July 13, 2009, Washington, DC – On Saturday, July 11, actresses Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters honored SPCA International at the annual “Broadway Barks” – a star-studded dog and cat adopt-a-thon in New York City hosted Broadway Cares. SPCA International’s Operation Baghdad Pups program was awarded a PEDIGREE® certificate for outstanding service and courageous efforts on behalf of U.S. service members and their pets.
Operation Baghdad Pups’ most recent rescue on June 1, 2009, was a dog named Laia, whose soldier was killed in Iraq in May as a result of wounds from a roadside bomb. Laia is now living a safe, happy, healthy life in Michigan.
SPCA International requests donations in honor of all our military heroes and the countless animal casualties of war.