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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: Advancing the safety and well-being of animals.

Results: Shelter Grant Program: We’ve helped hundreds of Animal Shelters since 2007! Operation Baghdad Pups: We’ve helped over 600 U.S. Soldiers’ Animals since 2008! Educational Programs: We’ve reached hundreds of thousands of people and animals worldwide! Spay and Neuter: We’ve sterilized thousands of animals and distributed millions of dollars in veterinary supply aid since 2009! Operation Military Pets: We've helped over 500 Military Families since 2013!

Target demographics: Animals in Need

Direct beneficiaries per year: Tens of thousands of animals

Geographic areas served: The United States and Worldwide

Programs: Shelter Support, Operation Baghdad Pups, Operation Military Pets, Spay and Neuter, and Education Initiatives.

Community Stories

164 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words cannot express how truly grateful we are for SPCA. To think a permanent change of station is stressful, nothing comes close to the stress of shipping our fur baby from the east coast to Guam! Lots of sleepless nights and tears from the thought of rehoming her. Aside from all the hurdles we had to jump through, we really took a financial hit with the price tag to ship our husky. SPCA gave us a boost with our finances and confidence that our whole family WILL stay together. The grant was just enough to help us get by and without it, we would have had to rehome our baby of 6 years. From the very bottom of our hearts, thank you thank you thank you. We will forever be grateful for such an incredible organization.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family gratefully received a grant from SPCA International when we moved from England back to the USA. This helped get our furry family member, Cooper home to be with us! The application process was very straight forward, and communication with SPCA International was amazing. We are so thankful for this grant, and I know Cooper is too!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

While deployed overseas I had another Soldier find me and tell me he could hear a puppy crying somewhere back in a hole. While searching the factory I found a wet, dirty, frightened puppy at the bottom of an elevator shaft, crying loudly. I climbed down and got him out, and didn’t really think about the gravity of what I was getting into. I grew attached very quickly, and we kept her hidden while we figured out what to do with her (she was at risk of not surviving if she was discovered).

I contacted Operation Baghdad Pup and they quickly jumped into action to get her out to safety. It was a long journey and many countries and months later, my sweet girl is now home with her new family in America, enjoying tons of play with her sister.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They all go above and beyond and stick to their mission statement. They accomplished what I did not think was possible. Seeing Kelby today and how happy and healthy she is is truly remarkable and I have SPCAI to thank for that. She understands just how good she has it now compared to where she came from and shows her gratitude with the love she provides. The SPCAI was helpful, professional, and efficient throughout the whole process and they truly care about what they are doing. I can not thank them enough for having such an impact on my life, and of course Kelby's life.

Victoria Renee P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am greatful for the help of the SPCA for assisting me with a grant to helo my oets relocate to South Korea. My family is happy that we are all together! I would never want to leave my pets behind they mean everything to me. I am glad that there are organizations such as ASPCA that help out Service Members. Thank you again!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA was amazing to work with! My husband and I are both active duty military and we were living overseas in Guam. It was extremely expensive shipping our black Labrador back to the U.S. with us and they assisted greatly. We are forever grateful for them helping keep our family together!
Thank you so much!

Review from Guidestar

Kyle W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

When a military member is moving, there are all sorts of entitlements and payments to ease the burden on them and their human family, however their pets are left out. In my PCS to Guam it was incredibly difficult to figure out how to get my pets there, at the same time as arrange travel for myself and my very pregnant wife. Additionally the price was incredibly high. The peace of mind that SPCA International gave us by helping answer the question of how are we going to pay for our furry family members to join us, was incredible. Additionally they made the application process easy and were ready to answer questions when we needed. Thank you so much.

Review from Guidestar

Brian J.2

Client Served

Rating: 4

I was deployed to Syria, and OBP was able to help me get the puppy I bonded with home. They were more than flexible in helping six others and myself get them out of Syria and on their journey home. Odin just arrived back in NY with my parents before I get back, and I can't stop looking at the smile on his face!

