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Goodbyes at IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS)

by Doll Stanley

This is about love, loss, and some of the animals we recently had the privilege of rescuing but who didn’t make it. It’s been a time of genuine sorrow. I know I don’t need to tell you how badly we hurt. Compassion is at the heart of all of us at IDA: staff, volunteers, and supporters. […]

Happy Angels Dog Rescue

by Christy Griffin

Every dog is a story. In South Korea, millions of dogs are subjected to the most unimaginable agony until their last breath, at grim and squalid dog meat farms and meat markets—the very bowels of existence—with their pitiless smell of human injustice and cruelty. They come to sorrow in these hellish places, imprisoned in filthy […]

Dog Days of Summer (a friendly reminder from the Guardian campaign)

by Anita Carswell

Several times a year we learn of tragedies that could have been prevented. People tend not to realize that during the “dog days” of summer, for example, the temperature inside a car can climb to well above 100ºF degrees in just a matter of minutes. Because dogs can only cool themselves by panting and sweating […]

Bringing Hope to Dogs in Charleston

by Doll Stanley

On Wednesday, June 29th, HAS volunteer Sarah Thomas, a vet tech, wildlife rehabilitator, and activist, and I set out to locate three horses in Grenada County, Miss., reported to be starving.  On our way, I got a call from my buddy Kevin Hodges, an animal control officer, water-meter reader, and part-time law enforcer for Charleston, […]

Glorious Glory

by Doll Stanley

The plight of horses is worsening. Some blame the economy; others say banning horse slaughter in the U.S. meant “owners” who couldn’t sell their horses let them starve. I say it’s both selfishness and ignorance. Horses are being overbred just like other companion animals. Those who think they can make a buck breed and then find out there […]

Another 31 Animals are Spayed & Neutered at Hope Animal Sanctuary!

by Doll Stanley

Thanks to Mississippi State University’s (MSU) student surgery team, Hope Animal Sanctuary was able to spay/neuter 4 cats and 27 dogs this week.  Deedra and Bryce Booker brought the dogs they’re fostering for us , Cindy Shaw brought the dogs Debbie Young is caring for, Arlin Arco brought the Winona Animal Shelter dogs we could […]

Update from Hope Animal Sanctuary Part III – On The Road…

by Doll Stanley

(See Part Two from yesterday for introduction to the folks mentioned below!) Early Monday morning we began loading the animals for transport to our adoption partners. Arlin and Mr. Weed, a member of Winona Animal Advocacy Group (WAAG), brought their dogs, Mike came back with the dogs they fostered and helped load and check supplies […]

More Updates from Hope Animal Sanctuary – The Adventure Continues!

by Doll Stanley

We completed our first transport of the new year.  At this moment I can’t recall a more grueling test of my wits, patience, and courage. The day we returned from our Dec. 15th transport, 19 puppies showed up as we were unloading crates, towels, and supplies. No problem, Lisa and Mike Martin said yes to […]

Updates from Hope Animal Sanctuary – PART I

by Doll Stanley

We apologize for the no-news span – there was plenty going on here in Mississippi. A quick recap does little justice to the events of the past 6 weeks, but I’ll fill you in a bit and then get into this week’s news. So much has happened. Horses Eric and Roscoe were adopted into a […]

70 Dogs & A Cat Given Hope For The Holidays!

by Doll Stanley

It’s so exciting to share the news of the transport finale. Seventy dogs and a cat arrived at our friends at Every Creature Counts in Ft. Lupton, Colo. Over the past year, ECC received nearly a thousand animals from us. Wow! A thousand animals who didn’t die on roads, in the woods, in dismal backyards, in shelters. I’d […]