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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

178 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Forever thankful for this nonprofit. They helped us financially to get our three fur babies from Alaska to England then England to Las Vegas. The whole process from start to finish was super easy. We recommend every military member with pets to use them.

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Grace Blazado E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PCS has been so stressful for my family both mentally and financially. With COVID, there were a lot of travel restrictions where we came from, Alaska. Because of that, we got financially tight but we can’t leave our fur baby behind. With SPCA grant, it has given us great relief and big assistance. I can’t thank you enough for your help! Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing customer service and easy to get a hold of. They kept us updated with the process and really helped us out financially. We are so happy that we found this non profit organization as it truly brought our family together

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Erica G.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

It’s hard to put into words how thankful we are to this organisation for helping us financially during our move from England back to the US. The process took a couple months from start to finish but it was simple and they kept us updated on the status of our application the entire way. Moving for work every few years is beyond stressful but the help from them provided much relief. Thank you so much

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Hayley G.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a military member, they made it possible for Kona (our Labrador) to be able to move with us. I don't know what I'd do without them.

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Jaeda E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA International helped me cover some of the cost of shipping my Beagle/Pug mix from Guam to Virginia. From the beginning of the application, to phase 2 and when I was finally approved of funds, the staff at SPCA were extremely polite, kind and understanding of my personal situation. They kept me informed of my status and made me feel important with regards to shipping my dog. I would highly recommend SPCA International to anyone else sending their fur babies across the ocean. Me and my dog are forever grateful for their help.

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Dirk Duncan Tutor G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an active duty servicemember, and hurting financially, since I have to transport my dog from overseas back to United States due to military orders. This organization reviewed my situation and help me cover some of the cost associated with pet transport (not funded by military). They are a lifesaver! Helping military families ease financial burden, and in keeping their furbabies. Thank you SPCA!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm forever grateful for the help and support that we received from SPCA International. My dogs are the world to me and my husbad and thanks to them we were able to bring them home with us!

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Jenn L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

For those of you questioning where to donate your money, I want to take a few moments of my time to say thank you for looking into SPCA International OMP. The organization helped make our adventurous journey a smoother process.

To all that contribute to the donations so this foundation can operate, I appreciate you helping us stay together as a family. Moving off a small island was one of the most difficult things we had to plan for our family. I cannot thank you enough for keeping SPCA operational. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us.
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Mike N Crissy S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing experience. Coming from Guam shipping our dog Cooper was a stressful situation. SPCA International helped ease the stress and cost of shipping outer dog back to the states. We are truly blessed to have found such an amazing program, thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It cost us an arm and a leg to move to Australia from Hawaii while active duty military. One of our largest expenses was moving our car, Saul. We are grateful for the SPCA International East application process, communication, and the grant. Although it was not for the whole cost of the expenses, anything is better than nothing. We recommend them to all our friends and family in the military.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great team! Very professional and very kind!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am working in TQ Iraq as a contractor and this little Kitten and his mother came to outside of the gym where I work. Me and another person fed and gave water to them as much as we could. They were both scared at first but after awhile I got the kitten many to trust me and after that he was like my best friend out here. I got to feed him while I worked nights and the other person worked days and fed hm. So we got him and his mother eating good. The mother never became friendly and one day I passed the mother outside and she gave me a meow and pretty much told me her kitten is in my hands now cause she knew we were good people and were gonna help him. It was not easy getting him off base and always kind of had to keep him a secret before Vector people would snatch him up and maybe dispose of him in a bad way maybe. So me and another person got some Marines to take him off base to meet the SPCA Volunteer but the guy never showed up so mission was a failure that time. The marines brought him back and we got ahold of another driver to meet outside base and this time it went smooth. It took a secret mission twice by Marines and ourself to get him out in time before it was too late. We risked our jobs here to get this guy out and it paid off. The whole time the SPCAI was great with helping it all make it happen. Could not have done it without them. Big thanks to Kurdo Mustafa. Manny became so friendly with me he was like my little side kick and never wanted to leave my side when I fed him. He is a special cat and deserves the best care. I myself have decided to adopt him so I know he will have a good life now. Thanks to the Marines and everyone involved that made it happen. It really was a true rescue mission and story worth telling. He will be apart of my family which I have two cats and one is an Afghanistan rescue as well. So they both have a similar story and can relate. We named him Manny so kind of like the base he was rescued at in Iraq called Camp Manion in TQ Iraq

