SPCA International Announces Expanded Global Effort to Protect and Save Animals in 2012

NEW YORK, Jan 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — SPCA International ( www.spcai.org ) announces a renewed focus on refugee animals in crisis due to natural disasters, famine, political turmoil or war in 2012. The animal rights group expects to send millions more in supply aid to struggling shelters worldwide.

SPCAI distributed over $7 million in medical aid and supplies to shelters in Panama, Kuwait, Tanzania, Guatemala and Hong Kong. Thanks to donors and achieving program growth goals, SPCA International distributed more financial grants to shelters domestically and globally than ever before.

“2011 was our most successful year of operations to date and we look forward to supporting and collaborating with even more animal shelters and rescue groups in 2012,” said Stephanie Scott of the SPCAI. “Our mission is truly a global effort and we are determined to see that this year we reach even more areas in need of attention domestically and around the world. In Panama alone, we were able to spay and neuter more than 1,100 dogs and cats in just one weekend last September.”

SPCA International completed and surpassed its 100th ‘Operation Baghdad Pups’ mission to the Middle East in 2011 and the famous program is back at work this week with teams traveling to Iraq to save more desperate animals who U.S. troops were forced to leave behind during the withdrawal. Through ongoing efforts these true military heroes will be reunited with the soldiers that love them very soon.

“In 2012 we hope to distribute more than $9 million in medical supply aid worldwide. Our team is also poised to respond to more international crises than ever before, which will allow us to increase the numbers of animals we reach significantly. We encourage supporters to watch for fun changes coming to our website, spcai.org, early in the year. The redesigned site will engage, educate and activate people like never before,” said Scott.

For more information on SPCA International’s life-saving work or to make a donation in support of this cause, please visit www.spcai.org.

SOURCE: SPCA International

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