SPCA International Blog

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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Summer is always a fun time of the year - the beaches are open, the sun is out, there are so many outdoor activates that you and your animal companions can do! When planning a day trip or vacation it is always important to keep your pet’s safety in mind. Check out these summer activities and how to make sure your pet has fun too!
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Marc Du Lac, a USAF veteran and aircraft weapons maintenance instructor, was sent on a one year contract in Iraq. One year away from his family, friends, and beloved pets. During his time in Iraq he formed an unbreakable bond with a puppy he lovingly named Rooster. Thanks to help from SPCA International, Rooster was rescued and made the long journey from Iraq to Mark’s home in Florida. In this blog post, Mark lovingly tells the story of how they met, their time in Iraq and how Rooster is doing…
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PAWS-Patas helps roughly 400 animals annually, providing essential medical care and finding permanent homes locally and internationally. In addition to the care, PAWS-Patas brings to animals they also increase public awareness of animal welfare issues through humane education programs. Learn more about this recent Shelter Support Fund recipient.
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