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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

238 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jake O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SPCA helped with more than I can ask getting Diego back with us to the states. Hopefully more people discover this great service. Here is Diego back with us happy in his new home.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

On behalf of Sintang Orangutan Center, we are so grateful and proud to be supported by SPCA International. Orangutan is one of the 5 great apes on earth (including human) with critically endangered status in Indonesia. Loss of their habitat and illegal trade of them as a pet are two major reason for their endangered status. Our small rehabilitation center take care of 34 orangutans, currently undergoing medical and behavioral rehabilitation. We use the grants to provided better healthier food for the orangutans with organic farming program and help us provide Veterinary Supply Aid for the orangutans we are take care. With your help we are able to offer a better life to our orphan baby and other orangutans. Thank you SPCA International!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great cause. Thank you so much. Looking forward to possibly volunteering.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We are an animal welfare organization from Kazakhstan. We were desperate and applied to SPCA International Shelter Support Fund Program! We couldn’t believe when received their email about establishment of partnership and a grant! Thank you SPCAI for helping animals around the Globe! We are looking forward to making this World better together!

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA international provided my husband and I with a generous grant in order to ship our dogs to our new command. We are a military family who applied to their Operation Military Pets program. They were kind, expedient, and generous throughout his whole process and we can’t thank them enough!

Review from Guidestar

Emily B.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for the assistance from SPCA International! Shipping our Saint Bernard, Teddy, from Hawaii was no easy task. This definitely helped us! Thank you!

Review from Guidestar

Mila M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer in Cat Shelter Jessica, Belgrade Serbia. We are cooperating with SPCAI for years now and they have helped us many times. Wonderful cooperation and wonderful and kind people.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The SPCAI granted my animal welfare charity a small grant to be disbursed to local community groups in Nepal for street level feedings during the Covid-19 lock downs and to those community groups that had formed with local Vets and Vet Techs to assist in answering emergency calls and critical cases that the large shelters simply could not respond to due to the enormous uptick in abuse, neglect, abandonment of pets, road accidents, disease and starvation. The grant made an enormous impact in areas where animal welfare is severely lacking and where most street animals simply suffer and die due to neglect. The SPCAI has always been prompt in responding and in helping us in Nepal. They ROCK!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Incredible support during a stressful move with the military after one of our dogs was stuck in Germany. SPCA assisted in the extraordinary costs to get our dog to Singapore. Very thankful for their assistance.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was at my wits end trying to figure out how I was going to pay to have my fur kids shipped from Hawaii to Florida during a pandemic, with limited funds, and one fur baby who is special needs (a lot of medical issues). I was advised by family members to just leave them behind, but I couldn’t. They’re my responsibility, and I’ve had them for 9 and 5 years. In a leap of faith I stumbled across the SPCA grant for assisting military members abroad. I applied, and anxiously waited to hear if we were accepted. I cried when I got the email that we were accepted through phase one, and to continue onto phase two. 2 months after I’ve applied, I just received a cash amount in my PayPal to help pay for my dogs flights over. I can’t thank you enough, this charity allowed my family to stay together, and I’ll never forget you! Mahalo Nui Loa

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA International is amazing! We feel honored to receive their support as we prepare our Sanctuary for the upcoming and future fire seasons in California. Their team genuinely cares and wants to help organizations like ours as we work to save the lives of at-risk animals every day. After the fire season we went through last year, we are feeling more confident heading into this fire season thanks to SPCA International's support. We can't say enough good things about them. We are beyond grateful for their assistance!

Board Member

Rating: 5

We are so grateful to SPCA International for their support of our organization. Their generosity helped support the veterinary care of some of our most in-need animals. Their team was helpful and easy to work with.

