Feature Stories

  • Mission Almost Impossible: 21 Pups Out of Baghdad

    August 13, 2015
    One of the joys and challenges about our Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide program is that the many details it takes to coordinate these missions change on a daily, if not hourly basis. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. It’s a nail biter every time and this mission is no different.
  • SPCAI Protests Abuse in Barcelona

    July 2, 2015
    On June 13th, 2015 we joined our partner organizations, SOS Galgos and C.R.E.L. in Barcelona to march through the streets to protest the cruel practice of using Greyhounds for hare coursing.
  • Challenging Baghdad Pups Rescues Underway

    July 2, 2015
    During coordination of an Iraqi rescue mission, it is often the case that I speak with more people in Iraq than in my own country!
  • How Many People Does It Take To Get 2 Dogs Out Of Baghdad?

    June 6, 2015
    The answer to that is way too many to count on two hands! Over the last few months, our team has been hard at work with OBP:Worldwide rescue missions for American military personnel serving around the globe. In fact, in the span of one month, we reunited 7 dogs from 3 different countries with their …
  • You mean we really get to go live with you in the U.S.?

    May 21, 2015
    This past month, Operation Baghdad Pups brought home 3 beloved mascots befriended by soldiers deployed in Egypt. Bingo, Scrappy and Whiskey could hardly believe that they would get to spend the rest of their lives with the soldiers who cared for and loved them while they were serving overseas.
  • OBP: Worldwide – Egypt Rescues Underway

    April 24, 2015
    The days and nights can be very long and grueling for our service men and women deployed overseas. Our brave heroes go many months without seeing their loved ones or enjoying the simple comforts of home. So when Whiskey wandered into the heart of this young captain stationed in the middle of the Sinai desert, …
  • Dog Rescue Romania is Saving Lives Every Day

    April 3, 2015
    In Romania, it is very common to see dozens of unwanted dogs in just a one-block radius in downtown Bucharest. They roam the streets in search of food, shelter and perhaps a kind hand, but sadly, the plight for these dogs is an awful one. Abused, neglected, starved and killed; they are unwelcomed.
  • Watch the Documentary: “February: The Fear of Spanish Greyhounds”

    April 3, 2015
    We are pleased to share the online release of the award winning documentary, February: The Fear of Spanish Greyhounds. As many of our supporters know, in many rural areas of Spain there exists an age-old tradition of cruelty toward greyhounds used in hare coursing. Filmmaker Irene Blanquez’s documentary focuses on the inhumane treatment, …
  • Big Thanks to Operation Military Pets

    April 3, 2015
    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 …
  • Tails from an Animal Welfare Volunteer: How to Successfully Navigate the Adoption Process

    March 27, 2015
    I volunteer weekly for an amazing, all-volunteer run rescue in Canada. If I had to sum myself up in one sentence, I would say that I am passionate about all things animal welfare. Being directly involved with several rescue organizations and animal adoptions has been one of the most difficult, but also one of the …