The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to All Animals 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.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.Europe
Société Protectrice des Animaux (SPA) in France
SPCA Norge in Norway
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.