SPCA International Blog

If dogs at the Bo Ai Animal Center could talk, they would certainly say “thank you” to everyone who supports their rescuers and caretakers. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all the SPCA International supporters who made this grant possible.
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August was a busy month for our Operation Baghdad Pups-Worldwide program. Over a dozen pets were in urgent need of rescue from military bases around the world. We’re happy to report that 3 of these pets are home safe, 4 are currently in transit, 5 are in our partner’s care and will travel as soon as they receive their vaccines and complete quarantine, and 2 are still awaiting pickup. These rescues continue to be very complicated. Sometimes a soldier is even prohibited from walking their dog to…
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When military families get orders for new duty stations they immediately start making plans to move their household and family members, including their pets. All too often, a soldier finds out it costs thousands of dollars to bring their pet along. Thankfully SPCAI's Operation Military Pets program helps families like the Aviles stay whole.
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Dogs in grocery stores, restaurants, airplanes and other public places are on the rise. People love their pets and treat them as members of the family, but where is the line? Should well-behaved pets and emotional support animals have access to all public places? When you see a sign that reads, “Service Dogs Only,” what does it mean? Who decides an animal’s classification? If you’re confused, you aren’t alone. Lawmakers, airlines, and others are trying to answer these questions and the current…
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This squirrel just wants a snack! But a backyard bird feeder has different plans! Here at SPCA International, we’ve bookmarked this hilarious video for future laughs. Cute, funny, and shareable, our staff pick September Viral Video is sure to make you laugh.
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Chago the Boxer is one happy pup, especially when bouncing on his family’s trampoline. Watch him have fun jumping around and getting some major air. This video makes us happy and we think you’ll like it too!
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Thanks to an incredible outpouring of support from the SPCA International community, we are happy to announce Sam’s Cause grants to three organizations working on the front lines against dogfighting. These groups not only rescue animals, but also work with local authorities to put a stop to dogfighting operations. Because dogfighting is often related to other criminal activities, this work can be risky. SPCA International is proud to support…
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Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with our pets, but rising temperatures mean more risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Thousands of animals die each summer from easily avoidable heat-related issues, so we have rounded up a list of tips to keep your furry family members safe from the heat this summer.
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These cute pups were saved from cruel and short lives in the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone thanks to many dedicated volunteers, donors, and adoptive families. Fifteen lucky pups have been in their forever homes for several months now, and we want to share their updates with you. Their stories are sure to warm your heart!
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From sunny Guam to snowy North Dakota, this military family leaves no dog behind thanks to a grant from Operation Military Pets. Even though the military pays for families to relocate, they don’t cover the costs of transporting pets. Buddy is one lucky dog who has seen the world with his forever family.
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