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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

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Welcome. SPCA Polish tem was established two years we are about 50 people, including 20 hard working. At first it was hard to lack of money and an old car that still tipped to repair. But above all, love of animals and desire to help ceasing caused that did not give up.
Last year, in 2012 we asked for help from the SPCA International. We were welcomed with a big heart. With the financial assistance of the International SPCA have a new car and the SPCA INTERNATIONAL account where we can write about our activities and our animals, and about how we save them, and above all, we have gained new friends who are as much as we love animals.
Matt Rozanski command

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you google SPCAI you will read a lot of negative reports. This is my candid and personal experience with this organization. In two years, over 2,000 animals have been spayed/neutered with their financial support. In addition, we have received invaluable medication for the less fortunate animals. Medication that not even the pharmaceutical companies want to donate, yet SPCAI, with their connections, are able to distribute worldwide. The medication is not expired nor damaged. When their representatives came down, they showed a genuine interest in the animals welfare. All what they talked and did was about improving animal welfare. From my experience and observation, SPCAI is true to its mission. And by the way, we have never received from them calculators, pens or calendars.

1 Rebecca77

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where do I begin?! I became a volunteer for SPCA International through the Operation Baghdad Pups program. My husband sent a puppy home to me when he was deployed to Iraq through this program. I was lucky enough to had Terri Crisp personally escort my "little girl" home when I picked her up. Since meeting and speaking with Terri personally, I became very excited to become a volunteer and help other soldiers bring home their new found "friends" to their forever homes. I have seen, first hand, the programs that were beginning to be setup in Iraq to educate not only adults but also children to change their thinking about dogs and how they are companions and loyal friends.
As a pet lover, this is the most meaningful and exciting experience I've ever had as a volunteer. I always look forward to the emails from Terri asking me to assist in anyway I can. The people I have worked with, both staff and other volunteers, through SPCAI are all wonderful and knowledgeable and have huge hearts when it comes to animals of all kinds, not just dogs and cats. I can't say enough about it!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can assure you that this SPCA International isn't a scam. They were recommended to me and my husband from a friend that saw an article with military.com (http://www.military.com/spouse/military-relocation/pcs-moves/spca-helps-milfams-keep-their-pets.html). They helped us pay for the transportation of our dogs when the Army relocated us to Norway.

2 Mickey S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't know where to begin !!!!
I have been a volunteer for several years now and have participated in helping at the kennel and in bringing dogs home for soilders.
Operation Baghdad Pups is the most wonderful program ! To see the faces of these men and women , when they are reunited with the animals, that helped them through the war, is incredible !
I have personally seen the humanitarian efforts that this orginization has completed.
They have made a difference in many countries such as Thailand, with education and spay and neuter clinics.
I can't say enough great things about this orginazation and the good that I have seen with my own two eyes !

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Operation Baghdad Pups over the years. Their staff is great and I've seen firsthand the animals they've saved. I think SPCAI is a a great organization that is worthy of everyone's support!

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have just become familiar with this organization but have noticed that they are extremely giving and accomodating. They are truly in it to help animals and to educate people on improving animal welfare.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has helped so many of the smaller organizations around the world that most people aren't even aware of. They help them to get noticed and get their feet on the ground in times of disaster and need. They are in it for the animals.

Review from Guidestar

2 Bud H.

Donor

Rating: 1

Almost NOTHING of what they collect goes towards helping animals!

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2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

"Google" them and you will find they are a complete scam!

2

Donor

Rating: 1

This organization is focused on one thing - enriching itself and promoting an agenda that has nothing to do with helping animals. They mislead by showing ads with dogs and cats in deplorable conditions with pleading eyes that tug at your emotions to get you to donate and then they spend ALL of your money ON THEMSELVES. Don't give them a dime. If you want to help animals, please donate to your LOCAL animal shelters where the real work is being done to save and protect God's creatures.

Review from CharityNavigator

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I received an enormous free package from them in the mail with a calculator (ummmm ok), pen, and calendar book. Now why I would need/ want any of that is beyond me. I was rather disturbed by it all since having worked in the manufacturing industry i know that this stuff wasn't cheap. My fist thought was, why the H*LL are they wasting their money sending ME this junk?! i'm a very dedicated animal rights advocate, vegetarian, and sustainable design artist so charities that work to better the lives of animals are always welcome, however i HATE it when they waste their money on ads and 'free gifts.' i saw fist hand that this 'charity' is a scam and not even interested in really helping animals. I'm planing to write to them directly to take me OFF their mailing list. I will never and have never supported them and will advise other to avoid them as well. There are many wonderful charities out there and my 2 favorites are the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International. This one is a NO. 0 stars is what this scam charity should get.

Review from CharityNavigator

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

SPCAI is a complete scam. This rip-off outfit won't leave my elderly mother-in-law alone. I've called their number (888-690-7722) but it only goes to a recording and they never respond. I've also sent them messages via their website, but they won't respond to them either.

If anyone finds an active phone number or email address for them, please post it here.

Review from CharityNavigator

4

Donor

Rating: 1

My story is the same as a prior reviewer. I started getting 'give me' letters from this group and then they sent me a calculator, pocket calendar, and pen with my name on a sticker. I NEVER give to groups that send me junk I didn't order. I feel that extra money should go to the 'cause' not junk. Glad to find out my feelings were correct and this was another rip-off. Sorry to find out that all that money had been misdirected and could have been used by reputable animal groups. Isn't there SOME way to put these people in jail and get at least SOME of the money back?

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4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

i received a mailing from SPCA International that I found abhorrent. It included a desk calculator with the SPCA Global Animal Rescue and a cheap sticker with my name. It also included an SPCA pen and 2012-13 pocket daytimer. What a complete waste of money! Their letter mentions how a Sgt. Watson wrote to see if SPCA could help save an animal he found in Iraq. The poiont of the letter is that our troops are counting on us to help bring home the animals they have found and befriended. They go on to say we owe our freedoms to our servicemen and women, etc. From what I have read, I would not give this organization a dime and every time I use the calculator I will think of how they mismanage their money.

Review from CharityNavigator

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Per IRS form 990, Terri Crisp’s SPCA International received over 15 MILLION dollars in contributions in 2011… Much of this money was raised in support of the SPCAI "Baghdad Pups" campaign, yet only 3% was spent on this project. Over 6.5 MILLION DOLLARS was spent on "Independent Contractors". Most of that went for donor solicitation via Quadriga Art……Terri Crisp now wants even more donations from you for yet another scam, "Dog Condos" in Thailand...REALLY?

5 iknowher

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Lots of monies coming in but not many animals "saved" - stolen yes- but saved? Not really sure. I do know a rabid animal was brought to the States and others on plane had to be killed because of this neglect. Terri Crisp who heads up Baghdad Pups wit hthis group is a crook...she and her daughter! Just pull up last piece on her - Anderson Cooper 360! She is a piece of work! So is Pierre Barnotti - on the Board of Directors...what a past! and looks like he may be washing fundraising money with Quadriga Art!

Review from Guidestar