More Hope for the Animals in Mississippi…

November 11th, 2010 by Doll Stanley

Every transport is a challenge. The logistics of an operation that brings together so many people and animals from so many different locations could give UPS a run for their money, and our most recent transport was no different.

Hope Animal Sanctuary Director Doll Stanley and volunteer Lisa Martin departed the sanctuary this past Sunday afternoon and proceeded to pick up animals from all over northern Mississippi. In addition to the animals on this transport from Hope Animal Sanctuary and the Winona, Mississippi city shelter, animals were pulled from shelters and individual rescuers from Carthage, Clarksdale, Cleveland and Indianola. The final tally of animals on this transport was a mind-blowing 85 dogs and 11 cats. By far our biggest and most ambitious transport to date.

Everything went smoothly, including the unexpected roadside rescue of a dog found wandering alongside a busy highway in north Mississippi. Delta Dawn, as she’s now named, joined the transport and was welcomed with open arms by the good folks at Every Creature Counts. Many of the animals from this transport will be adopted this weekend at a adoption events held in and around the Denver area.

We’re so grateful to our rescue partners, Every Creature Counts, for their continued support in helping us find homes for dogs and cats who otherwise would have no hope of finding a good home. We want to thank Dr. Phil Bushby and his team from Mississippi State University’s vet program who spayed/neutered most of the animals on this transport. Finally, thanks to HAS volunteers Debbie Young and Sherri Norquist for hours of data entry work that made this transport go so smoothly.

20 Responses to “More Hope for the Animals in Mississippi…”

  1. April 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm, endyluo2026 said:

    This video is good…..

  2. November 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm, Angel said:


  3. November 16, 2010 at 9:25 am, Bonnie said:

    There is a special place in heaven reserved for people like this. What an amazing thing to save these precious lives! God bless all of you!

  4. November 14, 2010 at 2:00 am, Cornelia Hanning said:

    Thanks for all that you do, now ans always. Brownie points to you all in heaven.

  5. November 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm, Barbara Wessel said:

    What a wonderful job you all did. Looks like a future for all these fortunate animals-Thanks to all of you-

  6. November 13, 2010 at 10:33 am, Cindy Wines said:

    Dear Doll:
    Thanks so much for giving these animals a 2nd chance at life. If you are interested in finding out a way to have residual income coming in for your non profit, my company Melaleuca, Inc. has a non profit division which gives 5% back to your non profit after your patrons do their shopping at our headquarters in Idaho Falls or Knoxville. I have been with them for 28 years and it helps if you have an extra $500 a month or more coming in. WE also have non toxic cleaning, laundry and pet care products. I can send you some free products, if you are interested.
    Cindy Wines
    Animal Lover and Defender

  7. November 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm, s sureck said:

    I could cry. I’m so happy and thankful for this mercy & compassion that is being shown to our family pets. My God! What would we do without generous people like this willing to open their hearts and homes to these little creatures; they give as much love as they get! Special prayers for those in MISSISSIPPI for their love & caring. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Godspeed & God Bless!

  8. November 12, 2010 at 8:34 am, BJR36JRG said:

    Doll Stanley, her group of rescuers and IDA never cease to amaze me. Without the efforts of Hope Sanctuary, Mississippi would be just another 3rd world country for needy animals. Their efforts for these animals are so greatly appreciated. Everything is always so well orchestrated for the benefit of the animals and thanks to these rescuers, animals have a second chance and don’t just become statistics. How can we say thank you enough?

  9. November 12, 2010 at 4:51 am, DKH said:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help in your efforts!

  10. November 12, 2010 at 2:19 am, Julieta Pamplona said:

    I love animals, they are my best friends. Thank you for your work. God bless you.

  11. November 12, 2010 at 2:12 am, Deanne Sorola said:

    Thank the Lord for you guys. Thank you for that monumental job.

  12. November 12, 2010 at 1:11 am, JO HILLIARD said:



  13. November 12, 2010 at 1:02 am, astrid bogaerts said:

    I want no world without animals. They make this world so beautiful and deserve our admiration, love and respect. Congratulations on your wonderful work

  14. November 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm, Betty J. said:

    You are certainly angels for all the work you do to find these animals homes. Las Vegas could use someone like you who could transport some of our homeless, abandoned animals as well as those on death row at the County Shelter (Lied Foundation) the only kill shelter here. Our Shelters are packed with animals, mostly because of the economy. Our shelters, including the ASPCA are so full they can’t accept any more animals. We have bunnies, birds, pigs, but mostly dogs and cats. I wish we could find some one like your group to help. I work as an independent volunteer to send out e-mails about dogs and cats needing rescue from the Kill shelter, dogs and cats that have be found as strays and not claimed, animals that need medical care and donations to see that they receive it and try to connect people with available animals. We make sure that each animal has its shots and is healthy. We also try to find foster homes for animals that just need a place to live with loving care for awhile.
    Las Vegas is overwhelmed with animals. I pray everyday that we could find a way to save more of them. God Bless You!

  15. November 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm, trish said:

    What a beautiful story. Please continue the great work that you do. And we must educate people down south in abandoning these innocent souls.

  16. November 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm, Sissy Alderson said:

    Doll and Sherri, I cannot thank you enough for all that you two do! You encourage, you answer questions, you both always go the extra mile….both of you are inspirations! It is such a blessing working with you both in saving these helpless ones. God Bless You!

  17. November 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm, beverly said:


  18. November 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm, LAtyonya said:

    Just want to say THANK U ALL….and I know if those animals could talk they would say THANK U TOO…………this was beautiful……tears tears of joy…

  19. November 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm, lili said:

    bravo pour tout ce que vous faites de ces animaux en detresse .grace a vous et a votre equipe ces animaux la ont la chance de survivre et aussi de se faire me rend heureuse de savoir et de voir que ces animaux auront la joie de vicvrent a nouveau.une chance que sa existe du monde comme vous qui aiment les animaux tout comme moi.ils ont besoin de l amour et un foyer confortable .merci a vous de sauver ces animaux pour une vie meilleure.bisous a tout ces animaux.bonne chance pour leur adoption.

  20. November 11, 2010 at 3:19 pm, Steph said:

    you are my heroes!