NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SPCA International (www.spcai.org) celebrates the holiday season by launching a new online social fundraising platform that gives supporters the opportunity to create their own fundraising page to help raise the much needed funds to fulfill SPCA International’s ‘Operation Baghdad Pups’ mission. Operation Baghdad Pups is one of the SPCA International’s largest, most prominent programs and has been recognized internationally for its success in reuniting U.S. Troops with their beloved pets befriended during service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program provides veterinary care and coordinates the complex logistics and transportation challenges to make these miraculous reunions possible.
The new social fundraising platform is designed to be fun and easy for supporters to use. SPCA International hopes that supporters will enjoy this opportunity to engage in social activism online.
“It’s an incredible feeling to see one of our military heroes reunite with a dog or cat they befriended while they were serving overseas but had to leave behind when their duty was done,” said Stephanie Scott of the SPCA International. “It is amazing to witness the deep bond between our soldiers and their war-time buddies. For many U.S. troops, these animals were part of their military family and were involved in everyday military operations.”
To date, Operation Baghdad Pups has rescued 284 dogs, 76 cats and one donkey. To learn more go to www.spcai.org. To visit the new social fundraising platform directly visit: http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise/team?ftid=4187.