IDA Offers $3,500 To Catch Louisiana Cat Killers

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Caretakers find nearly two dozen cats shot Ethel, La. (November 20, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever shot a group of nearly two dozen cats, injuring 8 […]

IDA Offers $3,500 In Horse Killing

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A young stallion’s throat was cut and his body illegally dumped San Joaquin County, Calif. (November 8, 2012) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, has offered a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever slit the throat of a young […]


Mission of Mercy

by Eric Phelps

In early May I responded to a plea for help with some feral cats from an apartment complex owner in Southeast Portland. There were a bunch of cats roaming the property, and while they were welcomed guests, he was concerned about the condition of a few of them and that they may be unsterilized.   […]

Hope Animal Sanctuary Saves The Day Again!

by Doll Stanley

On Thursday, November 18, Hope Animal Sanctuary Director Doll Stanley responded to a plea for help from Theresa, a Wyatt, Mississippi resident. Theresa was seeking help for an 86 year old neighbor, John, who had several momma dogs and litters of puppies. John lives in the rusted-out shell of an old school bus and is barely […]

Another Day – Another 70 Animals SAVED!

by Doll Stanley

Just a few days ago Doll and volunteer Debbie McCool (awesome real name) transported 65 dogs and 5 cats from IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary to Every Creature Counts in Ft. Lupton, Colorado. This was our second trip to ECC in as many months. The last transport brought nearly 60 dogs to ECC – all but […]

Katrina’s Patina – Part II of Tragedy and Triumph

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Yesterday I shared with you some of my experiences in New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina rescue.  It will never be easy for me to revisit these memories. Since Hurricane Katrina, I have been translating some of the most painful and searing memories of my New Orleans experience into paintings. While most of these pieces […]

Tragedy and Triumph – Five Years After Katrina

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Every year around this time I receive calls and emails from individuals I worked alongside or families I reunited in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.  Although it has been five years, the bonds that were cemented during our rescue work in New Orleans will last a lifetime. We will never forget the horrors we witnessed […]

Beware “Rescuers” Who Are Really Hoarders

by Doll Stanley

On July 10, 2010, Debbie Young, a friend of IDA-Project Hope, and three volunteers went to a Mississippi residence we had inspected on July 4. Debbie had discovered that one of our fellow rescuers was actually a hoarder. She’d tried the gentle approach to convince the individual that the animals she was keeping were in need of […]