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 […]



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. […]