Executive Director’s Blog

  • Working Dogs Left to Die

    February 19, 2020
    A recent report has shed light on the horrendous living conditions of U.S trained bomb-sniffing dogs now living in Jordan. These dogs work under the hot sun all day to keep our allies safe but are living with very little food and water in filthy kennels. Steps are now being taken in Jordan to improve …
  • Spay and Neuter: Still New in Developing Countries

    February 6, 2020
    By Meredith Ayan, Executive Director

    Here at SPCA International, we talk a lot about spay and
    neuter. I know it can seem like a tired subject because it is such a common
    practice here in North America. However, in many developing countries around
    the world, sterilizing pets is a new concept, and it is just starting to catch

    That’s …

  • Giving Tuesday

    November 22, 2019
    Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday. It is a lot to take in. Fortunately, Giving Tuesday is a day focused on speaking up for the causes we care about. It is a global day of giving when people all over the world unite with personal donations that come together to make a big impact for …
  • Emergency Rescues Surge as Troops Pull Out of Syria

    October 24, 2019
    As soldiers receive orders to leave Syria, they are increasingly turning to SPCA International to save their adopted pets. Thankfully, SPCA International has the broad support of many generous people which meant we had the resources to step up and act when we were needed most.
  • My Dog Lilah Lives with an Uncurable Disease

    September 26, 2019
    In my role with SPCA International, I have had the rewarding job of helping many animals with special needs. I never imagined that my own rescue dog, Lilah would end up diagnosed with a degenerative disease and using a cart to help her get around.
  • Lemonade “Give-Back” Totals $37,157.60!

    July 17, 2019
    Lemonade Insurance has made it eazy peazy lemon squeezy for customers to support SPCAI. Thanks to Lemonade we’re saving even more animals.
  • Consulate Cats: A Spay and Neuter Success

    May 28, 2019
    U.S. consulate staff in Iraq are kept company each day by cats that have made their way over the tall walls and decided to make care to these friendly felines.
  • Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Animals

    April 23, 2019
    It might surprise you, but there is currently no federal law against animal cruelty. While all 50 states consider animal cruelty a felony offense, the lack of federal law means local law enforcement often struggles with cases involving federal land or multiple states.
  • 2018 – A Year of Milestones

    January 15, 2019
    Wow! 2018 exceeded our expectations here at SPCA International. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we were able to do MORE.
  • UPS Delivers A Soldier’s Wish

    December 17, 2018
    I continue to be amazed by the generosity of individuals and businesses that step up to save animals.