UPDATE: Last week, SPCAI was alerted to 6 new kittens and 2 puppies who now also need your help, increasing the count to more than 30 animals that need to be rescued by SPCAI before time runs out. Because it takes $2000-$4000 to save each animal, we've raised our goal to $75,000 to ensure each and every animal can be saved.
About the Campaign:
More than 30 U.S. soldiers’ pets need your help before time runs out! SPCA International’s (SPCAI) Operation Baghdad Pups Program needs to rescue these animals from war zones overseas by June 1st. But we can’t do it without you!
Due to the extreme Middle Eastern heat, air travel becomes unsafe for animals and all airlines place an embargo on animal travel, which remains in effect until October 1st. If SPCAI cannot rescue these animals before June 1st, many of their soldiers will be forced to leave their animal companions behind to certain death. Your donation will help us provide these patriot pets with travel crates, vaccinations, and transportation from the Middle East all the way to the soldier’s home in the U.S. The cost of saving these animals is great – but cannot be compared to the comfort and companionship these animals bring to our troops.
Please, help today! Our U.S. troops are waiting to hear that we will help. Start your own personal fundraising page right now. Share this with your family and friends and spread the word about how important this program is to our troops.
APPROXIMATELY EVERY $4,000 SAVES ONE ADULT ANIMAL
APPROXIMATELY EVERY $2,000 SAVES ONE INFANT ANIMAL
RESCUED TO DATE: 318 DOGS, 80 CATS, 1 DONKEY
About Operation Baghdad Pups:
U.S. troops stationed around the world befriend local animals as a way to help cope with the emotional hardships they endure every day while deployed far away from friends and family. The Operation Baghdad Pups program provides veterinary care and coordinates complicated logistics and transportation requirements in order to reunite these beloved pets with their soldiers back in the U.S. These important animals help our heroes find a sense of normalcy and love in the midst of uncertainty and separation. And, when our troops return home, the same pet can help them readjust and heal their emotional, mental and physical wounds.
About SPCA International
The mission of SPCA International (www.spcai.org) is simple but vast: to advance the safety and well-being of animals. SPCA International operates a variety of outreach, rescue and educational programs. Each program is designed not only to begin new lifesaving efforts, but also to empower and assist animal activists already operating on the front lines in their communities. SPCA International has educated hundreds of thousands of people through outreach initiatives and continues to have an impact daily through programs like Operation Baghdad Pups, Shelter Programs, and SPCA Answers.