Saving Mercy

by Debbie Clark

  On the morning of September 18, 2015, Sharon Stone, Operations Manager of IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary, received a call requesting help for a “stray” dog who the caller reported was “in bad shape.” The caller texted a picture to Sharon and true enough, this dog was in dire need of immediate help. Upon arrival, […]


Goodbye Dear Chase

by Bob Price

Goodbye Dear Chase Rescue personnel at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in rural Grenada, Mississippi were alerted by local animal advocates about a young dog who had apparently been dumped in a remote part of the county. Immediately, it was clear that this pup had a severe and life threatening case of mange. […]

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Who Saved Who?

by Nadia Schilling

Who Saved Who? Sometimes a story just touches your heart and it’s truly a case of “Who saved who?”… At a specialized brain trauma treatment facility in Massachusetts, where men come to heal and become more independent, the newest resident was not responding to conventional therapy. The director of the center had tried for weeks […]


New Director for Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS)

by Nadia Schilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Debbie Clark, Operations Director of Hope Animal Sanctuary, (662) 392-8939, New Director for Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS)   Doll Stanley continues to advocate for Mississippi’s animals Grenada, Mississippi (September, 17 2015) – In Defense of Animals is pleased to announce the following changes at Hope Animal Sanctuary, located in Grenada, Mississippi.   […]

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Please Spay and Neuter!

by Bob Price

  Every year, literally hundreds of thousands of unwanted and discarded animals are killed in shelters across the country. Sadly, all of these deaths would be largely preventable if people would make the responsible decision to have their companions spayed or neutered. The procedures are harmless, widely available at no or reduced cost, and promote […]

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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 […]