Unwanted Puppies

by Sharon Stone

  So many of these stories sound the same, and sadly, that’s because they are.  Neglectful guardians refuse to spay or neuter so often in Mississippi, and as a result there are many thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens born every year. These babies were no different than many others born to unsprayed females. They […]


Prosecute Cop’s Wife Who Cut Up Puppy

by Doll Stanley

  Brandy Gidden, the wife of Jackson, Mississippi police officer Rahn Gidden, posted pictures of a pit bull puppy she hoped to sell with bloody, mutilated ears. The puppy, who looked to be 6-8 weeks old, had bloody ears because he was the victim of a painful home “cropping.” The photos were posted on a […]


Charge Animal Control Officer Who Allowed Kitten to Rot

by Doll Stanley

  Virginia Animal Control Officer, Raymond Merkh, has been charged with two felony counts for the cruel deaths of two animals entrusted to his care. Merkh is accused of neglecting veterinary care for two animals, a kitten and a Jack Russell Terrier who suffered for extended periods, languishing in their filthy cages and eventually they […]


Seven Lives Saved, More to Go!

by Bob Price

  Thanks to generous donations from In Defense of Animals supporters from across the country and around the world, seven dogs have escaped the macabre deaths that awaited them in the bloody dog meat markets of South Korea. Without your support for our intervention in collaboration with dedicated Korean activists, all seven would have been […]


Help the Slaughterhouse 5 Plus 2!

by Bob Price

  In late June, five dogs boarded an airplane in South Korea, and headed to their safety in the United States. Barbara, Billy, Paul, Valencia, and Kurt were met at the Atlanta airport by In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary staff and driven the five hours to our sanctuary in Mississippi. A month later, […]


SAVED! Ronaldo the Pig is NOT a Wedding Feast!

by Karin Cereghino

  The little pig was on his way to a wedding feast in the West Region of Cameroon, Africa, kept alive only so his meat wouldn’t spoil in the hot equatorial sun. Carried upside down with his front and back legs tied together around a sturdy wooden pole, he had already endured several hours, and […]


Más de 200 animales fueron con éxito tratados en Mariato escuela de Spay Panama

by Fleur Dawes

MÁS DE 200 ANIMALES FUERON CON ÉXITO TRATADOS EN MARIATO ESCUELA DE SPAY PANAMA Imágenes: Contacto: Patty Chan, (507) 261-5542 Mariato, Panamá (4 de octubre, 2016) – Un grupo de bienestar animal patrocinado por el gobierno, Spay Panama, ha tratado a más de 200 perros y gatos locales en el distrito de Mariato, […]


Over 200 Animals Successfully Treated

by Fleur Dawes

OVER 200 ANIMALS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED IN MARIATO SCHOOL BY SPAY PANAMA   Images: Contact: Patty Chan, (507) 261-5542 Mariato, Panama (October 4, 2016) – Government-sponsored animal welfare group, Spay Panama, has treated over 200 local dogs and cats in the District of Mariato, Republic of Panama. The initiative was led by Mariato local […]