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A Record-Breaking Year for SPCA International With Grants Totaling $750,000+ in 2019 to Smaller Animal Groups Worldwide

Distributed over 90 grants that funded like-minded programs and organizations

New York, NY (January 31, 2020) – SPCA International (SPCAI) had a record-breaking year awarding more grant funding in 2019 than ever before. This grant funding provides support to vital programs that will ensure the safety and well-being of animals across the globe.

The funding is distributed through SPCAI’s Shelter Support Fund which supports and partners with smaller animal welfare organizations domestically and worldwide to increase their impact. In 2019, SPCAI awarded over 90 grants, totaling over $750,000. Since 2007, SPCAI has assisted animal shelters and rescue groups in every U.S. state and over 70 countries around the world.

“2019 was an incredible year for shelter grants. We are looking forward to expanding our reach with more amazing recipients in 2020,” said Meredith Ayan, Executive Director, SPCA International. “Each one of these deserving organizations are making a difference in their community by making the world a better place for animals in need.”

The grant program focuses on smaller shelters and rescue groups with little to no donor base. SPCAI funding allows these organizations to rescue, treat, vaccinate, sterilize and home more animals.

The latest recipients are: Compassion and Responsibly for Animals (Philippines); Unidad de Proteccion Animal (Philippines); Leon County Humane Society (Florida); Patricia Blanco Animal Foundation (Florida); Shabnam Shelter (British Columbia); Dubuque Regional Humane Society (Iowa); Sibanye Animal Welfare and Conservancy Trust (Zimbabwe); Libearty Bear Sanctuary (Romania); Pets and Animal Welfare Society of Kurdistan (Iraq); SOS Galgos (Spain); Asociatia Sava’s Safe Haven (Romania); Syrian Association for Rescuing Animals (Syria); Furever Rescue Foster Home (Egypt); Spay Panama (Panama); Oito Vidas (Brazil); International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (United Kingdom); Ravi Foundation (Pakistan); Red de Apoyo Canino (Venezuela); One World Actors Productions – Animal Rescues (France); Help Animals – Cat Shelter (Serbia); Furget-me-not Rescue (Thailand); TerrAnimal (Ecuador); Ruff Tales Rescue (Georgia); Save Animals (Democratic Republic of Congo); Clearly Veg, Inc.(Washington); Dog Rescue Romania (Romania); Korean K9 Rescue (South Korea); Asociacion Humanitaria Para la Proteccion Animal (Costa Rica); Sneha’s Care (Nepal); Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals L’Ouest De L’ile (Canada); Clean Futures Fund (Michigan); Tanzania Animal Welfare Society (Tanzania); Tanzania Animal Protection Organization (Tanzania); Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Beirut); Bo Ai Animal Protection Centre of Guagyuan (China); K9 Global Rescue (Colorado); Sighthound Sanctuary & Animal Services (Oregon); Corner Brook Scaredy Cat Rescue (Newfoundland); Lawrence County Humane Society (Kentucky); Sunshine Kitty Rescue and Adoptions (Canada); Healing Animal Sonya’s Cat and Animal Rescue (Canada); Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Italia (Italy); Rescue Animals of North Africa (Tunisia); Animal Rescue Nyander Guard (Japan); Asociación de Amigos de los Animales (Guatemala) ; Visitin Vets International (Oregon); Asociatia Sache (Romania); Stray Dog Support (Wisconsin); Raincoast Dog Rescue Society (Canada) ; Aslan’s Cats (New York); Detroit Animal Welfare Group (Michigan); Playa Animal Rescue (Mexico); Animal Friends of Kurdistan (Iraq); Fundacion Amigos de Animales Boguete (Panama); Campaign Against Cruelty to Animals in Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone); Ligue de Protection des Animaux du Calaisis (France); Humane Society St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands); Dharamsala Animal Rescue (India); Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Fiji (Fiji); Putnam County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (New York); Kurdistan Organization for Animal Rights Protection (Iraq); Helping Paws Across Boarders (New Mexico); Animal Welfare Association – Rescue/Education (Guatemala); Reversed Rescue (California); Family Dog Rescue (California); Animal House Jamaica (Jamaica); Vucjack Shelter (Serbia);.

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About SPCA International:

SPCA International (https://www.spcai.org/about-spcai/) is a global animal welfare organization with a mission that is simple, but vast: to advance the safety and well-being of animals. Through outreach, rescue and education programs SPCA International spearheads lifesaving initiatives and assists grassroots animal activists worldwide.