SPCA International helps make it possible for organizations like ours to save animals in need. We appreciate the grant they provided us with and look forward to continuing to follow their important work globally.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

You guys are amazing! Thank you so much for helping Asociatia pentru Protectia Animalelor Mariuta, one of the bigest shelters in Romania. Ms Daniela Popovici, owner and founder of the shelter, and rescuer of thousand of abandoned animals send you blessings and many thanks.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing organization. They are the reason many military families are able to stay together with their little loves. With no official support elsewhere, the work they are doing is a vital part of any military families permanent change of duty station. Thank you so much for helping our family in time of need. It means so much to so many of us!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA International does wonderful things for pets worldwide, and for us, they helped ensure our furry family member would be able to make the journey with us to the UK. It is going to cost my wife and I almost $5,000 to get our dog Clyde to the UK for a military assignment, and the military doesn't provide a single cent, or any other support, in that process. From the extensive vet paperwork and immunization requirements, to the pet transport costs (which have skyrocketed due to limited carriers taking pets), to the travel costs getting to an airport that will fly Clyde in a reasonable temperature to the UK, and all the customs and processing requirements on the UK side--it is a painful and costly process. The SPCA provided us a grant to help cover some of the costs, and just the gesture of support at a time when we feel we are going it alone despite being required to move, has been an absolutely blessing. We are grateful for their fabulous communication, their offers of kindness and support, and their willingness to help military members in an already stressful move process to make it just a bit easier and ensure our family stays together. 100% impressed and so very grateful for what they are doing!

Review from Guidestar

Helen S.5

Board Member

Rating: 5

SPCA is a life line to my organization. They have consistently supported me with projects to help animals globally. With their help we have provided not only food, but also medication and vet care to hundreds of abused, neglected and tortured animals in multiple countries. I cannot say enough about this organization and the people that work for them. They are compassionate and truly understand the needs of struggling rescues like mine. Would highly recommend this most amazing and ethical organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We founded Corazones Gatunos Temporary Home with the idea to expand our capacity of rescuing cats. We had been doing so, as foster parents, in our own homes for some years. Corazones opened its doors in October 2019 and, we began our search for help. Since we first opened our doors until today, we have given approximately 480 cats. We have also done some spay and neutering campaigns and operated about 500 cats.
As soon as we wrote to SPCA International, we received a very prompt response. This interest in us was very impressive since they have so much work all over the world!
The support we had received from them is not only financial but also moral. Our cases, worries, vicissitudes and achievements had always been SPCA International as well; that is how they make us feel. Meredith Ayan, Executive Director, is always available to cheer, console and advise us. It is an honour and a huge responsibility to be considered a Shelter Partner.
It means the whole world to us and encourages us to go on and improve in our work every day.
Thank you very much on behalf of Corazones Gatunos / Conciencia de Amor team and all the cats rescued and to be rescued.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SPCA International helped us continue to help the animals. They are always there to assist and support us in making the lives of animals better.

Jennifer K.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

I find it hard to put in to words what the SPCA international means to me because of what they have done for us and our dog Itzy. Through operation Baghdad pups, they admitted her to the SPCA international facility in Erbil once she was old enough to go. She received all of her first vaccines and was monitored by a veterinarian for a few months. After the monitoring period was done, I received the email I had been so eagerly waiting for: she was being flown to NYC where we were able to pick her up two days later. Itsy was very reserved at first, but the moment we introduced her to our two younger daughters, her tail shot straight upright. And that is how it has stayed. She really is a remarkable dog, beautiful, brave, sweet, calm, intelligent, loyal, playful- her life was worth saving. And I cannot thank the SPCA international enough for getting her safely back home to us. You can tell she was well cared for while in their hands by her demeanor (quick to open back up), her beautiful white fur coat, clear eyes/skin, even perfectly trimmed nails! The only sad part is that I can tell Itsy misses some of her litter mates that were rescued at the same time. But we try our best to make up for that by including her in our human family in all possible ways and arranging play dates with my parent’s 4 year old lab. This whole process, simply amazing.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Our rescue in the Dominican Republic was so extremely excited to be working for the first time with SPCA International on a partnership for spaying needy street dogs and cats as well as those owned by poor locals over the last month. Two mobile clinics were performed with the financial support of SPCA International resulting in thousands of fewer unwanted puppies and kittens being born on the island. They made everything seamless and we truly thank them for their support!

