her.  Evening before last she fell into seizure and was rushed to […]

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Justice for Wanda

by Doll Stanley

Precious Wanda and her sister were barricaded in the kitchen of their home and abandoned. A neighbor responded to the putrid smell emitted from the house and a sighting of Wanda trying to get out of the kitchen window. He broke into the house and discovered Wanda, starved, dehydrated, and forced to consume her dead […]

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Petal And Penelope

by Doll Stanley

Last month, Petal and Penelope were rescued from a terrible situation of neglect in Coffeeville, Mississippi. Their siblings, seen in the photo of their rescue (the girls are on right in BJ’s arms) were just babies. Because we had so many puppies, our friends with the Mississippi State University student program “Homeward Bound” accepted three […]

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IDA Completes Mule Rescue

by Doll Stanley

A few weeks ago we told you about IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary being granted custody of 15 starving horses and a mule in Yazoo County, Mississippi. County Justice Court Judge Pam May signed a seizure order on December 21, 2011, and the rescue of the horses began immediately. Within 3 days, all horses were in […]

Starving Horses – Rescued!

by Doll Stanley

*UPDATE* January 13, 2012 – IDA has been granted permanent custody of 15 starving horses and a mule seized after Yazoo County resident Alvin Ross was found guilty today in Yazoo County Justice Court, of nine counts of cruelty to animals. Charges were filed by the Sheriff’s Department on December 15, 2011, following the discovery […]

IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary … The Beat Goes On

by Doll Stanley

Today, Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, began like every other busy day at Hope Animal Sanctuary. Lisa, Sarah, and B.J., our new teammate, had their hands full with the care of our precious animals. Danielle, the delicately featured brown bay, is still having a bit of trouble with her right front hoof, but is doing better.  Her […]

Hope Animal Sanctuary Update

by Doll Stanley

This week BJ Martin joined our staff at Hope Animal Sanctuary.  BJ is a vet tech with 15 years experience who has worked with a wide variety of species, including emus.  She will be an invaluable asset to our team. She’s already proven her worth. On Thursday, BJ, Sarah, and I dedicated our day to caring for […]