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39 Days of Rescue – Denise

by Bob Price

  I’m Denise! My story starts with when I was living outdoors near a convenience store off of the dangerous and busy interstate. I was skinny and malnourished. A very sweet woman from In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary stopped one day to get some gas and I ran up to see if she […]

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39 Days of Rescue – Lolita

by Bob Price

  I’m Lolita! Hi! I’m Lolita, an orca kidnapped from my wild family in 1970. I’m held at the Miami Seaquarium in a tiny concrete tank, mostly alone. There’s a huge platform in the middle of my tank, making my living space even smaller. But, thanks to awareness-raising efforts by In Defense of Animals and […]

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39 Days of Rescue – Shadow

by Bob Price

I’m Shadow! My name is Shadow, and I am about 10 years old, and I am slowly going blind. Because of this, my previous guardians decided that they just didn’t want me anymore. It was heartbreaking! Luckily for me, the staff at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary took me in and set me […]

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39 Days of Rescue – Gypsy

by Bob Price

  I’m Gypsy! I am only about 1 1/2 years old, and despite being very young, I have an old injury to my leg that causes me to walk with a limp. The people responsible for me didn’t want me anymore and didn’t want to take me to the vet either. Because of my disability […]

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We Need Your Help Today to Pass the SAFE Act

by Bob Price

Forty five years ago, our nation’s legislature signed into public law the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which states that, “…wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, harassment, and death.” But half a century later, under cover of a presidential election year, horses and burros are being plucked […]

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Help the Slaughterhouse 5 Plus 2!

by Bob Price

  In late June, five dogs boarded an airplane in South Korea, and headed to their safety in the United States. Barbara, Billy, Paul, Valencia, and Kurt were met at the Atlanta airport by In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary staff and driven the five hours to our sanctuary in Mississippi. A month later, […]

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Annual Bike Ride Kicks Off Summer Fundraising Events for Animals!

by Bob Price

  When faced with so many problems and horrors of animal cruelty, we often ask ourselves, “What can I do to help?” Fortunately; the answer is easy – fundraise. Fundraising for animals is an effective, easy, and fun way to make a positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected animals around the world. […]

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Pedal Power for Pigs and Pups

by Bob Price

  Last year, animal rights activist, teacher, poet and all around great guy, Mark “Mack” Freeman pedaled his touring bike nearly 400 miles from St Louis, Missouri to In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi.  Mack spread awareness of the plight of animals suffering in factory farms and raised crucial funds to […]

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Free to Good Home is a Red Flag!

by Bob Price

  Whenever we see the advertisement of  “free to good home” it immediately sets off alarm bells. Many times these animals offered as “free to good home” by well meaning but naïve people will find themselves in situations both dire and cruel. Unethical and abusive animal testing labs have been known to round up as […]

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Another Life Saved by IDA!

by Bob Price

  When we received a call about a tiny puppy caught in a roadside culvert, the rescue team at In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary sprang into action. It did not matter that it was late at night or that it was many miles away. When the call came, it was answered. Today, that […]