Feature Stories

  • PETS OF CHERNOBYL

    May 28, 2019
    Generations of dogs and cats, descendants of the pets abandoned during the emergency evacuation, have continued to live despite the odds stacked against them. Find out more about the dogs of Chernobyl and how you can get involved to help.
  • Home at Last

    May 23, 2019
    Over the past two months the SPCA International community stepped up quickly with critical financial support to transport two dogs – Syri and Rubble – to the U.S. Thanks to that support, both dogs are now reunited with their battle buddies.
  • Community Mobilization in Ecuador Reduces Stray Dog Population

    April 22, 2019
    Thanks to the generous financial support of our North American supporters, dozens of volunteers and veterinary staff were able to sterilize over 50 stray dogs who live beside a dangerously busy stretch of highway in Ecuador. SPCA International staff were lucky to see them in action!
  • Staff Pick Video: Denali and His Human

    April 22, 2019
    This one’s a tear-jerker, but it reminds us all of the animals in our own lives. The bond between Denali and Ben is captured artfully in this video that chronicles their adventurous life together.
  • Saved from the Brink of Death: Star’s Incredible Transformation

    April 22, 2019
    Star was tied to a tree and left for dead when panic gripped a Dominican Republic community over several rabies cases and spurred the abandonment and killing of many innocent and healthy street dogs. Fortunately for Star, she was rescued in time.
  • 16 Pets Home Safe from the Middle East

    March 6, 2019
    The logistics are complicated, and the rescues are risky, but we recently made it to the U.S. with 16 lucky battle buddies who now call their soldier’s house “home” and their spouses and children “family.”
  • Wanted: Loving Home for Dynamic Duo

    March 5, 2019
    Chachi and Tess are two very special dogs who are looking for a very special home. When Chachi was rescued from Chernobyl, Ukraine, he was scared, anxious, and untrained. Today, thanks to the amazing people at Mission K9 Rescue who helped him blossom, Chachi and his best buddy Tess are ready for his forever home
  • Partner Spotlight: Hope for Venezuela’s Abandoned Pets

    February 9, 2019
    The tumultuous economic and political situation in Venezuela has left former household pets abandoned and starving. Thankfully, Canine Support Network (Red de Apoyo Canino) remains active, despite many other organizations closing their doors.
  • Shelters Battle Freezing Temperatures

    February 8, 2019
    As cold fronts sweep the northern hemisphere, many animal shelters face a new set of winter challenges as they struggle to save lives. From snow covered entries to homeless animals at risk of freezing to sky-high heating bills, staff and volunteers battle the elements daily and keep their facilities operational for the animals who need …
  • SOS Galgos: Hope for Spanish Greyhounds

    January 15, 2019
    “Galgos” or Spanish Greyhounds are fiercely loyal dogs that make great companions. Unfortunately, many of these beautiful animals are being abused and killed through antiquated hunting practices. Learn how SOS Galgos is changing the fate of Spanish Greyhounds for the better.