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA International is hands-down the most wonderful, compassionate, and efficient organization I have ever had the privilege of using! I found a very malnourished young kitten on my deployment overseas. As soon as he was nursed back to health, I began researching how to get him to the United States after my deployment ended. SPCA International had glowing reviews and was even recommended to be my a few other Service Members. I was put in touch with Lori (the program manager) who could not have been kinder or more helpful! She made the transfer of my buddy back home so easy for both the cat and myself! It was entirely stress free thanks to her, her staff, and CANVET (Doha, Qatar). Everyone handled my cat (and my concerns!) with such kindness and ease. My cat (Amir) arrived safely to the US in perfect heath, clean as a whistle, and HAPPY! After two months of being apart and three long days of travel, he was purring the second I was able to pick him up. Talk about taken care of!! Two other service members I deployed with have dogs en route at this time, and all I have heard from them is how great this organization has been to them already! I'm certain they'll concur with my thoughts (and share their own too!).

SPCA International, Lori, every other wonderful member of this organization... you have far exceeded all of my expectations and will always have a special place in my heart for all that you do!! THANK YOU!

Love, Jess and Amir

Sherina B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PSCEd to Italy and I have been more than happy that SPCA was able to help me out. Especially after spending over $3500 for both my cat and dog to go with me. Thank you so much!!!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing! We are so thankful! We could not have gotten our cats from Okinawa to America without them!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I feel in love with an amazing puppy my last deployment and this organization made it easy to get her home. They let me know how she was doing through the process and even though it tool a little longer than I expected she arrived home safe and sound. These are great people who do great things.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization, providing support to military fur babies not provided for by the job! They are busy but understanding and due to the extremely high cost of shipping animals are a lifesaver, preventing animals from being left behind or having to go to another family, I couldn't be more pleased with their professionalism and their support!

Review from Guidestar

Melanie Florence S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA international is a great organization! They assisted my family with travel expenses for our pets from Okinawa, Japan to California. It was a lengthy process due to the amount of requests they had however they remained in contact with me through the entire process. Thank you!

Review from Guidestar

Edwin R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I needed help moving my pups from Maryland to Hawaii and new it would cost a fortune. It did! However SCPA helped this active duty Soldier with a grant that arrived on Christmas Eve when I needed it, what a blessing!

Review from Guidestar

Steve D.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I are extremely thankful that SPCA helped us. Pcsing is extremely stressful and expensive and for them to support military in such a hard time is amazing. Thank you so much for helping us keep our family together.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing. These people helped me get my little family member overseas with me. We are truly blessed to have such a amazing foundation. Thank you!

Review from Guidestar

Melissa Flaharty C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you is not enough. We cannot express the gratitude we have for the SPCA for their assistance in getting our dogs, Parker and Lacey, back to the mainland. Moving is tough, moving every 3-4 years even tougher. Dealing with sudden airline regulation changes (leaving some to abandon their dogs in a country far from home) and increased airlines cost all before moving 8000+ miles away can be overwhelming. But with the assistance and support of organizations such as the SPAC, that burden is significantly lightened and are family is complete! I don’t know where we would be without the SPCA. Thank you again for the bottom of our hearts!

Review from Guidestar

Stephanie R. F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were able to provide financial assistance in shipping my 2 Akitas back to the States from England as part of my military assignment. My dogs are a part of our family, and moving them put quite a financial burden on me. As a single mom with a special needs child, every penny counts. I’m so happy they were able to assist in keeping everyone together.

Review from Guidestar

Jenny G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The SPCA was a huge help in getting our big dogs to Guam! We were stationed in Missouri and got orders to move to Guam in May of 2018. What we didn't know at the time was that United Airlines was changing their pet policy for flying animals overseas. We accepted the assignment and got ready for our move. About a month later the policy for United banned large breed dogs over 100lbs (including kennel) to fly to Guam. Our only other option was to ship them cargo through Korean Air. Because of the size of our pups, 75lbs and 120lbs. the cost for their flight one way was $12,000. No that is not an exaggeration, it cost us $12,000 to bring our pets to Guam with no help at all from the military for moving them. We were lucky to receive the SPCA grant! Thank you so much for the help in cost of getting our family to Guam!

Review from Guidestar