SPCA International Blog

We love to visit our partner organizations around the world. Visiting our partners allows us to see how they are putting our grant funds and veterinary supply aid to use - through spay and neuter clinics, while treating special needs cases or responding to animals in emergency situations. SPCAI Executive Director Meredith Ayan visited our partners in the Dominican Republic recently and was thrilled by their trailblazing work.
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At this very moment the OBP: Worldwide team is working to rescue over 40 dogs and cats befriended by service members deployed in Iraq, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait and Djibouti who all need our help. We are thrilled that so many brave, selfless service members are reaching out to us for help saving their furry friends.
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In the April of 2016 SPCA International learned about Syrian Association for Rescuing Animals while trying to rescue a dog named Fox whose refugee family missed him dearly. Through that first rescue to the construction of a large facility to help them expand SPCA International is honored to assist this amazing organization.
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U.S. military families all over the world are receiving permanent change of station orders which requires uprooting their families from one base to the next. Moving a pet to a new country is no easy task and is often a large financial burden. SPCA International developed Operation Military Pets to help military families in need stay together.
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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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