Dog Survives Horrific Encounter in Trap

by Doll Stanley

  Dog Survives Horrific Encounter in Trap Chester was out for a walk on his property and, not knowing anything of property lines, he wandered into the woods near his home. The next thing he experienced was excruciating pain and terror. Chester had unwittingly stepped into a steel jaw trap. Who knows how long Chester […]


Tire Pups Rescued and Rehomed

by Debbie Clark

  See Solomon Now! Yet Another “Tire Pup” Rescued and Rehomed Solomon was born in a tractor tire (more common than you’d expect in Mississippi!) and spent the first few weeks of his life there. The tire was littered inside and around with broken beer bottles and other trash, but Solomon’s mom was in desperate […]

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I Need Help With 16 Puppies

by Doll Stanley

  “I need help! There are 16 puppies here!” One Wednesday last month, Sharon Stone, In Defense of Animals Operations Manager at Hope Animal Sanctuary, received a call for help.  Not one, but two dogs had given birth to puppies at the caller’s house, with a grand total of 16 puppies born, and getting big […]


Reward offered for dog abandoned in crate

by Sharon Stone

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sharon Stone,, (662) 466-0906 Images:     $2,500 Reward Offered to Find Cold-Hearted Person Who Dumped Dog on Valentine’s Weekend in Sidon Stricter Animal Protection Laws Urgently Needed Sidon, MS (February 17, 2016) – In Defense of Animals, the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary […]


Effectively Advocate for Animals With Regular Contributions!

by Erica Calderon

  Our monthly donors are the backbone of In Defense of Animals. We rely on a constant and reliable stream of funds from our Animal Advocates program participants in order to rescue and protect animals all over the world who so desperately need our assistance. Here at In Defense of Animals, we have an amazing […]


See Lillie Now

by Debbie Clark

  Lillie was rescued in September of last year by staff from In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary from one of the most gruesome and horrifying hoarding cases we had ever encountered. When rescue staff arrived on scene they found dozens of dogs and even cats cruelly tethered outside on chains and ropes that […]


Meet Boo!

by Sharon Stone

  In October of 2015, Boo was wandering the streets of a small town in Mississippi. His endless love and exuberance led to him spending his days visiting with everyone he met. Boo made a lot of friends who were concerned about his welfare, and one of them asked Dr. Daniel Hill of Winona Veterinary […]