Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International

ADVANCING THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF ANIMALS THROUGH AWARENESS, ADVOCACY AND ACTION WORLDWIDE

Dear friends,

2014 was a year of remarkable growth and advancement for SPCA International. We celebrated milestones and expanded our reach both within the United States and internationally. We cut overhead while strengthening and expanding our programs.

Our staff has worked tirelessly to identify issues and work with local partners to address needs and find methods to stop animal cruelty, reduce stray animal populations, and find loving homes for animals in need.

In one of my proudest moments of the year, we were given the distinct honor of testifying at the Spanish Congress of Deputies in March, 2014. This was a critical step forward in our ultimate goal of outlawing the cruel traditions of abuse and killing of Spanish Greyhounds. Standing beside our incredible partners and armed with thousands of signatures of support, we showed Spain the world is watching and waiting for their action.

As you look through this report, I hope you remember that it is because of the unwavering support of our 174,095 donors and our talented and dedicated staff that we are able to accomplish so much. I come to work every day with one thought: I'd like to someday see a world where my job is obsolete because people have learned to respect and care for animals.

Until the day that dream is a reality we will continue to be a voice and to stand up for these animals. Thank you for standing alongside us.

With gratitude,

Meredith Ayan Executive Director

Meredith Ayan
Executive Director