SPCA International Blog

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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Forget Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Meet Nelson, Jemma and Prince! Three of the most deserving, adorable and special animals I have come to know over the last few weeks as we worked day and night to save their lives for 2 U.S. Soldiers deployed in Obo, Central African Republic and Uganda.
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We are excited to share these three new photos of Victoria. A few weeks ago we emailed to tell you about Victoria and 13 other dogs who were burned on purpose in an act of unthinkable evil. We received an incredible outpouring of support for Victoria and her 13 friends.
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On July 31 SPCA International’s team will be holding an adoption event in Rio. Location: Praça do ó, Posto 03, Rio, Brazil
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