Dog Killed in Death Oven

by Doll Stanley

  Earlier this week, In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary received a disturbing message. Sanctuary friend and supporter, Celina Hayward reported a metal dog box on the side of Nat G. Trout Road in Grenada, County, Mississippi with a dog inside. HAS staff were dispatched immediately and were prepared to recover the dog. What […]


Mississippi Man Shoots Neighbor’s Dog in the Face

by Doll Stanley

  Last week in Greenwood, Mississippi, a man walked down the street with his 12 gage shotgun, went into his neighbors’ yard, drew his weapon and shot a gentle and kind family dog in the face. A witness saw Malamute-Siberian Husky mix Luke run crying into the woods while the shooter held his weapon to […]


It’s Time to Stop Yulin!

by Bob Price

  Every year, thousands of dogs are  tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The mass butchering will begin next week, Tuesday June 21, 2016. On Monday, In Defense of Animals joined forces with Care2 to rally to put an end to the Yulin Festival. Over 100 activists gathered in front of the […]


Yulin Festival Dogs Remembered

by Anita Carswell

  Today, thousands of dogs are being tortured and killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. We are sad and angry, and had hoped to see a change of fortune for these terribly unfortunate dogs. Despite our best efforts and those of dedicated millions of concerned people worldwide, including some amazing Chinese activists, […]


Free to Good Home is a Red Flag!

by Bob Price

  Whenever we see the advertisement of  “free to good home” it immediately sets off alarm bells. Many times these animals offered as “free to good home” by well meaning but naïve people will find themselves in situations both dire and cruel. Unethical and abusive animal testing labs have been known to round up as […]


Sweet Dog, Chap, Released After Life-Saving Amputation

by IDA India

  A very lucky dog was recently admitted to our IDA India Center, Deonar Mumbai, after being the victim of an accident somewhere on the streets, with the details unknown. His leg was severely damaged, and, to save his life, the doctors at our Center had to amputate. Sweet Chap stayed with us for more than two months during […]


Act Now to End China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

by Melissa Flower

  China’s infamous Yulin Dog Meat Festival is set to begin June 21. Thousands of dogs and cats will be crammed into cages, tortured and killed, all for human consumption. Some will be snatched from loving homes. The “festival” garners national and international condemnation, yet millions of dogs and cats endure the same extreme cruelty […]


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 […]


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 […]


$2,500 Reward Offered to Catch Mississippi Dog Dragger

by Doll Stanley

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IMAGES: Contact: Doll Stanley,, (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, […]