OBP: Worldwide A Day in the Life

SPCA International’s Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide program has been grounded since March. This program rescues and reunites dogs and cats with the military service members that befriended them while on deployment. Typically, these rescues take 1-2 months from start to finish, but due to COVID-19 shutdowns dozens of dogs and cats in our program are simply stuck, waiting for regular international air travel to resume. Unfortunately, many airlines have stopped operating and others have changed their animal transportation regulations. A majority of these rescues originate from the Middle East, where some airports are entirely shutdown. Now, months since the beginning of COVID-19 shutdowns, these animals are still waiting to be reunited with the military members who love them. We are working hard every day to find a solution to fly them to the U.S. as soon as possible.

Thanks to generous donors who have supported their care during this long delay, they are being well cared for by our friends in Iraq and other areas of the world. Watch this video to see what their days are like while they wait for their flights home.