See Mado and Future Today!

by Karin Cereghino

  Since 2004, eighteen-year-old Mado (left) and fifteen-year-old Future (right) have lived in the same social group in a 20-acre enclosure at In Defense of Animals – Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue. Having grown up together, they are close friends and enjoy playing with each other. Mado is a dominant female, popular with males and females. […]


They Take a Piece of Our Hearts

by Sharon Stone

When Baby Girl came to our in Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary, her eye was so severely injured that we were afraid it would have to be removed.  Our caring vet, Dr. Daniel Hill at Winona Veterinary Clinic, wanted very much to try  to save her eye, so he prescribed medication and advocated very […]


Petal the Cat Finds Her Forever Home!

by Fleur Dawes

For some time now, we have been making determined efforts to encourage adoption of the animals we rescue and rehabilitate at our In Defense of Animals India Center. Initially, some years ago, it was difficult to attract adopters for even the young, healthy animals, but with renewed efforts on all fronts, we have increased the […]


We Remember You

by Sharon Stone

  In 2001, In Defense of Animals members Judy Jones, Christine Husk, and Ginger Langston came to visit and volunteer at our budding  Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi.  At that time, our Sanctuary Director Doll Stanley had a cruelty case near Louisville where  a woman, because of poor decisions, lost her home and family. She […]


The Long Road to Recovery

by Bob Price

This is Josie. For most of her life, Josie was probably used as a hunting dog, just another tool in a hunter’s cruel bag of tricks. Sadly, when the hunt was over, Josie was left to fend for herself on the side of a lonely gravel road. When rescue workers from In Defense of Animals’ […]


Rescued from Abuse… But Still Fighting for Life

by Bob Price

  Heartworm in dogs is an often lethal affliction. Untreated, spaghetti-like roundworms grow and work their way through the chambers of dogs’ hearts and into the arteries of their lungs, killing the poor victims as their hearts struggle and eventually fail to meet their bodies’ need for blood. Heartworm is a serious and scary affliction, […]


Tight Squeeze: Dog Rescue in India

by IDA India

The morning was proceeding like any other at our In Defense of Animals India Center until the moment a member of our team received a call from the Navi Mumbai Fire Brigade; an animal was stuck in a narrow gutter pipe at the huge Siemens Company compound in nearby Airoli. A security guard had been […]


Thirty-one Dogs

by Bob Price

Thirty-one dogs at Hope Animal Sanctuary urgently need medical treatment. Thirty-one beautiful dogs – all of whom we rescued from horrific abuse and neglect – have tested heart-worm-positive.  They require costly emergency treatment to cure them so they can be welcomed into forever homes. There’s Annie Mae, found abandoned and dazed by the side of […]