Amanda M.24

Client Served

Rating: 5

The SPCAs Operation Military Pets has been a tremendous help. I can’t put into words how grateful I am of their generosity and significant help. Bringing our pets with us overseas was an easy decision to make. We knew it would be expensive, but they were our family. However, while being overseas, he had the blessing of growing our family with two children. As amazing as this was, it made shipping the dogs home much harder. Having two children and the burden of spending thousands of dollars to ship our pets home became a chess game of financial management. The SPCA came through with flying colors with their donation to assist our family. The money received didn’t just help with the pet shipping expense, but it helped with ensuring our son and daughter were not without due to saving for such a big expense. I can’t thank the SPCA enough.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being in the military, you travel the world. While they will cover the costs of your two legged family, your four legged family isn’t. The cost to transport our pets was close to $8,000. On top of that we gotta find houses and purchase 110v appliances....prices add up quickly. Thankfully there are organizations such as this one to help and reduce the costs and stress. Our family will be forever thankful to SPCA International

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SPCA is an exemplary organization for animal welfare. They have been a huge help to our dog rescue organization after we suffered much turmoil last year due to the lockdown. They came to our rescue and gave us an emergency grant when we desperately needed food and medical supplies. They have also gone above and beyond by helping us to finish vital construction work in order for us to help rescue more animals. They have contributed to significantly help us create one of the best animal shelters in China. True angels for animals and communication has always efficient, professional and excellent in every way.

Board Member

Rating: 5

SPCA is a great organization to collaborate and work with. On behalf of everyone at Lucky Animal Protection Shelter (LAPS), especially the animals, we thank SPCA for their compassion and support.

There is a huge problem with stray and feral dogs in KPK province and in Peshawar in particular where LAPS is located.

Rabies is endemic in dogs and every year there are a number of people who die from the bites of rabid dogs. There are also no rescue or emergency services available in the entire city and province for injured and abandoned dogs.

Animal abuse is rampant and the social and cultural environment and attitudes also cause immense cruelty and suffering for these dogs at the hands of local population on the street.
LAPS is the first and only registered dog rescue & animal protection shelter in KPK province.

We needed help to support our mission to curb stray dog overpopulation by spaying, neutering and vaccinating the animals and SPCA was right there to assist us. They are truly a blessing!

1 Nebraska V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA´s grants have been fundamental to continue our work in Venezuela in such challenging times. Their continued support has allowed us to help over 5,000 animals every year and we are extremely grateful for this.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The support that SPCA International has given to our organization has been fundamental to continue helping dogs and cats in some or the poorest areas of Quito, Ecuador. SPCA-I has understood not only economical but social and cultural issues regarding mistreatment and cruelty, therefore, they have supported our work based on education and spay/neuter campaigns.
Every invitation and grand proposal we have sent, has been well received and analyzed by SPCA-I members, they are very serious on their decisions and that is a guarantee about how the funds are going to be used. The process of transferring funds is very transparent and organized.
We are very grateful with SPCA-I and all their support.

HSBVI

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wow! We are very impressed and thankful for SPCA International. They just gave the Humane Society of the BVI (British Virgin Islands) a grant for helping our abandoned and unwanted animals in our shelter with our spaying and neutering program. This is a very important program of our shelter to make sure our islands do not get more unwanted puppies and kittens. They have been super easy to work with and we are very impressed with all they do for organizations worldwide that need help. Thank you so much and wagging tails from our furry friends. http://www.bvihumanesociety.org/

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

On Behalf of Lanta Animal Welfare, we are so proud to be supported by SPCA international. Thanks to them, during the peak of Covid pandemic we were able to continue providing life-saving medical treatment for the growing numbers of sick and injured dogs and cats. SPCA international and its dedicated team go above and beyond to help small charities such as ourselves, achieve their goals. Our partnership has far exceeded our expectations and we are so grateful.

Ruzik G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to say a big THANK YOU to SPCA. With their help, we covered the medical cost for more than 30 animals in Armenia and saved many lives. Also, I would like to add that they shared their knowledge and were open to hearing from our experience.

Best Regards
President of Board/Program Manager
Charity Foundation Faithful Hearts International

Soot Liang W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have heard of Spcai since the big flood in Thailand some 10 years ago. They have helped so many hundredds of dogs whilst they were here. After they left, they were still helping from afar. This organisation really cares from their hearts. Now, I Soot Liang Woo founder of Furget Me Not Thailand has a shelter of 220 dogs, SPcaI helped fund drilling to obtain natural earth water, a roof for shelter and help rehome so many dogs including a beautiful handicapped called Beeps, Thank you so much for caring for the dogs.