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are your typical military family that was not accepting orders to move to Germany. We, with that, we had to furry family members that were a must for them to come with us. The cost was almost $3000 to get them to us from Maryland to Germany. SPCA International help with some of that cost, and it was a relief. We did have a couple of bumps in the road trying to finish it up, but they were willing to help with us every step along the way.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
The Jenkins Family

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Baghdad Pups helped a service member friend of mine relocate the kittens he found and made pets of. SPCAI partners with Baghdad Pups (or the pups are a section of them). Either way, the kittens were retrieved, cared for, fostered, shipped out to Europe and then to New York for our retrieving them, with the help of ARC.

They have so many pets to get overseas, so we had a bit of a wait. But now, ten days after their arrival on the West Coast, the kittens, really, half-grown cats, have integrated with our own cats and are gleefully finding things to get into, destroy, laps to purr on, tables to climb on. Feet to pounce.

I am very glad this service exists and is willing to help our service members keep and protect the pets they make overseas. They do a fantastic job.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The organization is wonderful! We sent in an application for assistance to get our dog shipped from the US to Germany. The process was so easy and they were so kind! The money they provided us helped more than you could imagine. With all the moving and traveling costs that accumulated, shipping our dog added so much more to our budget. And their grant helped burden some of those costs. So grateful!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful experience with SPCA International to obtain a grant for our great dane. It cost us just under $6000 to bring her back to the states with us, but with the help of SPCA International, we didn't have to pay so much out of pocket. Thank you all so much for helping get our girl back to the US!

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April D.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SPCA international helped me pay to move my dog to the U.S. from Spain. I’m forever greatful for their help

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The support from SPCA was phenomenal. During a stressful time during return from deployment and immediate move from the Pacific to Europe, they helped support the transition of our pets. Their help smoothed the process and offset the cost of the move. Many thanks!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Im in the Air Force and was stationed in Guam with my family which includes 2 dogs. Guam is not a nice place for dogs. It was time to move to Germany and we needed to ship the dogs but it costs roughly $3000 to ship them and we heard about the SPCA grant for military families. We applied and ended up being approved and the process was so smooth. Our dogs would've faced horrible circumstances in Guam and we'll never forget the generosity of SPCA. It is the only organization that provides support to military pets. Thank you so much for serving the military who is often forgotten about.

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1 Ashley W.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA Operation Military Pets in an amazing nonprofit organization. We moved from South Korea to Texas and the timing of our move was right when United Airlines was put under review. They were the cheapest option to fly with pets but they would no longer fly large breed dogs so we were left with Korean Airlines as our only option and had to pay $5000 to bring our animals home. I applied from r the SPCA grant money and we received $1000 for financial assistance to offset the extreme costs. Our animals are family and it was very important for us to bring them home now matter the cost. We are very grateful to have received the grant money.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I were worried that we weren't going to be able to bring our dog back from our assignment in Spain. Upon learning about the SPCAI grant we went through the process of completing the grant application. They were very helpful during the entire ordeal, and in the end the money we were awarded greatly aided in bringing out fifth family member back to the states.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a military family and received a short notice assignment to Germany. Our family dog of 12 years was unable to fly with us because there was no room on the military rotator Flight. We refused to leave her behind and started looking at shipping her out of pocket. The lowest estimate we received was $1200 and other moving expenses were adding up. I found out about the SPCA program from a friend and applied. The process was easy and the money we received helped tremendously. Thanks to the SPCA we were able to have our dog the same day we arrived in Germany and put extra funds towards obtaining a new home in Germany. Thanks for everything!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA generously provided us with ever-so-needed monetary assistance for our recent move overseas. We found out real quick that moving overseas with two dogs (on top of everything else) was quite burdensome and very costly. The prices for all the various things needed (tickets, vet care, paperwork, kennels, transport, etc.) added up very quickly. The grant that SPCA provided helped offset some of our costs exponentially and helped facilitate a much smoother transition for us. The application process was very smooth and not overly difficult. SPCA members were also very communicative on the status of our application throughout the process. Thank you again SPCA for looking out for us and assisting us through a huge transition for our family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much to the SPCA for giving us a grant to help get our 2 cats to our new home in Okinawa,Japan! When my husbands military orders were delayed, we were no longer able to get our cars on the flight with us due to limited space. We had to use a pet transport company which did a great job, but was very expensive. Without assistance from SPCA, we would have struggled to pay off the bill. Thank you so much for helping us keep our cats with us, and for helping other military families stay together with their pets during difficult overseas moves.

