SPCA International Distributed Over $5M in International Veterinary Supply Aid in 2010

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In keeping with its founding mission to support independent animal shelters and promote the safety of animals, SPCA International (www.spcai.org) distributed a total of $5 million dollars in veterinary supply aid last year. The materials were sent to shelters and animal groups in Haiti, Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and Central America.

“The fact is in places like Haiti and around the world, thousands upon thousands of animals are homeless and suffering in the streets”

Specifically, SPCA International (Society for the Protection of Cruelty of Animals International) made donations of nearly $1.5 million in supply aid to the Animal Friends League of Kuwait and another $1.5 million to the Asociación Hondureňa Protectora de los Animales y su Ambiente (AHPRA) in Honduras. The non-profit also donated more than $800,000 in supplies to Elephant Care International in Nepal and nearly $700,000 to the Tanzania Animal Welfare Society.

In Haiti, SPCA International continued its support by sending $500,000 in supplies to veterinary shelters and animal groups working to treat homeless and injured or sick animals still suffering in the wake of the devastating earthquake.

“The fact is in places like Haiti and around the world, thousands upon thousands of animals are homeless and suffering in the streets,” said Stephanie Scott, Director of Communications for SPCA International. “We are continuing to provide aid and support to the independent shelters and groups working so desperately to treat and save the homeless animals in their area. And in Iraq, we continue working to help homeless animals affected by war through our program, Operation Baghdad Pups.”

SPCA International Shelter and Emergency Grants are available for organizations experiencing unusual disasters or emergencies. For more information on SPCA International’s Shelter and Emergency Grant programs, please visitwww.spcai.org

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