New Facility Plans Unveiled for Abused Animals

New Facility Plans Unveiled for Abused Animals

CONTACT: Sharon Stone,, 662 466 0906, or Debbie Clark 662 392 8939


Grenada, Miss. (March 28, 2017) – In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary is kicking off construction of brand new facilities for Mississippi’s abused animals with a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Hope Animal Sanctuary, 52 County Road 241. Grenada, MS 38901 (please call for directions, do not use GPS). Sanctuary Director Debbie Clark, Operations Manager Sharon Stone and David Clark Construction Company will be joined by several canine residents to break ground to begin work on the major facelift.

Facilities at Hope Animal Sanctuary are now showing their age after 25 years of taking in thousands of castoff animals. Since 1993, In Defense of Animals’ Hope Animal Sanctuary has rescued, provided refuge, and fought for justice for abused animals in rural Mississippi. Dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, pigs, horses, and even chickens have all come to Hope Animal Sanctuary either beaten, blinded, burned, sick, starved, or simply forgotten.

Plans for the sanctuary reveal a new operations center, a brand new cattery, and 20 “dog homes” that will house dogs and puppies. The cozy, brightly colored community dog homes will comfortably accommodate four rescued dogs, allowing each of them to live in a home-like setting while they wait for their loving new family. Specially designed to be warm in winter and cool in summer, each home will be nestled around a cul de sac and scenic walking path, complete with a covered porch perfect for afternoon napping. Each will also have a soft grassy dog run, for the play these friends have been deprived of for so long.

Renovation plans have been given the seal of approval by veterinarians at Mississippi State Veterinary College, an animal sanctuary architect, and other dedicated professionals.

Grenada is a region devoid of animal shelters and other vital animal control services, making the ongoing work of Hope Animal Sanctuary beyond critical in providing hope for animals continuing to suffer in America’s Deep South. The Sanctuary must raise $600,000 to construct the new buildings that will allow the charity to continue to rescue and give shelter to homeless and abused animals.

Hope Animal Sanctuary receives no government funding, so community residents and businesses are encouraged to support this vital community service by dedicating a pathway brick, bench, lamp post, or building, which can be inscribed to recognize the donor.

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