The application is currently closed. It will reopen on October 1, 2018.
SPCA International has been overwhelmed by applications since the Operation Military Pets program was launched in March 2013, we are proud to have been able to assist over 1,000 families. Due to the number of applications we receive, it can take 2-3 months from submission to grant processing. THE APPLICATION WILL BE OPEN FROM THE 1ST UNTIL THE 7TH OF EACH MONTH. Please submit your application at your earliest convenience. We are making every effort to address all applications as quickly and efficiently as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for your interest in SPCA International's Operation Military Pets (OMP) program. Before you request animal relocation assistance, please consider the following:
1. This program is designed to help only members of the military that have exhausted all options for paying to relocate their pets. If the program is abused, then it could mean military families that genuinely need help will not receive a grant.
2. Please apply within 3 months of your animal's travel date, but no earlier. You cannot apply if your animal has already been transported.
3. Applicants may only apply for international travel including HI, Puerto Rico and Guam.
4. You must obtain a quote from the airline for the cost of flying your animals before submitting this application. Transportation costs must be a minimum of $600 per animal in order to qualify for a grant.
5. You are required to submit 6 photos of your family and pets at the end of this application. At least one must include your service member in uniform.
6. Grant amounts are determined based on need and funds available, grants do not cover entire transportation costs. FAMILIES MAY RECEIVE ANYWHERE FROM $500-$1,000 IN FUNDS.
7. SPCA International distributes up to $15,000 in grants each month.
8. Families are only eligible for OMP financial aid once every 3 years.
9. You will be notified be email. Please be sure to check your spam or junk folder.
10. Every effort will be made to update you on your application status within four weeks of submission. It may take longer though depending on the volume of applications being processed. Thank you for your patience.