Chris F.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA international has helped me, and many other military families, ensure the safe transport of our beloved fur-friends all over the world. Military service is tough, and my dogs have helped me through it. A decade of service, 4 international moves, and the SPCA has been there the whole way! I’m so grateful for the incredible work they do!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

We cannot thank this amazing organization enough! Our Shelter in Osijek, Croatia was really affected by the aftermaths of COVID-19 pandemic and I really don't know how would we be able to continue our work without this vital support from SPCA. We and our dogs are more than grateful for their help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA International have supported stray cats and dogs in the Philippines thru CARA Welfare Phils. We at CARA are very grateful for all the monetary and in-kind donations you sent us for the past years. This organization and its staff are awesome.

Advisor

Rating: 5

SPCA International is an amazing organization that helps fund shelters worldwide.
Through their Grants Program they have been an integral part of our Winter Shelter Campaign which started off as a piece of land and now houses over 1000 animals. They have been working with us for 2 years now and have helped us build sustainable infrastructure on this land to house abandoned and abused animals of Serbia. Through the COVID crisis they granted us emergency funding and now have partnered with us to continue in the future. They believe in our Mission and Vision and we cannot be more grateful. They are a blessing.
Vucjak Shelter
Kragujevac, Serbia

Savas Safe Haven

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Alexandra Sava and I am founder and volunteer of Sava's Safe Haven.

Sava's Safe Haven is a registered charity, working closely with the local community to offer education on how to care for their animals and basic medical care including spay and neuter surgery for those who cannot afford it.

Thanks to SPCA International and their effrots to help WorldWide charities that fight for animal welfare and rights, we are able to offer a better life to homeless animals in Romania, but also to animals from poor communities afected of poor veterinary services, lack of funds and education.

We are lucky to be helped by SPCA International since 2016, with grants that allowed us to spay animals, improve the living conditions from our shelter animals and educate people from our area about animal welfare and needs.

Thanks to SPCA International we improved the shelter conditions, create a brand new quarantine room and a veterinary room inside shelter.

Dana ROLDA

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Dana and I represent ROLDA, a charity established 15 years ago, dedicated to help abused, neglected homeless animals in one of the poorest regions of Romania.
2.5 million strays are estimated to wander across Romania, exposed to car accidents, hunger, abuses and diseases. Working to help these animals is not easy, due to poverty, lack of education and also dog mafia which starts from public shelters (funded from public money) and continues beyond that. Helping animals in Romania is an overwhelming task and it takes every big heart person to join our efforts to reach as many animals as possible. Finding people to constantly support a project in Romania is not easy because the Global need is massive and because Romania doesn't seem to be a top priority for large charities from which everyone would expect the support to come. There are moments when we desperately seek new sources to fund our work and many times, we struggle, we are rejected, frustrated ...but that only pushes our imagination, ambition even harder because we promise these animals to never fail them. And we keep all our promises!
A year ago, we came across SPCAI website and we sent a grant enquiry. We knew they are big and our history in trying to work with big charities didn't give us too much hopes, honestly. When I received almost immediately a positive answer, I thought I was dreaming. When I started to communicate with the team, I discovered amazing people who do more and talk less. And that's a big reason why I think SPCAI will become a even greater charity because humanity, empathy, modesty, loyalty and authenticity which define them, are so rare these days. ROLDA isn't probably the biggest partner SPCAI has but I hope it will be one that is going to stay for as long as we all will feel like we make a real difference for animals that need us the most! Big thanks go to amazing Lori, a magician who is able to fuel you with positive energy instantly, even in your worst days; big thanks also go to Meredith and the whole SPCAI team from all of us, here in Romania.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you SPCAI for your help in transporting our dog Oscar from Texas to Germany. You made this challenging process for us a lot less stressful. We will always be grateful and appreciate your generosity.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

In a time of emergency, our shelter ANIMAL LOVE in Costa Rica left without financial support due to the COVID-19.
In this difficult period, SPCA International helped us with a grant that paid 65 dogs and cats veterinary bills. All we can say for the serious and warm attitude followed by immediate action is “THANK YOU, SPCA”.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SPCA International have been a trusted partner of our charity for many years, specifically through our work within dog population management. In addition to their grants, they have always been extremely professional, approachable and friendly to deal with.

