Feature Stories

  • Why Cat Poop Can be Dangerous (Toxoplasmosis)

    July 22, 2014
    Welcome to my first blog post. I thought I’d take a stab at a topic that came up when I was pregnant that seems to have a lot of misconceptions surrounding it. Specifically, what is toxoplasmosis, who is at risk of contracting it, and how can I protect myself? Read on for answers to these …
  • This Abuse Will Stop!

    July 19, 2014
    Our friends at SOS Galgos took to the streets of Barcelona for a 3-kilometer march in protest against the cruelty inflicted upon the Spanish Greyhounds.
  • Two poems about what dogs think (probably)

    June 27, 2014
    Recently the daily Ted Talks email featured one of my favorite poets, Billy Collins, reciting two of his poems written from the viewpoint of dogs. They are entertaining, insightful and thought provoking. It’s just a short 4 minute video. Well worth the time!
  • Creative Ways to Encourage Adoption

    June 23, 2014
    As we all know, animal shelters are overrun with pets at this time of year as many dogs and cats unfortunately continue to reproduce. We wanted to share some of the exciting and creative ideas we’ve seen recently to encourage and increase pet adoptions.
  • A Day in the Life of a Detroit Rescue: DAWG

    June 5, 2014
    In Detroit, a poor automotive economy and a dwindling population have resulted in a rise in crime and dog fighting. Animals have no value in this harsh world and are tossed out without food, water, and shelter to fend for themselves on the brutal streets. Learn about the horrific realities through the eyes of Detroit …
  • From Baghdad to America with love: 17 more lives saved because of you!

    May 6, 2014
    A dog and cat’s life is a short one in Iraq. If they manage to escape the horrible abuse, they are likely to starve to death or die painfully due to illness or heat exhaustion. These animals are rarely shown any mercy for they are seen as worthless rodents, a nuisance to society.
  • Marines in the Philippines Need Your Help

    May 6, 2014
    This month, we aim to deploy an OBP rescue mission in a new part of the world; a reminder that US servicemen and women everywhere need our help. There are many brave men and women serving around the world making connections with animals that help them through tough times.
  • Factory Farming and “Ag-Gag” Bills

    April 9, 2014
    All of my life, I’ve never been much of a carnivore, always gravitating toward vegetables. Well before I could have understood the realities of factory farming I just knew I didn’t want to eat animals. In fifth grade, I proudly announced to my parents that I wouldn’t eat “anything that had a face”. Luckily, I …
  • Thank You – Sarge is Home!

    April 5, 2014
    I have wonderful news to share with you! Sarge reunited with Dan and his wife this week thanks to generous donations from supporters like you! Thank you so much for helping us keep this heroic and loyal military family together. Not only that, but thanks to the outpouring of support for Sarge, enough funds were …
  • Celebrating 1 Year Of Operation Military Pets; $135,000 Distributed To Military Families

    April 3, 2014
    This month we celebrate the first anniversary of SPCA International’s Operation Military Pets program. Over the past year, SPCA International has played a lifesaving role for 251 military families’ pets. For numerous financial reasons, each dog and cat faced the risk of having to be left behind – either in an already overcrowded animal shelter …