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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

157 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brian J.2

Client Served

Rating: 4

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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

Love, Jess and Amir

Sherina B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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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!

Review from Guidestar

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!

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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!

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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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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