There have been a few emergency situations within our history where SPCA International have provided vital support within a quick turnaround time under really challenging conditions and we remain so grateful for their commitment to our work and that of the many charities they support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing organization. When we first applied I thought it was close to a zero perfect chance we would get assistance moving our boy overseas, but unlike almost every other organization that I’ve had contact with, the SPCA workers and foundation made the process very simple and easy. Every cent helps when costs of shipping pets borders on $8,000 total, so we are 100% grateful for help they provided.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are not enough words I can use to fully express my great appreciation for SPCA. My family and I have been gifted twice with the SPCA grant to move our pets overseas. This year, COVID has had a severe impact on the cost of pet travel. The cost completely exceeded what we could afford. The SPCA grant offered us the help we needed to help keep our fur babies with us. They were going to stay with us regardless, but we didn't have to go into debt doing it. My family and I are forever grateful for the SPCA team.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The grant from the SPCA International was a “lifeline” to help us continue our mission of protecting animals in Putnam County, NY from cruelty. In addition to sustaining our daily operations (telephone/internet/heat/gasoline/ insurance/etc.), it allowed us to upgrade our systems of maintaining records and reporting to the courts through an updated reporting program which included the purchase of a server/software/etc. without which we would have difficulty handling the caseload of calls, arrests and warnings we process on a daily basis. Without the grant, we would have our daily activities slow to almost a halt.
They are truly a godsend and we look forward to partnering with them for years to come.

Dawn McBryde W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are PCSing to the UK during COVID!!! This grant really helped to alleviate some of the financial burden and stress of this limited- notice, overseas move. We are forever grateful!!! Thank you!

Review from Guidestar

Geoff K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SPCA INTERNATIONAL: This is a FIRST CLASS organisation. We have only the best intentions to assure any Partner, Patron, Sponsor and Fund Raiser to help this meaningful Non-Profit. We were in a desperate situation because of Covid-19 (our contributions locally were devastated and at an all-time low). The Grant we received from SPCA International was a significant help to the wellbeing our Animals in Lithuania. We are honoured to be part of this International Family - who benefits and works tirelessly to help distressed and homeless Pets.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We could not have been happier with our experience with SPCA international. After loosing our 13 year old Boxer in June we were not sure when we would be ready to welcome another dog into our family. My husband fell in love with Dayrik overseas at work, he said he could not possibly leave him behind after bonding with him knowing how well we could take care of him here at home. The process was very easy, the communication from SPCA was amazing, the staff were friendly and prompt in responding our questions. We are so happy to finally have our baby boy home. Thank you all so much for helping us bring Dayrik home!

Kathy L.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

From day one, SPCA international was extraordinarily helpful and kind to us. They helped us get our cat Kiki to the states from Iraq while during that month, missiles had been hitting near our bases, all over Iraq. I was scared because of the unrest, we may not be able to get her out. Then the Coronavirus hit and Kiki had to stay at her foster for months until it was safe to get her on a plane. I can’t tell you how much their stay helped us. We love them so much and recommend them to anyone wanting to adopt a pet when they’re stationed over seas. Thank you again SPCA International for everything you did! We highly recommend them! Please consider donations to this fine organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is a United States Marine Embassy Security Guard and was stationed overseas in the Pacific Rim in 2019-2020. Two kittens, only days old and quite near death, were found on the grounds and brought inside to be cared for. Although there are restrictions on pets in a military compound, these two little ones were named, loved and nursed back to health by the Marines before being placed at a no-kill shelter in the local area. Little "Ron" and little "Josiah" were socialized and well-cared for at the shelter, until they could be shipped home to the USA to be with their Marine family. COVID hit at about that time and delayed the process of bringing them both home, until December 1st, 2020. The SPCA International never gave up and was instrumental in planning and escorting these two fur-babies home from half-way around the world! They escorted them directly to Los Angeles and then onto Denver, Colorado. A 72 hour journey that ultimately landed them both in their new mountain 'forever' home...and yes, they did recognize their Marine-dad right away! They arrived safe & sound in a crystal-clean crate with soft fleecy padding inside, food/water and all of their identification and safety protocols in place. The SPCA ensured that they were immunized, chipped and neutered before making their trip. They are none the worse for wear and were eager to eat a good meal, play with their toys and take naps on their first day home. We can't begin to thank SPCA enough for all that they did to ensure the safe travel of these two all the way home. These two little souls have some incredible good karma! The SPCA looked after every detail of their care and we couldn't be more grateful! The SPCA is making a difference for our military families every day. We thank them, and every SPCA donor, so dearly.

