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.

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...

Man standing next to camel

One treatment saves two lives in India

SPANA vets in India were delighted to see Durga and his camel Hira again. Discover why.

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.

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...

Man standing next to camel

One treatment saves two lives in India

SPANA vets in India were delighted to see Durga and his camel Hira again. Discover why.

How do wehelp?

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

Sien Nen, the elephant

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.