SPCA International Blog

This FELV+ cat was adopted last August and we can’t believe how he has beaten the odds! His name is Lipe and we are so glad to see has gained weight and grown a beautiful coat thanks to the love he’s received from his new mom. When we first met him he was scrawny and scared, but would you look at him now!
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Ahead of the Summer Olympics in Brazil last year, we received a report of stray cat colonies being poisoned at a local airport. Luckily, with your help SPCAI was able to intervene – the poisoning stopped and we initiated a trap, neuter and release (TNR) program. The program is an ongoing success and we have a put together a photo gallery of the cats that were saved - all thanks to your generosity.
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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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