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Wilson L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA's Operation Military Pets provided me a grant to help with the cost of flying my two dogs to Hawaii. I had a last minute PCS due to a family emergency and only 2 weeks to prepare. Thanks to their great organization, I was able to pay for a private Pet shipping company to organize the flight for both my pups to be relocated with me in Hawaii (Daisy is a bulldog mix and no airline would fly her across the country/across the pacific) instead of being boarded with Friends and family until I was able to save the money for all their shots for early release from quarantine, kennels, and transportation fees.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Our family is very grateful for SPCA. Their grant played a big part in our permanent change of station from Okinawa Japan to Camp Pendleton California. With their help our family was able to stay together through our military move. Thank you again SPCA International!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2017 we were informed that our family of 4 plus 2 fur babies would be PCSing to the UK. Nervous and excited we started getting things situated. Little did we know the price and process it takes to get one let alone our two dogs to the UK. (one of the strictest places to take a dog)

Things started to stack up two kennels, chipped, specific Vaccines, customs charges, paying someone to help us, then the plane tickets paying extra for a pet friendly TLF about $4,000 later we arrive in the UK. Our pups are safe and were all here as a family again.

SPCA was amazing the money the helped with made it so we could be together as a family. They helped us with the last little bit we were scrapping to get together they alone took weight off our already heavy shoulders. This nonprofit is a blessing; once were done and back in the states we plan on giving back to this non profit to help other families like ours.

Thank you so much SPCA for keeping helping us keep our family together.

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1 Dave F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA assisted me with a grant, allowing me to move back home from Japan with my 3yr old Labrador. We incurred quite a debt moving back to America, and the help they provided went a long way in helping pay off the transportation and vet fees associated with moving internationally.

Because of them, I was able to have my best friend with me!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is the US Airforce and was slotted to be stationed in Hawaii. Moving to an overseas location with two dogs is a lot harder than one would think it is! Our large dog pictured Adian is 90lbs and our small dog Colbie is 7lbs. We had to get FAVN tests done, airline crates and look at flights to get our furbabies to move with us. We started to look at the cost of flights for our dogs, the best way to describe it is "sticker shock" feeling! We decided to drive to California (from Louisiana) with our two dogs to make it easier for them, and a little lower cost for pet flights. We applied to SPCA operation military pets in hopes for help in transporting our large dog to Hawaii to help lower the cost. We shared about us and how much our dogs mean to us, we don't have kids these are our "kids". The SPCA operation military pets granted us the monetary help in transporting our dog to Hawaii. They have been in contact to us to know how he has been adjusting etc. We are so thankful and highly recommend SPCA operation military pets for other military families in need. We plan to give back to the community by volunteering with our local SPCA here in Hawaii and also helping with the local humane society.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I simply cannot express how grateful I am for everything the spcai and puppy rescue mission have done in order to bring Sheriff to the U.S. Serving as a Special Forces soldier in the Middle East precluded me from having the ability to keepmand house sheriff with me as we were constantly performing various missions at different locations. However, the amazing people at the Local shelter were kind enough to provide housing and food and allow me to visit sheriff as often as I was able. When it came time to transporting him to the states in order to live with me the organizations were simply amazing and handled all the logistical and financial aspects and for that I will be forever grateful. I have never seen or come across an organization as amazing and generous when it comes to dealing with homeless dogs and I will be forever grateful. I would like to assist and participate in future endeavors with the spcai and puppy rescue mission in order to ensure service members continue to receive the same food fortune and amazing treatment.

Donald M.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is extremely wonderful the people who runs the program actually care for the animals and do everything possible to see this through fairly simple process to apply as well

Laura J. S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Moving our animals (2 dogs, 3 cats, and a guinea pig) with us from Alaska to Texas was very expensive. While it took a while, the help that we received for our dogs was greatly appreciated and needed. I appreciate all of the help we got and the communication that we recieved throughout the process.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our move with our fur baby was made a little easier thanks to the grant from the spca. Our dog is our son's best friend. This grant gave us the ability to ship him back stateside without financial worry.

