An independent and non-profit organization, the Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) was officially established on 31 January 1994, by a voluntary management council. Mr.Meechai Veeravaidya was appointed as its first Chairman .
In August 1997, TSPCA had been granted an affiliate status with the UK-based Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) which has worldwide network of over 140 countries.
On 16 October 1997, TSPCA has been officially registered as non-profit and non-governmental organization to be active on the conservation and protection of Thailand’s natural resources and environment according to the Act on the Promotion and Conservation of the Quality of Natural Resources and Environment B.E. 2535