Feature Stories

  • Icey, the Rescue Show Dog

    February 13, 2014
    We are absolutely in love with Icey, the rescue dog that competed at Westminster!
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2014/02/07/local-rescue-dog-to-compete-at-westminster/
  • Rescue Story: Simba Heals After Years of Abuse

    February 4, 2014
    When Simba was found by SOS Galgos volunteers in Toledo, Spain, earlier this month she was hiding between trees and had an olive branch embedded in her mouth, keeping her jaw from closing properly. This cruel trick is an all too common punishment used by hunters for Greyhounds that are not performing properly. Hunters that …
  • Rescue Story: Melody’s Heart Finally Sings

    February 4, 2014
    When our team first met Melody in a rural field in central Spain, she was locked in an enclosure with 2 other adult Greyhounds. There was no sign of other humans and barely any shade from the hot Spanish sun. As we approached the gate, we could tell that she was unsure of herself and …
  • A ‘Must Read’ for Cat and Dog Lovers Alike

    February 3, 2014
    Here’s a book I look forward to checking out at the library soon: The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Already a best-seller in France, this reviewer says of The Guest Cat, “The best novels are ones that…over time, they stay with us — like small miracles.” Between this review and the book’s title – it’s …
  • You Can Help Stop Animal Suffering!

    January 23, 2014
    How often have you scrolled through the posts on your Facebook page and found an entry about animal suffering? I see these types of posts frequently because of my extensive network of animal friends – linked together by Facebook. My initial response is still to skip over these posts, yet I force myself to stop …
  • Holmes County Humane Society

    January 22, 2014
    By Lori Kalef
    The recent cold snap brought in record breaking below average temperatures prompting many severe cold weather warnings across the country. The extreme weather brought on many flight cancelations, school closures and forced businesses to close down. Many scrambled to find heat and comfort from the outside, while others suffered frostbite, hypothermia and even …
  • Domestic Violence and Pets: Finding Safety for Both Victims

    January 21, 2014
    Recently, we had the privilege of speaking to an incredibly inspiring woman who runs a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Maya Gupta. The shelter is called, Ahimsa House, meaning non-violence in Sanskrit and was founded in 2004 by Emilie Christie, a woman who fell victim to domestic violence and suffered …
  • 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.