Kristi M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Working with SPCA International has been a wonderful experience. They truly care about animals and have given so much to help us with the needs of animals in our community. We've been hit with not only COVID but also wildfires and have a huge unmet need for vet services in our area, as well as supplies for needy animals. We at Luvable Dog Rescue are so grateful and thankful for the help!

pchan

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The pandemic hit us and we were no longer able to set up offsite spay/neuter clinics without infringing the government’s sanitary decrees. Many people lost their jobs and as a consequence, an issue at our Panama City spay clinic arose: a large percentage of people could not contribute or make a partial contribution. With the support of SPCAI we continued to spay/neuter and over 11 thousand animals were fixed during this time of crisis. Thank you SPCAI for the continued support to help the animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After finding out that there wasn’t a spot for our dog on our flight to Japan we panicked a bit. Our dog is like one of our children so we knew we had to figure out a way to get our pup with us. After much research and finding out the big hit it is to use a pet shipper, we started researching grants for military members. We were so happy to see that SPCA offers one. They make the process very easy. Their financial help was a big blessing to helping us to get a dog here with us!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a military person who has to move and relocate our pets the SPCA has been an invaluable resource. We had to move on orders from Hawaii to Florida during the COVID pandemic. The airlines which were flying jumbo planes to and from Hawaii the year before had all moved to smaller planes in response to lower passenger travel. Unfortunately, we have a very big dog (a Great Dane) and the crate was too large to fit on any commercial aircraft leaving Hawaii. We ended up having to ship our pets via an air cargo plane and then driven across from California to Florida, a ridiculously expensive endeavor. The SPCA assisted us with a grant to help offset some of the cost of relocating our pets; and this was the second time in 6 years they had done this for us. I can not speak highly about the great work they do not only for animals but for the men and women of the armed forces. This is the only program I know of that helps service members keep their pets by providing financial assistance as they move from one duty station to another. Thank you again!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was stationed overseas, and started taking care of a neglected animal that relied heavily on me feeding her. I formed a bond with her, and knew I needed to bring her home with me, but had no idea where to start, or if it was even possible to get an animal home. I began to google and search for avenues to possibly get her home. One name that kept coming up was Operation Baghdad Pups. I was not entirely optimistic that I would receive any help, as it was a large undertaking, and did not even know if I would qualify for the program. I submitted my application, and to my excitement, I was accepted. I could not have been more ecstatic. Lori and her team guided me through the entire process, and soon I was home with my dog "Baby". I want to thank the entire team at ASPCA, and let them know that "Baby" would very likely not be alive without their support today. I remain indebted and grateful to everyone involved with the organization. Thank you ASPCA!

Bill B.9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

OPERATIPON BAGHDAD PUPS

Operation Baghdad Pups is a phenomenal program.

When you’re deployed away from home you try not to get attached to the local animals that you encounter. In this case a litter of 5 black kittens stole everyone’s heart at a compound in Iraq.

Unless something was done, these kittens were facing an uncertain future with a meager outcome. Fortunately, we learned of Operation Baghdad Pups.

Operation Baghdad Pups is led by Lori Kalef. She is an amazing coordinator that went above and beyond our expectations. We had no idea how to save these kittens but Lori did. Lori is very compassionate and once engaged, she made the process easier than we thought possible.

The kittens foster parents provided the information for transportation and destination. The kittens were promptly collected and taken to a local veterinarian for testing, vaccines, and bathing. They were placed into quarantine for preparation to be transported stateside.

Kurdo Mustafa kept us posted every step of the way. He sent updates, pictures and videos regularly. Dr. Hemin provided superior health care. We knew the kittens were in good hands.

Unfortunately a road bump occurred. COVID-19. During transport, the kittens were delayed in Jordan as the world learned to deal with a pandemic. We continued to receive regular updates from Kurdo. After several weeks, the kittens were cleared to head stateside

Ala Shehadeh and Abia Cartagena provided the coordination efforts to get the kittens to stateside airports. It was seamlessly coordinated. The kittens were picked up at the airport, brought to their new homes, and now are sharing the comfort of loving families. Happy endings all around!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was so blessed to have been selected by SPCAI to help us help animals in need in Kuwait.

We struggled here trying to save animals without getting any local attention or support. So getting recognized & appreciated & supported by an international group was a very encouraging step for us to keep doing what we do.

