SPCA International Blog

When Angela Cherry, a veterinary technician by training, visited the Yucatan Peninsula, she was appalled by the horrific state of the animals she saw. Angela couldn't just ignore their plight, so she founded Helping Paws Without Borders to provide much needed medical attention, including spay and neuter services, for animals in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
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When U.S. soldiers stationed in Africa contact us for help bringing their battle buddies home, things can get tricky. Some countries have no local animal welfare organization, and animals are often at risk of being killed if they are left behind. We are currently working on the difficult logistics to save dogs for U.S. soldiers stationed in Cameroon and Somalia.
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Adopting a disabled dog can be a deeply fulfilling experience, so don’t be scared off by a dog’s special needs! While disabled dogs may need a little extra care, there are many resources available these days that make it relatively easy to attend to their needs. Advances in mobility aids, such as dog wheelchairs, enable many disabled dogs to live a high-quality life.
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In February 2018 a stray dog found its way on top of the safe confinement structure covering the Unit 4 reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Three workers preformed a daring rescue (caught on video) to ensure that this dog was brought to safety.
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The Dogs of Chernobyl finally have hope for a life with a loving family. Our partner Clean Futures Fund has worked diligently to track radiation levels in dogs and the results are in... many dogs are safe for adoption and ready to find their perfect family.
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Imagine being told by the army that you must evacuate your home for three days because of a problem at the nearby power plant. You pack a small bag, tidy the house, and set out extra food and water for your pet. Three days pass, then a few more, you worry the pet food has run out...and finally, someone tells you the truth... you will never be allowed to go home. You will never be able to save your pet
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We put together three of our favorite viral videos in this post for the simple enjoyment of it all. Have you seen them all before? Hope you have a yappy day!
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In Beirut, designer puppies quickly become discarded street dogs. Our partner there, BETA, is leading the charge to educate citizens about pet adoption and you can be part of the solution.
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Donkeys don’t usually top the list of animals we think need our help, but in Tanzania they can suffer horrendous wounds from things like transporting goods with a cart originally made for an ox. Our partners in Tanzania are working to make life better for donkeys that help farmers earn a living and feed their families.
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SPCA International transported eight cats from the Middle East to their forever homes in the United States. These friendly felines were rescued by military service members and government contractors who were on deployment.
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