Halloween Safety

by Anita Carswell

Protect Your Cats This Halloween! Halloween is this week, and while a fun holiday for many people, it is a dangerous time for animals, especially cats, and most especially for black cats. For most people, Halloween is about decorating, dressing in costume, and attending parties, or going trick-or-treating with kids. However, there is a small […]


The Bushmeat-Ebola Connection

by Marilyn Kroplick, MD

IDA invites you to read this column, “The Bushmeat-Ebola Connection” by IDA President Marilyn Kroplick, MD, with contributions from IDA-Africa Sanctuary Director Sheri Speede, DVM. Imagine a child ill with a fever. What if it’s Ebola? Crying in pain with outstretched arms, she approaches longingly for an embrace, a soothing motherly hug. What is a […]


Dogs Rescued

by Doll Stanley

Tragic Hoarding Case in Tallahatchie On September 30, IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) Operations Manager Sharon Stone received a call from a woman alerting her to an existing hoarding situation where one resident had died and another had been removed from the residence by authorities. Subsequent to that call, she received two more calls reporting […]


Miracle of Animals

by Dr. Joann Marie Donahoe, DVM

The Animalparenting Connection IDA invites you to read this column by guest blogger Dr. Joann Marie Donahoe, DVM, veterinarian, behaviorist, trainer, and author of the downloadable audiobook, “Parenting Your K-9 Angel.” In spite of veterinary medical advances, there still remains an epidemic that does not require advanced technology. The leading cause of death and abandonment […]