SPCA International Blog

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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In August the SPCAI team was on location in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, promoting adoptions and working to protect animals displaced by the Olympic Games sites. This is where we met Victoria, an incredibly sweet dog who had endured unspeakable cruelty. After being starved and burned, Victoria and 13 other dogs...
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Get out the tissues - this video brings on happy tears. A dog’s difficult and dangerous journey from Aleppo, Syria, to Montreal, Quebec culminated in a heartwarming reunion at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport last week.
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On Sunday, August 21st when most of the U.S. media was still focused on the transgressions of a U.S. Olympic swimmer, another U.S. Olympian met up with SPCA International partners in Rio de Janeiro to tour the local public animal shelter and raise awareness about the hundreds of dogs and cats there who are longing for a better life.
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