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 […]


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 […]


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’ […]


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 […]


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, […]


Tight Squeeze: Dog Rescue in India

by IDA India

The morning was proceeding like any other at our In Defense of Animals India Center until the moment a member of our team received a call from the Navi Mumbai Fire Brigade; an animal was stuck in a narrow gutter pipe at the huge Siemens Company compound in nearby Airoli. A security guard had been […]


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 […]