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Meet Stout

by Bob Price

  Last spring, rescue workers from In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada Mississippi were called by a nearby veterinarian looking for some help to find a home for a little puppy that had been struck by a car, not once but twice. Although his condition was quite grave, neither In Defense of […]

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Dogs and Cats Sterilized at HAS

by Bob Price

  Simply put, the best decision any guardian can make for animal companions is to opt to have them spayed or neutered as early as possible. Shelters across the country routinely kill 3.7 million adoptable animals each and every year because there are just not enough willing adopters matched up with animals needing homes. This […]

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Meet Nora

by Sharon Stone

  Barely able to stand on her own, this poor girl was cruelly dumped at the gates of In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi in late December of last year. When she was found by rescuers, she weighed only 25 pounds, which was easily only half of what she should have […]

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It’s Raining Puppies and Kittens

by Bob Price

  The importance of demonstrating good guardianship by having your animal companions spayed and neutered cannot be overstated. Each year, thousands of helpless unwanted puppies and kittens are surrendered to shelters where most are killed, or they are abandoned alongside roadways and back alleys all across the country. Puppies and kittens who are just days […]

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Rescuing an Abandoned Great Dane

by Sharon Stone

  On a recent Friday afternoon, a concerned citizen called IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) to report an abandoned or lost Great Dane at the entrance ramp to Interstate 55 at Vaiden, Mississippi, not far from the sanctuary. Late that Friday, HAS Operations Director Sharon Stone and volunteer Charles Joseph went to check, and sure […]