With the 2,000th grant awarded for military pet transport, SPCA International is honored to continue supporting troops through the Operation Military Pets program.
Operation Military Pets helps soldiers transport their pets to new duty stations in the U.S. and abroad. Unfortunately, the military doesn’t pay for pet relocation and families are burdened with the high cost of pet shipping. Overseas destinations can be extremely expensive, sometimes costing thousands of dollars per animal. SPCA International is proud to ease this financial burden for our soldiers. Here are some photos and messages from just a few of the soldiers we have supported recently.
Thank you very much for the assistance throughout this process. I have received the grant and it is very appreciated. Moving from overseas back home during COVID proved to be much harder and more expensive than anything we have dealt with before. This money is a huge help and we are very grateful for it, thank you again. The dogs made the trip with no issues and are loving their new home here in Rhode Island thanks to your assistance. – Captain Wertz U.S. Army
SPCA International helped me cover some of the cost of shipping my Beagle/Pug mix from Guam to Virginia. From the beginning of the application, to phase 2 and when I was finally approved of funds, the staff at SPCA were extremely polite, kind and understanding of my personal situation. They kept me informed of my status and made me feel important with regards to shipping my dog. […] Me and my dog are forever grateful for their help. – Lieutenant Junior Grade Ewings, U.S. Navy
I am an active duty servicemember, and hurting financially, since I have to transport my dog from overseas back to United States due to military orders. This organization reviewed my situation and helped me cover some of the cost associated with pet transport (not funded by military). They are a lifesaver! Helping military families ease financial burden, and in keeping their furbabies. Thank you SPCA! – Petty officer second class Go, U.S. Navy
We are forever grateful for your organization and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! You all helped us from going into major debt getting our boys from the United States to the UK, especially after the flight prices doubled due to the pandemic. […] Thank you so much for all you do!! – Staff Sergeant Cole, U.S. Army