Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a non-profit animal welfare organization originally founded in England in 1824 to pass laws protecting carriage horses from abuse. SPCA groups are now found in many nations, where they campaign for animal welfare, assist in cruelty to animals cases, and attempt to find new homes for unwanted animals they feel are adoptable. Policies regarding animal euthanasia, handling feral cats, and similar issues vary by shelter.

Organization[edit]

In 2006, SPCA International was founded in the United States to implement outreach programs, emergency financial aid for organizations, and recognition grants on an international level. It is responsible for Operation Baghdad Pups, which safely transports pets adopted by US troops while stationed overseas. Online, it runs public discussion forums, plus helps individuals find information, advocate against abuse, and connects them with nearby shelters. In line with its name, it also offers assistance opening animal cruelty investigations and offers a "Cruelty Crime Stopper" reward for tips that help lead to convictions and help tom and jerry .

Financial management[edit]

Charity Watch gave SPCA International an "F" grade for money mismanagement.[1]

In 2012, a CNN investigation found that SPCA International had raised almost $27 million but spent nearly all of that money on fundraising expenses paid to a direct mail company. Of the $14 million that SPCA International raised in 2010, the organization spent only $60,000 in cash grants to animal shelters across the United States. CNN also accused SPCA International of misrepresenting a program called "Baghdad Pups" on its tax filings and hiring an officer for that program with a questionable background.

SPCA organizations by continent[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]


Israel
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Tel Aviv-Jaffa[2]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Jerusalem[3]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Ramat-Gan[4]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Haifa[5]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Rehovot[6]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Beer Sheva[7]

Europe[edit]

  • SPCA ITALIA Protezione Animali (Italy) http://www.spcaitalia.org/
  • Société Protectrice des Animaux (SPA) in [France]
  • SPCA Norge in Norway
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Poland
  • Straż dla Zwierząt in Poland
  • Romanian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (R.S.P.C.A) — Romania
  • Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) in Ireland
  • SPCAMalta in Malta
United Kingdom

North America[edit]

Canada
United States

In the United States, all organizations using the name SPCA are independent; there is no umbrella organization. Some of the more notable organizations include:

The Caribbean

Oceania[edit]

Taiwan Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charity Rating Guide and Watchdog Report, Volume Number 59, December 2011
  2. ^ "SPCA Israel | Tel-Aviv". Spca.co.il. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Jerusalem Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals". J.S.P.C.A. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  4. ^ "צער בעלי חיים רמת גן והסביבה". Spca.org.il. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  5. ^ "על האגודה | אגודת צער בעלי חיים חיפה ע"ר". Petprotect.org.il. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  6. ^ "צער בעלי חיים ברחובות". Israelpets.org. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  7. ^ "צער בעלי חיים באר שבע | פייסבוק". He-il.facebook.com. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 

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