By elevating animal abuse campaigns internationally more pressure is put on local governments to strengthen and enforce animal protection laws.
COMBATING ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Through advocacy, partnerships and education campaigns, SPCAI fought against the horrific abuses of the dog meat trade, dog fighting, hunting dog abuses, for tougher anti-cruelty laws and expanded humane education.
SPCAI gathered thousands of signatures through our petitions in 2014 to encourage policy makers to make change on behalf of abused animals and animal loving members of the U.S. armed forces.
In March 2014 SPCAI was invited to lobby the Spanish Congress alongside other E.U. animal organizations on behalf of abused Spanish Greyhounds. The campaign was a huge success and culminated with a panel of five advocates, including two SPCAI staff, testifying before members of Spanish Congress of Deputies.
A healthy animal population helps combat animal abuse and neglect, and protects the human population at the same time.
The most effective way of controlling animal overpopulation is through spay and neuter. Trap, neuter and release programs result in reduced abuse and neglect, improve animal health and increase life spans. SPCAI spay and neuter campaigns and grants reached animal populations in 17 countries in 2014.
With shelters at full capacity all over the world, many governments turn to inhumane culling as a solution to animal overpopulation. SPCAI's Shelter Support program distributed $102,000 in grants worldwide in 2014 to help shelters combat homelessness in their communities.
PROMOTING HEALTHY POPULATIONS
SPCAI Veterinary Supply Aid program distributed over 45,000 medicines to 7 countries in 2014, safeguarding strays from illness, infection and unnecessary suffering.
"Thousands of animals in Panama have been spayed and neutered thanks to SPCA International's support. They have given us invaluable veterinary supplies for animals in need - supplies that are hard or impossible for us to get without their help. SPCAI is true to its mission and we are so grateful for their support and partnership." - Pat Chan, Spay Panama