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 […]



by Sharon Stone

  We knew we wanted to help the thousands of animal companions who have been displaced in Louisiana and we also knew we had friends in other rescue and shelter groups that would like to help, too. A simple Facebook post brought responses from Webster Animal Shelter in Madison and PALS Rescue in McComb, Mississippi. […]


Annual Bike Ride Kicks Off Summer Fundraising Events for Animals!

by Bob Price

  When faced with so many problems and horrors of animal cruelty, we often ask ourselves, “What can I do to help?” Fortunately; the answer is easy – fundraise. Fundraising for animals is an effective, easy, and fun way to make a positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected animals around the world. […]


Pedal Power for Pigs and Pups

by Bob Price

  Last year, animal rights activist, teacher, poet and all around great guy, Mark “Mack” Freeman pedaled his touring bike nearly 400 miles from St Louis, Missouri to In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi.  Mack spread awareness of the plight of animals suffering in factory farms and raised crucial funds to […]


Three Horses Saved From Starvation

by Sharon Stone

Last month, In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary received a call concerning three horses who were so thin that the caller feared they would soon die of starvation. From the description, our sanctuary Operations Manager Sharon Stone realized the horses’ “guardians” were a family that had been previously investigated for horse neglect. Aided by […]


Two Dogs Starved and Dumped One Dog Dies in Our Arms

by Doll Stanley

A couple of weeks ago, Hope Animal Sanctuary responded to a call from a member of the public who found a pair of emaciated female dogs left for dead in Pontotoc, Mississippi. The dogs were in such a severely distressed condition, it is a miracle they hadn’t already died. Their poor bodies had eaten every […]