Donkey on beach pulling cart
Donkey on beach pulling cart

The Need

Around the world as many as 200 million animals transport goods to markets, children to schools and water and supplies to remote communities. This essential but forgotten workforce of donkeys, horses, mules, camels and elephants supports the livelihoods of a billion people worldwide – yet only a small fraction will ever gain desperately-needed access to veterinary care. When working animals are sick, injured or in pain, there is no rest. Their hard lives are often short and filled with pain.

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Will you help provide life-saving wells?

Mongolian horses often become severely dehydrated and exhausted in their search of water. Please help end their suffering today.

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Please help us reach more working animals like Mheri

Our mobile clinics are a lifeline for working animals who live in the most remote areas. Please help SPANA reach more vulnerable animals and save them from agony.

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Help Mali’s rubbish dump donkeys

Exhausted and starving, animals working on Mali’s rubbish dumps resort to eating plastic bags and rusting metal. Please help them today.

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be part of the solution

By providing free veterinary care, farriery, dentistry, humane education, emergency feed and professional training, we’re building a more compassionate future for working animals. But the scale of the problem is vast and there are millions of working animals in pain that need SPANA’s help right now. We won’t rest until every working animal enjoys a life free from suffering.

We receive no government funding. Every success you read about here really was made possible by people like you who, like us, cannot ignore the daily struggle of hardworking animals. We can do nothing at all without you – if you believe working animals deserve compassion and care, find out more about how you could be part of the solution…

Infographic reading '80% of the world's working equines are found in the developing countries - 97% of mules, 96% of donkeys, 60% of horses
Illustration of donkeys
Illustration of donkeys
Illustration of horses