FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Operation Military Families Reaches $1 Million in Support to Families 

More than 1,400 grants have been distributed since the program’s inception in 2013 

New York, NY (November 6, 2018) – SPCA International (SPCAI) is pleased to announce that its program Operation Military Pets has distributed more than $1 million in grants to families who are stationed around the world.

When military families are ordered to a new base in the U.S. or around the world, moving bills pile up. The military pays for many moving costs, but they don’t help our military families relocate the family pet. The cost for pet transportation can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. All over the United States shelters near military bases report high surrender rates when military families can’t afford to relocate their dog or cat. Military families are being torn apart.

SPCA International’s Operation Military Pets was started to keep military families together by providing financial assistance for pet relocation costs. All branches of the military can qualify for grants. Whether being relocated within the United States or anywhere in the world.

 “We are so proud to be able to help so many families who serve their country stay together with the pets they love, these grants have really made a difference,” said Meredith Ayan, Executive Director, SPCA International.

SPCAI has given 1405 grants and reunited 1808 animals with their families. Pets include dogs, cats, horses, bunnies and one bird and families have been stationed in 20 counties across the world.

 

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.

 

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