SPCA International Blog

In an evacuated terrorist building in Syria, Lucky was rescued from the brink of death. Through his recovery, he brought joy and lighthearted moments to the brave service members who saved him.
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You may not be drawn to sales on Black Friday, or even to online shopping on Cyber Monday, but don’t miss the chance to kick off the season of giving with a donation to SPCA International.
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The 2017 hurricane season has had the highest number of major hurricanes since 2010, among the displaced, hundreds of animals were abandoned as Irma approached, leaving shelters like the Humane Society of St. Lucie County at full capacity. After the hurricane tore through their shelter the animals and people might have remained unscathed but the shelter was crippled.
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Over 30 years ago the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred. Today hundreds of dogs are still living in the exclusion zone – alone and trapped. SPCAI’s staff recently visited the dogs in the exclusion zone.
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Hero’s rescue was a success. This adorable pup from Iraq, who captured the heart of U.S. Army SPC Hatch and a required life or death rescue, arrived at SPC Hatch’s California home last week. We have lots of photos to share with you!
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Time to bust out the ticker tape and fanfare! The SPCAI team just surpassed 1,000 Operation Military Pets grants sent to military families in need. In just 4 years, this program has helped keep a thousand military families together and countless pets out of shelters.
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Executive Director, Meredith Ayan, is in the Chernobyl exclusion zone right now with our partners, Clean Futures Fund. Thanks to our generous supporters we have reached our $30,000 goal, this will enable our partners to spay and neuter all 750 dogs, provide them with food and shelter and all the veterinary care they need. Thank you for your support!
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Last month our team was on the ground with our partners at Spay Panama, visiting their Panama City clinic and helping to spay and neuter 562 animals! Through their invaluable work, countless dogs and cats are receiving the medical care they need.
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We are proud to announce the winner of the July Dog Treat Recipe contest: Tamara Bragg and her Quick Vegan Peanut Butter Flaxseed Cookies! Tamara says, "Every dog I have ever given these to wants more and more and more! They are a great vegan nutritious snack for all dogs." Click through to get the full recipe!
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SPCAI’s rescue team is constantly working to save animals for U.S. service members deployed worldwide. We recently rescued these 21 dogs for our troops. All of them are now safe in the U.S. with their new military families. As of today, 80 more dogs and cats are waiting for help from our team. This life-saving work is all made possible by donations from SPCAI supporters. (Thank you!)
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