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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Reward Offered in Case of Carroll County “Bait Dog” Found Horribly Wounded and Dumped in a Ditch

by Eric Phelps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Doll Stanley,, 662-809-4483 In Defense of Animals Offers $2,500 Reward in Horrific Dog Abuse Case Carroll County “Bait Dog” Found Horribly Wounded and Dumped in a Ditch Grenada, Miss. (March 17, 2015) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) in […]