SPCA International Blog

SPCA International and SOS Galgos are proud to announce that ground has been broken on a humane education center in Esplugues, Spain, dedicated to the plight of Spanish Greyhounds. This center is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. SOS Galgos has been working tirelessly for four years to secure the land, find an appropriate and affordable structure and obtain funding.
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Our OBP: Worldwide team hit the ground sprinting in 2017, with many rescues currently underway all over the world. With the first rescue of 2017 completed, 3 lucky animals have arrived at their forever homes in the United States.
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We first met Victoria in Brazil in August 2016 while working to protect animals ahead of the Olympic Games. The extent of Victoria’s injuries shocked us to our core. She was deliberately burned and left to suffer, along with 13 other dogs. Today, Victoria’s recovery seems miraculous! She has almost fully recovered and her joyful spirit is infectious. Her 13 friends are also receiving veterinary treatment and all the care they need. In just a couple weeks Victoria will leave her old life in…
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As the days start getting shorter and the temperatures start to drop we are pulling out our winter clothes. It’s important to prepare our cats and dogs for the colder weather as well. We’ve compiled some key cold weather tips to protect your pets.
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We asked our staff members what they would be wrapping up for their dogs and cats this holiday season. If you’re looking for some gift ideas for your furry friend check out our staff gift recommendations!
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A blanket or jacket stuffed with live-plucked feathers isn’t cozy. A goose or duck spending its short life being repeatedly plucked before eventually going to slaughter isn’t what you want to wrap yourself up with this winter. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go cold or sacrifice fashion - there are some great cruelty-free down alternatives!
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Cue the confetti and the fanfare; SPCA International sent its 800th Operation Military Pets grant to a military family in need this month. Over the last 3 years SPCA International has been proud to support military families all over the world through this unique and life-saving program.
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Oana and Alexandra, mother and daughter, run an animal shelter in Romania along with their family members and a few volunteers. They are no strangers to the realities of life for a stray dog in their country. They have committed their entire lives and a majority of their resources to saving animals.
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Many people have followed the news out of Montreal recently, where the city council ruled to pass “Breed Specific Legislation” or “BSL”. The guidelines of the law are so vague they extend to any type of dogs with “pit-bull” like characteristics. Visual breed recognition is entirely subjective and notoriously unreliable. Family dogs with no history of aggression or behavioral problems are subject to a host of new restrictions.
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Floquinho is one of the dogs we featured for adoption during the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Thanks to a big-hearted Olympic gold medalist Flo (for short) is living the good life in the beautiful mountains of Utah.
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