SPCA International Blog

Summer is always a fun time of the year - the beaches are open, the sun is out, there are so many outdoor activates that you and your animal companions can do! When planning a day trip or vacation it is always important to keep your pet’s safety in mind. Check out these summer activities and how to make sure your pet has fun too!
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Marc Du Lac, a USAF veteran and aircraft weapons maintenance instructor, was sent on a one year contract in Iraq. One year away from his family, friends, and beloved pets. During his time in Iraq he formed an unbreakable bond with a puppy he lovingly named Rooster. Thanks to help from SPCA International, Rooster was rescued and made the long journey from Iraq to Mark’s home in Florida. In this blog post, Mark lovingly tells the story of how they met, their time in Iraq and how Rooster is doing…
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PAWS-Patas helps roughly 400 animals annually, providing essential medical care and finding permanent homes locally and internationally. In addition to the care, PAWS-Patas brings to animals they also increase public awareness of animal welfare issues through humane education programs. Learn more about this recent Shelter Support Fund recipient.
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Our partners at the Tanzania Animal Welfare Society (TAWESO) in Africa work tirelessly to improve the lives of working donkeys across the country. With a high demand for donkey skin and meat in China, slaughterhouses (also known as abattoirs) have begun opening up all over Tanzania, cruelly treating and slaughtering donkeys for profit. With true determination and courage, TAWESO stood up to fight this horrible practice. Their efforts culminated in the imminent closure of slaughterhouses and now…
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Late last month, our team in Iraq urgently picked up Laurel from a U.S. Naval Base. Laurel’s eye was severely injured, but that never stopped him from wagging his tail. Laurel exemplified will, determination, trust and unconditional love. With heavy hearts we must report that Laurel has passed away due to a serious disease.
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SPCAI's 2017-2018 Rescue Calendar has gone to print! It features rescue stories and photos from our programs and adorable photos of animals saved by SPCA International's work.
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Like human victims of war and disaster, animals also suffer during times of crisis. Abandoned when their families flee from bombings and gunfire, animals are left to fend for themselves. In countries so greatly impacted by war, food, and medical are almost non-existent for these forgotten animals. SPCA International is charged with helping these animal victims, to ensure their safety and care is not overlooked.
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In 2015 Venezuela’s economic crisis began, as inflation rates have risen above 700% people are finding it almost impossible to provide for their families and pets. Red de Apoyo Canino, amidst this financial crisis, continues to bring essential medical care, education, and support to Venezuela’s impoverished citizens.
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This darling cat took a U.S. military base in Egypt by storm with Killer looks, Killer licks, and Killer cuteness. OMG - we can't get over this guy! Killer was rescued by the SPCAI team last week. Now he is safe and sound in his new St. Paul, Minnesota, home awaiting Corporal Nicolas’s return from deployment with the Army National Guard. Their relationship is captured in a series of Killer-cute photos and stories Corporal Nicolas shared with us.
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As most of our readers will remember, Spirit, a shepherd mix found in Romania, suffered unspeakable cruelty at the hands of an unknown assailant. Today, Spirit is a different dog. She has recovered by leaps and bounds from her injuries. In this article you can see a video of her playing which demonstrates just how much her life has changed.
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