Feature Stories

  • Fighting the Dog Meat Trade in the Philippines

    January 17, 2014
    You may remember PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society) as one of the organizations SPCA International has worked with on several occasions for disaster relief. Did you know that PAWS was also the first animal welfare organization to successfully lobby for an anti-cruelty law in the Philippines? The Animal Welfare Act of 1998 was passed into ...
  • Yellow Ribbon Warning

    January 16, 2014
    How many times have you walked down the street, passing one person after another, without saying a word to one of them? Plenty I’m sure. It’s often a different situation though when the person approaching you on the street has a dog with them. Then you usually stop and say something – ...
  • Struggle to Help Neglected Animals in Thailand Continues

    January 15, 2014
    For close to two years, SPCA International has been involved in the welfare of the animals at a remote Buddhist Temple in Thailand about 45 minutes outside Bangkok’s city center.
  • A Career Change Leads to a Way to Help Animals

    December 20, 2013
    Three years ago I was just another burned out cog in the advertising world. In my decade of working long hours at the computer producing ads for giant corporations with questionable practices, I did my best to balance the harm I was causing my body and the world by exercising, volunteering and fundraising for various ...
  • An Amazing Bush Rescue Story and the Heroes Who Made It Happen

    November 25, 2013
    How does one begin to thank two heroes who, by their generosity of spirit and tireless efforts, have forever enriched the lives of many strangers? Publicly acknowledging their important, selfless work is a start.
  • Wedding Donation Program

    October 22, 2013
    You can now help homeless, abused and abandoned animals all over the world by celebrating your special day with our Wedding Donation Program. Requesting that your guests make a tax-deductible donation in lieu of wedding gifts is a fantastic way to make a difference in the lives of animals in need.
  • Mega Spay Campaign Underway in Panama

    October 3, 2013
    Update from Oct 1st 2013 The third consecutive mega spay event done in Panama in association with SPCAI kicked off at 8am in Las Mañanitas at the Santa Ascencion del Señor Church. Low-income families love their pets but cannot keep all the litters of puppies and kittens that are born up to three times a year. ...
  • Appalling Traditions of Cruelty toward Greyhounds in Spain

    September 4, 2013
    In a country known for its beauty and expansive culture, lies a dark and gruesome secret – hundreds of thousands of Greyhounds are openly abused, abandoned or cruelly killed each year by local hunters. The age old tradition of hunting hares with Galgos, or Greyhounds, in Spain has been around for thousands of years, and the ...
  • Meaningful Giving: Learning to Choose your Charity

    September 4, 2013
    There’s a line from one of my favorite movies—Ever After—which sums up quite neatly why many people choose not to get involved in charitable giving. It’s part of a conversation between Crown Prince Henry II, and the woman he believes to be a courtier—Countess Nicole de Lancret, aka the commoner Danielle de Barbarac. He’s explaining ...