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Cheyenne D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best program ever! Many don't know the cost military families must take on when they are relocated. We have a German shepherd that we love dearly..unfortunately the military doesn't recognize her as part of the family. Therefore, the cost the move her with us to Germany was up to us. After receiving several quotes we were finally quoted right under 2,000 to ship her. We had no savings, and had no idea what to do. I finally came across the SPCA military program. After going over my application I was promptly informed that I was approved for funding. They were able to help us with $500 of the cost, which really helped us alot! Our beautiful Chloe is now in Germany with us...we couldn't be happier!

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Aaron R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA International’s military pets program made a HUGE difference! The exorbitant expense of moving our 1 dog and 2 cats to and back from England would have been significantly harder had it not been for their financial support. Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA International is a partner with Clean Futures Fund on the Dogs of Chernobyl program. We can't say enough about the support we have received from SPCAI. Thank you for everything!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is very expensive to ship animals overseas and your organization is doing amazing work to take some of that financial stress off service members and their families. We genuinely appreciate everything you are doing and I know our Luna girl (dog) is thankful to be in Germany enjoying the many hikes and nature walks. Thank you for everything you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was a soldier in Iraq my patrol happened upon a puppy. Dogs are not treated very well in this part of the world. So we dismounted I grabbed the puppy and we continued on with the mission. The puppy grew through the 3 months while I had him and we grew together. There was almost never a time when we were apart we shared meals and he loved to follow me everywhere. My squad and I named this cute little puppy Hero. I couldn't let Hero live the way dogs here live Hot, hungry and scared of humans. So I went on the internet searching for anyone that could help me get Hero back home. That's when I found SPCA International's program Operation Baghdad Pups. There was a quick application process and then a nervous wait for a response. That's when I met the director of the program and the woman that made it all happen for Hero and I. Every interaction I had with the staff was excellent. They were all kind, energetic and knowledgeable. I am so grateful to Everyone at SPCA International that made it possible for Hero to move and now live in America. Thank you.

1 Brendon R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family recently moved to the UK for the military and the SPCA made it possible for us to bring our dog. They made the whole process getting the grant extremely easy and showed they are a top notch organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an awesome and honest organization. My PCS fro Cali to Okinawa with my (2) boys hurt us financially. There was no way I was leaving my boys! SPCA International helped us as promised. The wife and I are forever grateful and really happy: Thank You for your Caring about people and the love for their pets!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love SPCA!
Helped with bringing our family dog in our military journey around the world.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Relocating can be very difficult especially when relocating overseas. I was stationed in South Korea while my spouse stayed back in North Dakota for a year so relocating while geographically separated was even harder. The Biala family wants to personally thank SPCA International for ensuring that our family is complete at our new duty station Sigonella, Italy!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The people that work for SPCA International are amazing. My husband Jake is deployed right now in the Middle East and he rescued a puppy almost as soon as he arrived over there. He found this newborn puppy starved, abandoned, and near death. This unfortunately is the state of so many dogs and animals over where he is. No one takes ownership of them, and they are left to die. Jake saved this pup, fed him, nursed him back to health, and formed a special bond with him. We learned about SPCA International and Operation Baghdad Pups and were overjoyed to find out that we could get this dog home and give him a new life! The people at SPCA International went to work immediately to make this happen. They picked up our puppy, took him to their established kennel, and started him on the journey of getting home. Their vet vaccinated him and made sure he was healthy and strong enough to travel, and their workers took great care of him. We received photos of him and weekly reports letting us know he was safe and happy. Months passed and finally it was his turn to come into the states!! This past Monday I picked our sweet boy up from the airport! The folks at SPCA International save animals lives, that's for sure. But they also helped our family and so many other families stay connected while a loved one is deployed. We have been looking forward to this for months, and now its so special that our family gets to love on and get to know the pup that Daddy has been with while he's been away from us. We can't wait for our soldier and his dog to be reunited! It has been a joyous and bonding experience. And would never have been possible without SPCA International and Operation Baghdad Pups. A special thank you to Lori and Kurdo for keeping us informed throughout the entire journey and for organizing and seeing through the entire process. They are truly some of Earth's angels. We are sothankful for our new puppy, Major, and so thankful for this experience. Thank you SPCA International and Operation Baghdad Pups! From the bottom of our hearts!!

Sincerely,
Loni Briley