Shelter Support and Emergency Aid

Through our Animal Shelter Support initiatives, SPCA International sends needed aid to shelters throughout the United States and around the world.  Through donations of supply aid and cash grants, SPCA International’s Shelter Support initiatives include nominating an animal Shelter of the Week, general shelter assistance and emergency grants.  These initiatives help local animal shelter organizations continue their incredible work in times of crisis and celebrate their success and dedication to saving animals in their area.

In 2012, SPCA International refocused the Shelter grants program to direct more attention to animal shelters in crisis in the United States and worldwide. Local animal organizations face crisis every day due to unexpected operations expenses from a variety of causes like an influx of injured or neglected animals, natural disasters, funding shortages or emergency medical needs.

We encourage you to participate by Nominating a Shelter in your area today.  (Shelter Grant Criteria)
Animal Shelter Support List
Animal Shelter Support Thank Yous

SPCA International first partnered up with TerrAnimal, an animal welfare and protection project group in Ecuador, for a successful spay/neuter campaign in early 2013. This year, we are excited to be joining forces with them again to be the proud sponsors of the First Forum on Public Policy for Animal Protection.

The international forum will focus on the importance of the safeguard of animals in public health policies stipulated in the Ecuadorian Constitution. The purpose of the conference is to exchange ideas and experiences amongst panelists and attendees in to search for particular strategies and solutions to the problem of dog and cat overpopulation in the cities of Ecuador, taking into account technical, scientific and also ethical practices. 

Name of Organization
My Precious Mutt

Type of Organization
Animal Welfare, Rescue and Education

Services Provided
Anti-Cruelty and Animal Rescue
Education and Advocacy

Their Work
When the founders of My Precious Mutt in St. Petersburg, Russia, first moved to Beloostrov, they had no plans to start an animal shelter. However, very soon after their move, they were confronted with a frightening reality: scores of abandoned animals roaming the streets. These were the "live toys" that Beloostrov's summer residents had left behind, discarded once their vacation was over. Even though their family already included 4 dogs and 10 cats, they could not turn a blind eye to the numbers of unwanted and starving animals pleading in the streets. One year later, the number of dogs in their household grew to 10 and the number of cats, to 20.

Name of Organization
Aslan’s Cats

Type of Organization
Animal Welfare, Rescue and Education

Ever since Sasha can remember, he always felt sorry for little puppies and would always try and feed them whenever he saw them. It was in 2008 that he really started to notice that many of dogs he was trying to help were disappearing – what he realized was that the Nis pound was killing more  and more dogs daily as a way of ‘managing’ the population. Sasha would often notice that his friends, the street dogs he fed on regular basis, would suddenly go missing. They were being caught by the dog catchers and murdered (the methods used to ‘euthanize’ dogs are unspeakable). Sasha, because of his enormous love for animals and generous heart, now runs the largest shelter in the city of Nis, Serbia.

You may have driven by the freestanding shelter on the way to the Cape, in the small town of Plymouth, Massachusetts but the work that The Helping Hands for the Plymouth Animal Shelter is no small affair.

The three volunteer co-founders did not know each other when they met at the shelter every Tuesday morning some 10 years ago but they all had the same mission in mind. They knew that they needed to help the shelter with much needed veterinary care, food for the animals, litter for the cats and cleaning supplies, so they formed this non-profit organization that raises funds to pay for daily care and medical treatment for the animals in the shelter in the fall of 2008.

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