SPCA International Blog

Last month our team was on the ground with our partners at Spay Panama, visiting their Panama City clinic and helping to spay and neuter 562 animals! Through their invaluable work, countless dogs and cats are receiving the medical care they need.
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We are proud to announce the winner of the July Dog Treat Recipe contest: Tamara Bragg and her Quick Vegan Peanut Butter Flaxseed Cookies! Tamara says, "Every dog I have ever given these to wants more and more and more! They are a great vegan nutritious snack for all dogs." Click through to get the full recipe!
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SPCAI’s rescue team is constantly working to save animals for U.S. service members deployed worldwide. We recently rescued these 21 dogs for our troops. All of them are now safe in the U.S. with their new military families. As of today, 80 more dogs and cats are waiting for help from our team. This life-saving work is all made possible by donations from SPCAI supporters. (Thank you!)
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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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