On World Animal Day this year (4 October), we are highlighting the devastating impact of climate change and environmental problems on working animals across the world and the poverty-stricken communities they support.
Drought, natural disasters (such as flooding, cyclones and wildfires), plastic pollution and other serious issues are threatening the survival of animals on an unprecedented scale.
Thankfully, SPANA is offering a lifeline to working animals in many of the world’s poorest communities. Our teams are providing vital veterinary treatment and vaccinations to animals in desperate need, as well as carrying out emergency projects to ensure that water, feed, shelter and other support is available to animals in crisis situations.
For instance, in response to the most severe drought in years in the Turkana region of Kenya, SPANA constructed a 110-metre-deep solar-powered borehole to provide an ongoing supply of fresh water to more than 15,000 animals, including donkeys and camels.
This World Animal Day, we’re asking for your support to help prevent suffering and ensure that animals under severe threat from environmental catastrophe receive the urgent assistance they need.