Executive Director’s Blog

  • Australian Bushfires – One Year Later

    February 22, 2021
    One year after the Australian Bushfires made headlines around the world, SPCA International is celebrating the incredible work our partners have accomplished. Our supporters stood up to help organizations in Australia when they were rescuing scared, hurt and displaced animals in early 2020.
  • February is Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

    February 17, 2021
    Spaying and neutering our companion animals may seem commonplace, but it remains the most effective way to prevent animal overpopulation and suffering. In honor of Spay and Neuter Awareness month, SPCA International has committed $100,000 in grants to organizations leading spay and neuter initiatives.
  • A New Shelter for Furry Angels Haven

    January 19, 2021
    This has been an extremely difficult year for everyone, including the animal welfare community. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more essential that SPCA International show up to help solutions-oriented rescue and shelter groups across the globe. Today, I want to share the story of one exceptional group, Furry Angels Haven in Wuhan, China. …
  • Helping Animals in the New Year

    January 1, 2021
    As we enter into a new year, we are all looking for ways to start fresh and make the best of the months to come. For those of us who are animal lovers, our minds often turn to how we can give back to our furry friends across the globe.
  • To You, Loyal Donor

    December 29, 2020
    It would have been so easy for you to decide this year was too difficult to prioritize donations. Instead, you decided to continue giving what you could to animals in need and, in doing so, you made a huge impact. Together, we continue to respond quickly and compassionately to keep animals safe and healthy around …
  • Big Cat Public Safety Act Passed by House of Representatives

    December 4, 2020
    Here at SPCA International, we are thrilled that the Big Cat Public Safety Act was approved by the House of Representatives on December 3 and we look forward to tracking its progress through the Senate.
  • Emergency Preparedness Keeps Animals Safe Too

    November 25, 2020
    Widespread forest fires in the U.S. have caused so much destruction over the past year. In the wake of natural disasters, we always hear heartbreaking stories of evacuees struggling to find shelter with their pets, along with devastating injuries sustained by farm and wild animals. At SPCA International, we’ll do everything in our power to …
  • Pets as Gifts

    November 14, 2020
    From puppies at Christmas to bunnies at Easter, and everything in between, giving pets as gifts can be a dangerous idea. Gifting pets to others can often backfire for the giver, the receiver, and most of all – the animal.
  • The Art of Building Global Partnerships

    October 30, 2020
    The work we do here at SPCA International acknowledges that animals do not know the borders humans have drawn on maps. Most countries have similar problems when it comes to animal welfare issues. The best way for our team to learn how to approach these issues is by observing and collaborating with the local community.
  • In Memory of Rita, a Fierce Advocate for Animals

    October 27, 2020
    My heart is heavy as I write this tribute to an amazing woman who brought the Humane Society of St. Thomas to SPCA International as a dedicated partner. Rita forged a long-time partnership between two organizations that continues to make a difference in the lives of animals today.