By: Julie Spendal, SPCA International Executive Assistant Operation Military Pets not only celebrated its two-year anniversary this past month, but it also celebrated helping its 300th military family. This is a huge and proud milestone for the program because of what it represents; helping countless military families and beloved pets move all over the world so they can stay just that, a family. With much appreciation and gratitude, those families want to say thank you. The Bronk family relocated to Japan this past year and needed help bringing their dog, Parker, along with them. Operation Military Pets was happy to help and the Bronk’s couldn’t be more thrilled. “Operation Military Pets has been such a blessing to us! We can’t thank you enough for the contribution to get him here and keep our family together.” The Lunger family just recently had to relocate to Hawaii and thankfully, Diesel and Rowdy were also able to make the trip and are now hanging ten on the beach, “Thank you very much. Our whole family truly appreciates your help.” Zoe made it from the UK across the pond back to the states to be with her family because of this program and her family is overjoyed, “Thank you so much for the financial help you guys have provided us so that our wonderful dog can continue to be a part of our family.” Canine and feline pals, Wilfred and Louie, successfully made the trek from Germany back home to the US safe and sound to their families delight, “My family and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the grant to help ship our animals back to the United States with us. We appreciate you helping us keep our entire family together!” Even Aussie got to make an around the world trip from Australia to Texas with the help of this program and he and his family are forever grateful, “I feel so grateful for your assistance and for the SPCAI for helping me out with this. I can’t thank you enough, and Aussie will likely be picking out some new toys and maybe looking at an upgrade for his house, pool, and play area. Spoiled guy. Thank you again. P.S. Aussie is being a little bashful, but he thanks you too.” We are so proud of all this program has achieved in two years and we couldn’t have done it without sustaining support from SPCAI donors. Thank you!