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Addie McBane, a third-year veterinary student with the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Surgery Program, assists with spaying and neutering dogs in the school’s mobile lab at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Duck Hill.

Staff Writer

   Hope Animal Sanctuary needs money to feed and house animals that have been abandoned and abused.
   The animal rescue in Duck Hill is bursting at the seams with critters of all kinds, and the director says she needs dollars to keep the operation afloat.
   “We’re in the red right now,” said Doll Stanley, who opened the rescue 20 years ago. “Good-hearted people, with great intentions, think they can donate food and supplies, but they don’t realize the special needs we have here.”
   Stanley lives on the premises. She answers calls at all hours to retrieve animals in dire situations.
   “Money is the hardest thing to ask for, but that’s what we really need,” said Stanley.
   Stanley and four girls, along with a maintenance man, are trying to take care of some 200 dogs, 40 cats, 13 horses, six pigs and a donkey. The population fluctuates.
   Food for the dogs  alone costs $120 a day, Stanley said. The horses consume eight bails of hay each day.

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