Every week SPCA International receives requests for help from U.S. military families who have nowhere else to turn. These desperate families have received Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders requiring them to move from their current military station to another – sometimes halfway around the world. The military pays for many of their moving expenses, but not the cost of transporting their dog or cat, and in many cases that cost can be downright shocking. When military families are overwhelmed and have nowhere else to turn, SPCA International is here to help with Operation Military Pets grants that ease their heavy hearts.
This month we hit a milestone! We gave out our 500th Operation Military Pets grant to the Pittmans, a U.S. Air Force family! The Pittmans adopted Jazz when they were stationed in Hawaii. They couldn’t imagine their lives without her, but the cost of transporting her was far more than they could manage. That’s when they reached out to SPCA International. They say Jazz is the glue that holds their family together. Thanks to this great SPCA International program - her home is and always will be with the Pittman family! We are thrilled to award them our 500th OMP grant.