Improving the welfare of working animals

Join thousands of other Australians who believe that, for hardworking animals, a life of work shouldn’t mean a life of suffering.  

Ethiopia vet treating horse

Covid-19 update

Please be reassured that during this difficult time, SPANA will keep caring for working animals in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Please help animals suffering from malnutrition

Take a minute to consider working animals around the world that have to endure the horrifying effects of malnutrition.

Sydney City2Surf

Thousands of fundraisers take to the streets of Sydney in the City2Surf event. Discovoer how you can take part and support working animals the world...

Ethiopia vet treating horse

Covid-19 update

Please be reassured that during this difficult time, SPANA will keep caring for working animals in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Please help animals suffering from malnutrition

Take a minute to consider working animals around the world that have to endure the horrifying effects of malnutrition.

Sydney City2Surf

Thousands of fundraisers take to the streets of Sydney in the City2Surf event. Discovoer how you can take part and support working animals the world...

How do we help?

Thanks to the generous support of our supporters in Australia and worldwide, we deliver free veterinary care to working animals in some of the poorest communities in the world. SPANA projects across the world give working animals the best chance of a life free from unnecessary pain and suffering.

There are over 

200m

working animals around the world, being used as trucks, tractors and taxis

We treat more than  

388k

working animals in need each year

We provide free treatment from over

50

veterinary facilities worldwide

Helping an elephant with an itch

The SPANA team in Myanmar recently helped Sien Nen, a 58-year-old elephant.

How you can help

Whether it’s making a donation, raising money, running a marathon, giving your time or leaving a legacy, there are lots of ways you can help working animals with SPANA.