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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

144 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

Review from Guidestar

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!

Review from Guidestar

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

Review from Guidestar

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!

Review from Guidestar

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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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.

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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!

Review from Guidestar

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!

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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!

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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!

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar