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Another Life Saved by IDA!

by Bob Price

  When we received a call about a tiny puppy caught in a roadside culvert, the rescue team at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary sprang into action. It did not matter that it was late at night or that it was many miles away. When the call came, it was answered. Today, that […]

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Another Sadistic Dog Dragging in Mississippi

by Doll Stanley

  Can you imagine the horror? It’s a beautiful day and you’re mowing your yard, while your best pal is safely tethered ,watching you work and spending time with you. Suddenly, the unthinkable jolts your day. Ray Duncan of Desoto County, Mississippi never saw what was coming. He went in the house for a few […]

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$2,500 Reward Offered to Catch Mississippi Dog Dragger

by Doll Stanley

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IMAGES: http://bit.ly/RebelPics Contact: Doll Stanley, doll@idausa.org, (662) 809-4483   $2,500 Reward Offered to Catch Mississippi Dog Dragger Third Dog Dragging Highlights Urgent Need for Stricter Animal Protection Laws Desoto County, MS (June 7, 2016) – In Defense of Animals, the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, […]

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Labby and Ginny Make a Dynamic Team

by Fleur Dawes

  Labby and Ginny, close pals and long-term residents of In Defense of Animals India, were struggling on the streets of Mumbai until they reached the Center. Labby arrived a year ago and Ginny two years ago as a tiny kitten. This team has eventful mornings: supervising the center, watching the outpatient department proceedings with a keen eye, having […]

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Little Kit Was Saved!

by Bob Price

  At In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary, saving animals is what we do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and little Kit is the most recent shining example of a life saved by your generosity. Late on a recent hot and humid Saturday evening, the call came in that a small […]

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Purebred Dogs Ending Up As Dog Meat Delicacies

by Haley Anderson

  South Korea has seen a rapid increase in the popularity of animal companions, with the “pet industry” currently valued at 2 trillion won (approximately $1.7 billion). Sadly this has gone hand-in-hand with an increase in, animal cruelty. As is the case throughout the world, when the idea of animal companions gains popularity before animal […]

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Petal the Cat Finds Her Forever Home!

by Fleur Dawes

For some time now, we have been making determined efforts to encourage adoption of the animals we rescue and rehabilitate at our In Defense of Animals India Center. Initially, some years ago, it was difficult to attract adopters for even the young, healthy animals, but with renewed efforts on all fronts, we have increased the […]

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The Long Road to Recovery

by Bob Price

This is Josie. For most of her life, Josie was probably used as a hunting dog, just another tool in a hunter’s cruel bag of tricks. Sadly, when the hunt was over, Josie was left to fend for herself on the side of a lonely gravel road. When rescue workers from In Defense of Animals’ […]

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Ban Night Hunting on Public Lands

by Doll Stanley

Ban Cruel and Dangerous Night Hunts In mid-April, Assistant District Attorney Paul Humphrey made an unprecedented move and charged hunter Kurt Rausch with two felony counts of mistreatment of animals for fatally shooting two dogs while coyote hunting on public land in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Rausch was hunting at night on Jan. 22 in Badfish Creek […]

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Rescued from Abuse… But Still Fighting for Life

by Bob Price

  Heartworm in dogs is an often lethal affliction. Untreated, spaghetti-like roundworms grow and work their way through the chambers of dogs’ hearts and into the arteries of their lungs, killing the poor victims as their hearts struggle and eventually fail to meet their bodies’ need for blood. Heartworm is a serious and scary affliction, […]