Thirty-one Dogs

by Bob Price

Thirty-one dogs at Hope Animal Sanctuary urgently need medical treatment. Thirty-one beautiful dogs – all of whom we rescued from horrific abuse and neglect – have tested heart-worm-positive.  They require costly emergency treatment to cure them so they can be welcomed into forever homes. There’s Annie Mae, found abandoned and dazed by the side of […]


Protect Animals and Humans from Domestic Abuse

by Doll Stanley

  Our world can be as dark a place for humans as it is for animals. Years of cruelty investigations have led members of our staff to witness the lingering terror and anguish suffered by women and men who have been abused by those who are supposed to love them. One of the most astounding […]


Tear for Tilly the Cat

by Doll Stanley

  In mid-March, a man entered the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League shelter in Mississippi with a motive that is the nightmare of shelter caregivers. He asked to see kittens, but the kittens were unavailable at the time. The visitor was shown to the cat room to see the adult cats, including Tilly, a little gray […]


Taxi Full of Stolen Dogs Intercepted in Vietnam

by Melissa Flower

  Families with dog and cat companions throughout Vietnam have to remain vigilant at all times. Thieves, usually on motorbike, are known to be operating throughout the country poisoning, electrocuting and stealing both stray and companion dogs and cats to sell for the dog and cat meat trade. Most recently, a group of such thieves […]


Petition Dog Dragging Sentencing

by Doll Stanley

$1000 Fine for Dragging Dog Behind Pickup is NOT Enough! Let the Judge Know We Want Real Justice We’ve heard, and seen the brutal treatment Champ, the dog, received at the hands of his so-called “guardian,” filmed as he was dragged by the neck, resisting and crying, until the truck stopped and witnesses intervened. Within […]


Give Thanks for Humane Dog Control in India!

by Haley Anderson

  India is home to millions of street dogs. It is almost impossible to get an accurate count, but the World Health Organization has estimated the number at approximately 25 million. That’s a lot of dogs. Attempting to manage the number and health of so many dogs is a large undertaking. Add various human-dog conflicts […]


Suffering Cat in India Saved!

by IDA India

  This beautiful ginger striped cat was found suffering in a bad way in a garden in Dadar, Mumbai, by In Defense of Animals India trustee, Ms. Goodicia. The malnourished little cat was drooling and salivating, and would not even eat. Our cat team was deployed and caught the little cat and brought her to […]


Vigil for Tilly – Slain Cat

by Doll Stanley

  For Immediate Release Contact: Doll Stanley,, (662) 809-4483 Images: COURTHOUSE VIGIL FOR STRONGER ANIMAL PROTECTION LAWS AS CAT KILLER IS SENTENCED Activists gather as brutal cat killer is sentenced Brookhaven, MS (May 3, 2016) – In Defense of Animals, the international animal protection organization that runs the Justice for Animals Campaign in […]