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 […]


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, […]


After 4 Long Years, Skeeter Finally Gets a Home!

by Sharon Stone

  Skeeter has lived at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary for four long years.  He was extremely shy, which made finding the perfect home for him a bit of a challenge. Finally, when one family saw Skeeter listed on an adoption site, they just knew he was the dog they wanted.  When they […]


Save a Life Today!

by Erica Calderon

  Here at In Defense of Animals, we take pride in how many animals we have rescued and found homes for, as well as those who live at Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) in Mississippi. While we are always busy saving dogs right here in Mississippi, we also recently saved five otherwise doomed dogs, Valencia, Billy, […]


Lucky Dog Meat Survivor Finds a New Home

by Erica Calderon

  Here at In Defense of Animals, we are so pleased that so many members have made generous donations to support our rescue of five dogs who were saved from the brink of death for dog meat – the Slaughterhouse Five. Thanks to your support, we were able to save an additional two dogs after […]


Support the Slaughterhouse Five!

by Erica Calderon

  As you may know, IDA rescued five dogs from being slaughtered in South Korea this past June. Valencia, Billy, Barbara, Paul, and Kurt have escaped an awful life on death row in South Korea and are now safe at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi until they find their forever homes. The cots to bring […]


Become an Animal Advocate

by Erica Calderon

  Help Us Protect Animals! Join our team of Animal Advocates today! With just as little as $5/month you can join our team of devoted Animal Advocates; some of our most dedicated and loyal supporters who make a tax-deductable monthly contribution to IDA.  Monthly giving is the best way to ensure that the most of […]


Update on Biala

by Sharon Stone

Update on Biala The story of a “lethal white” mini aussie… In February of 2014, Sharon Stone, Operations Manager for In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary received a plea for help.  A family came home and found a female dog giving birth in a chair on their porch.  They brought the mom into their […]