SPCAI does amazing work with such amazing spirit.

They have granted us 3000 USD to help us with hospital bills being treated in hospitals.

We highly appreciate their trust & follow up to our mission & pray this partnership keeps going stronger & stronger towards the benefit of animals in need. I have e attached pictures of 4 rescues we saved through out the passed few years. They have hashtags for people who wish to follow their stories.

#saving_maximus saved from a horrible accident in Kuwait where his family died. He survived but unfortunately can't walk anymore. He's now living & loving life in The Netherlands.

#saving_robin_kareq8 rescued after being shot between the eyes with a fishing spear. After so much work Now happily adopted in the US, NJ.

#saving_brutus_kareq8 saved from a very crucial family. Now happily adopted in Canada

#saving_buttercup_kareq8 shot & left paralyzed. Now happily adopted in the US. WA.

Those are some examples of what we do here. You can see more of our rescues on our website www.kareq8.org

Yohana K.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is is a wonderful organization, SPCA International play part to make our work possible at TAPO-Tanzania Animals Protection Organization. In many years through shelter support grant on donkey mobile clinic, dogs and cats rabies mass vaccination, providing dog food during disaster, helping our team to attend international animal welfare meetings and conferences and building dog shelter within our animal sanctuary area. God bless all wonderful team at SPCA International.

Dawn K.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

All About Animals Rescue is so very grateful to the giving people at SPCA International. We rescue cats and dogs, but 85% of our rescues are cats. Cat food and litter are the last items seemingly to be donated and with COVID 19 we have been desperate for support to feed our babies. These folks graciously provided us with a generous grant so that we could feed our felines! THANK YOU!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow, what a great organization. SPCA-I liberated Shadow from Iraq and he is now a very happy pup. More importantly, he made my 5 year old the happiest kid in the world. This program is just unbelievable! The process was so easy. I formed a bond with Shadow and could not imagine leaving him here in Iraq to fend for himself and when I contacted SPCA-I they were more than happy to assist. I received constant updates on his status and the process and knew when he would be arriving. It took about 45 days from start to finish and in the end he is in our loving home being spoiled, where he belongs. I highly recommend SPCA-I and will be supporting them in the future. Below are some pictures of Shadow in his new home.

1 Bill T. M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I work as a civilian security contractor in support of a US Government project in Iraq. I've worked throughout Afghanistan and Iraq for a period of 7 years and where I currently work there is a large population of "wild, feral, stray" dogs. Given the harsh living environment I've always been amazed by the dogs resourcefulness here, and luckily I've been able to interact with them a good bit and now even more amazed with their temperament. I came across two dogs that immediately caught my attention. Unlike the other feral dogs they had no fear or reservations of approaching me and then I noticed one had a severe injury; likely struck by a vehicle. I took efforts to locate them every day and feed them some scraps unsure of if the injured dog would make it much longer when I heard about the SPCA International and the ability to adopt dogs in country. I reached out via email with some photos and within a matter of hours had received a response that they'd be happy to help. With help from Vector Control on base the two dogs, that were bonded together were house in our on base kennel, and then transported to Erbil for quarantine. There they received treatment from a vet and within approximately 6 weeks were home safe and sound at my house. The travel was done during Covid travel restrictions and I'm sure many hoops had to be jumped through by the SPCAI staff to make this all possible. Both dogs are doing well and our injured pup is under vet care to save his leg and give him the best life possible. All made possible by the SPCAI.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The SPCA supports veterans and invests in military families with pets. As a military family stationed overseas we were caught in the COVID travel restriction and unable to travel as a family. Our family dog, Giorgi, was unable to travel from Germany back to the USA with us. Moreover, the cost to ship him independently was unbelievably expensive. I heard about this non-profit from other military families stuck in limbo, I checked out the website and qualified for the SPCA International grant for assistance. I was blessed to be selected as a recipient of the grant to help off-set the cost of travel for my dog (cost was almost $2000). After being separated for 3 months, he was able to fly (via a pet shipper) from overseas. Thanks to SPCA International, we are all now under 1 roof as a happy family! Appreciate the support and assistance of this amazing non-profit organization!

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1 Dustin G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organisation is amazing! They helped get my new family member back home from Iraq. They do so much to help out soldiers and getting pets back home. They are truly a blessing!

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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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1 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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