Announcing New Interim Executive Director

I’m delighted to introduce myself as SPCA International’s new Interim Executive Director. Our longtime Executive Director, JD Winston, has chosen a new path after serving SPCAI with passion and vision for over seven years. He will be dearly missed by our staff and supporters, but we are also energized by this opportunity for transformation at a time when SPCAI is poised to make a deeper and stronger impact on suffering animals around the world.

I am not a new face around here – after four years with my sleeves rolled up in SPCAI’s programs, I am excited to step into this new leadership role and help guide the organization through this transition. In just the past few months you have heard from me as I have led rescue operations to Iraq and the Philippines for animals beloved by our U.S. military personnel. Last year, I directed field work in Guatemala and Spain. And earlier this year, I testified on behalf of SPCAI at the Spanish Congress of Deputies during hearings on Spanish Greyhound abuse. I hope you will come along with me as we continue to fight abuse worldwide, help suffering animals and save countless lives.


Meredith Ayan
Interim Executive Director
SPCA International

P.S. We welcome you to take a moment to email JD Winston notes of appreciation for his years of stewardship. Check out some highlights of my recent work in our video archives.