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Stop Mass Dog Killings in Quetta

by Melissa Flower

  There are millions of stray dogs roaming the streets of the world. While many enjoy freedom and the care of humans, others struggle to survive and are often the target of extreme cruelty. Such is the case with the murderous “culls” happening currently in Quetta, a city in Pakistan. Here, there is regular conflict […]

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Fundraising Your Way!

by Bob Price

Fundraising Your Way! With the launch of In Defense of Animals new crowd funding site “Sanctuary Superstars,” you can go from IDA supporter to IDA fundraiser with just a few clicks. We give you all the tools necessary to fundraise for our rescue shelter, Hope Animals Sanctuary; all while hosting events, celebrating occasions, or just […]

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Don’t Just Be a Star… Be a Sanctuary Superstar!

by Bob Price

Don’t Just Be a Star… Be a Sanctuary Superstar! “How can I help?” is a question we get asked a lot, and the answer has never been as easy or as fun to answer as right now. We have been busy working behind the scenes to build Sanctuary Superstars, a brand new tool to put […]

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Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice

by Fleur Dawes

  That’s what puppy girls are made of! Sugar’s mom, a Lhasa mix, was literally dumped outside the IDA India Center front gate with her babies. Sugar, her mother, and her siblings were given lots of loving care while awaiting new homes. Now Sugar has been adopted by a lovely couple from Borivili in Mumbai. She is the second […]

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Animal Allies Unite for Just Laws

by Sharon Stone

  In Defense of Animals’ Justice for Animals Campaign based in Winona, Mississippi  and the Bolivar County Humane Society (BCHS) based in Cleveland, Mississippi have once again joined forces in their respective missions to protect animals from the cruel neglect and physical violence that humans too often subject them to. The BCHS hosted the coalition’s […]

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Zoologist Moves to Morocco and Goes to the Dogs

by Haley Anderson

  Animals in Morocco face many threats, many from humans. One man, however, has decided to intervene. Zoologist Karl Scarr, along with his wife, Sally, couldn’t stand idly by while so many animals were being mistreated. Opening an animal sanctuary, Scarr prioritized the many dogs in need above his own comfort by building the dogs’ […]

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Stop India’s Stray Dogs From Becoming Dog Meat

by Melissa Flower

  A state in southern India has proposed to tackle its large stray dog population by killing thousands of them and then profiting by selling their flesh for human consumption in China and South Korea. Edakkttuvayal Gram Panchayat President K R Jayakumar introduced the proposal in Kerala, saying, “In my proposal to counter the menace […]

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Tire Pups Rescued and Rehomed

by Debbie Clark

  See Solomon Now! Yet Another “Tire Pup” Rescued and Rehomed Solomon was born in a tractor tire (more common than you’d expect in Mississippi!) and spent the first few weeks of his life there. The tire was littered inside and around with broken beer bottles and other trash, but Solomon’s mom was in desperate […]

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I Need Help With 16 Puppies

by Doll Stanley

  “I need help! There are 16 puppies here!” One Wednesday last month, Sharon Stone, In Defense of Animals Operations Manager at Hope Animal Sanctuary, received a call for help.  Not one, but two dogs had given birth to puppies at the caller’s house, with a grand total of 16 puppies born, and getting big […]