The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Animal welfare is a global issue. In order to reach other cultures and teach by example, we must leave our own backyard. With this principal in mind, in November 2013, we launched our global outreach program, travelling to the Bahamas to rescue our first two international One Lucky Pups, eight-week-old potcake siblings Bay and Breezy. Both puppies had sustained serious injury due to blunt force trauma and were facing euthanasia. After three months of fostering and rehabilitation, Breezy recovered from surgery to repair a side hernia and Bay underwent an amputation of his foreleg. We successfully adopted these two very lucky pups together to a wonderful home in Maryland.
In February 2014 we joined the SPCA International’s program Operation Baghdad Pups on a mission to Iraq to assist on their rescue. The program unites service men and women with the dogs and cats they rescued while deployed. In addition to rescue assistance, we provided a transport grant that enabled three dogs and one cat to make a safe passage to the US. Shortly after our founder’s return, it was learned two of the puppies who came back on the mission lost their intended homes and so we added Ameera and Stevie Nicks to our One Lucky Pup program, placing them into foster while they were vetted and evaluated, then adopting them into loving homes.
Our global animal welfare program includes animal transport support to servicemen and women who are deployed overseas, as well as a travelers who rescue a stray animal while abroad and cannot afford the full costs of transport. These grants, named after the first international rescue dog our founder brought back to the US from Iraq in May 2012, are called Houdini Grants. Our grant programs rely on donations. Supporters may designate to which program their donation goes to.