Sweet Surrender

by Doll Stanley

There is never a moment’s rest when animals are desperately depending on you, and so many depend on us at IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary in rural Mississippi. On Friday, Sept. 21st, Carroll County Deputy Scott Beck accompanied me to a residence just a few miles around the hill from HAS. We had received a report that […]


A Promise Fulfilled to 89 Dogs

by Doll Stanley

The IDA-Hope Animal Sanctuary transport team has returned from another amazing and life-saving journey to our friends at Every Creature Counts, in Colorado. This trip fulfilled the promise we had made to 89 puppy, juvenile, and adult dogs.  This weekend they were taken to the regional PetSmart stores by ECC to meet prospective guardians ready […]


So Hard to Say Goodbye

by Doll Stanley

IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary has been rescuing animals in need for 20 years. In that time we’ve helped thousands of animals. Most of these animals are with us for a short time before being re-homed, but some become beloved longtime residents. I’d like to share the stories of two of these longtime friends that have […]


Justice Served

by Doll Stanley

On May 10, 2012 , Hope Animal Sanctuary (IDA-HAS) received an urgent report that three starving dogs were tethered at the residence of Shana Sutton and Lavelle Mays. Montgomery County Deputy, Jodi Windham, accompanied me to the residence and confirmed and documented the extreme starvation of the dogs.  A seizure order for the dogs was […]


Hard Work Pays Off Again

by Doll Stanley

Over the past few months, we at Hope Animal Sanctuary have rescued numerous dogs from neglect, abandonment, hoarding and cruelty. The work of healing, vetting, and gaining the trust of many of these dogs was a day-by-day act of devotion on the part of our staff, fellow rescuers and our foster homes. The work has […]


A Marvel of Achievement

by Doll Stanley

Hope Animal Sanctuary Director Doll Stanley, along with volunteer Lisa Martin and staff member Lainey Mansour, left IDA’s sanctuary in Mississippi on April 23 with 108 dogs and two kittens. This is the larger of two transports scheduled for the next week to Every Creature Counts in Colorado. This transport is mostly small dogs and […]


A Day At Hope Animal Sanctuary

by Doll Stanley

Have you ever been so in the thick of things that the stress and emotions just silence you? You’re not depressed, but your likely maxed out. That’s probably what’s going on here. At Hope Animal Sanctuary our team begins each morning with a bit of time together and with a plan for the day we […]