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Send Elephants from A Worst Zoo to Sanctuary

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

  What You Can Do For Elephants in North America’s #5 Worst Zoo For the last thirty years, Asian elephants Ruth and Emily have been forced to share a tiny exhibit in the cold winter city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Emily outweighs Ruth by 1,200 pounds, and these two do not DO NOT get along. […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Save The Bees!

by Ryan Murphy

  Bees, our small friends who play a vital role in pollinating the flowers that become the fruits and vegetables we all need to survive, are still under attack, and their numbers are so reduced that extinction is a very real threat to their continued existence. Strong evidence shows that widely-used neonicotinoid insecticides harm bees […]

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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 […]

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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 […]