This year, many animals around the globe remained at-risk as the rising cost of goods threatened economies and livelihoods. The poorest countries have been hardest hit and it is no coincidence they are also some of the countries with the worst conditions for animals.
Thanks to you, SPCA International was able to rush aid where it was needed most. These are just a few of the things we accomplished together in 2022.
Over 360 cats, dogs, horses, rabbits and reptiles were able to travel with their military families to new duty stations through our Operation Military Pets program. Unfortunately, the often extremely high costs of moving a pet internationally put military families in an impossible situation. This program honors military families by recognizing that pets are family too!
After a long and complicated process, we welcomed 20 dogs adopted by military members serving overseas in July 2022. These pups had been stuck in limbo for months as the CDC enforced strict animal import guidelines. We are happy to report that the restrictions have eased thanks to continued and coordinated pressure from SPCA International and other animal welfare groups.
With your support, over $160k was dedicated to promoting spay and neuter through targeted education and free or low-cost spay and neuter clinics. Spay and neuter continues to be the best way to keep animal populations under control, which means they are cared for by people and stay healthy. Keeping animals healthy keeps communities healthy.
Through our innovative Veterinary Supply Aid program, hundreds of units of medicine and medical supplies were sent around the globe to treat hurt and suffering animals. Generous North American businesses donate the supplies free of charge and generous donations provide for the cost of shipping supplies where they are needed most.
Thank you for making this important work possible. YOUR support saved lives and eased suffering in 2022. We look forward to all we will accomplish together in 2023. In fact, you can make a year-end tax-deductible donation or set up regular monthly giving to support animals in 2023 by taking action right now.