Zakaria bears a heavy load

Zakaria works grueling hours on the hot and dangerous rubbish dumps of Bamako, Mali alongside…

A SPANA Zimbabwe vet treats a donkey's ear infection

An ear-itating injury

For Zawadi the donkey, a small cut had turned in to a serious infection which…

A group of Tanzanian children give donkeys water and learn about animal welfare

A child’s dream of becoming a vet

In Tanzania, SPANA is reaching in to more classrooms to spread the word about kindness…

Mali mobile clinic

Mali Mobile Clinic receives funding

We are very grateful for the incredible support of The Anthony V Martin Charitable Foundation…

Spring Raffle winners announcement

Thanks to everyone who has entered the Lucky Horseshoe Spring Raffle. Your kindness will help…

Ann Widdecombe stands next to working donkey in Mauritania

Ann Widdecombe visits Mauritania with SPANA

SPANA ambassador Ann Widdecombe recently travelled to Nouakchott in Mauritania to see how SPANA is helping…

SPANA vets holding books

SPANA vets celebrated

Four SPANA vets were celebrated for their work earlier this month, after winning a competition…

Vet treating grey horse

Apply for funding for veterinary projects

Looking for funding for veterinary projects? SPANA’s 2018-19 veterinary outreach programme is now open to…

Donkey lying down

People in the UK are unaware of the dangers that donkeys are facing

Across Africa, millions of donkeys are at risk due to the growing demand for ‘ejiao’,…

Stopping the donkey skin trade

SPANA CEO speaks out about the donkey skin trade

SPANA Chief Executive Geoffrey Dennis explains how millions of donkeys are at risk because of…

Leaping donkey foal

Our Autumn Raffle winners

Thank you so much to everyone that played our Lucky Horseshoe Autumn Raffle. Your kindness…

A popular destination for Jordan’s children

Children’s charity Al Yasmin visits SPANA Jordan’s education centre for their third time to learn…

Donkey and cart in Morocco

Animal Welfare Charities Unite For Worldwide Welfare Policy

U.K. animal welfare charities SPANA, Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, and World Horse Welfare today announce their first…

Horse being treated in Ethiopia

SPANA Receives Two Awards, Including “Best Animal Welfare Charity”

We’re excited to announce that SPANA has been named “Best Animal Welfare Charity” (for Europe,…

Working horses in Marrakech

Charities join forces to promote welfare standards for working equids

The time is now for coordinated action to make improved welfare a reality for working…

Baby foals, brown and grey

SPANA’s Autumn Raffle Winners

A huge thank you to everybody who took part in this year’s Autumn Raffle. We’re…

Knitted donkey, camel, ox and elephant

Meet the new addition to SPANA’s Big Knit for Vet Kit family

Meet the new addition to our Big Knit for Vet Kit family, Emma the Elephant!…

Lufti the brown horse with his owner Hamad in Jordan

Lufti the horse with breathing problems

The SPANA Jordan team were on hand to help a four-year old horse experiencing breathing…

SPANA vet handing owner new bit for brown donkey

Exchanging Zrika’s painful equipment

Poorly fitting equipment can cause discomfort and infection for working animals the world over. Read…

SPANA supporters petting donkey

Remembering Linda

Our team in Marrakech recently gave a very warm welcome to SPANA supporters Alex Bell,…

SPANA vet technician feeding donkey undergoing treatment

Life-saving surgery for Gemima

Heavily pregnant donkey Gemima was brought to Chemaia, Morocco by her owner Abdelmajid El Khadi…

A SPANA farrier filing Imed's hooves

Helping Imed’s Overgrown Hooves at Our Mobile Clinic

Because of money raised by the Vet Charity Challenge, our vet team in Tunisia are…

SPANA veterinary team discussing case

Vets With Horsepower Provide New Equipment in Mauritania

SPANA Veterinary Programme Advisor, Hannah Davies, and Alfonso Martin, equine vet from Auburn Equine Clinic…

Brown horse during treatment

Getting a filly feeling better

Filly, Sawda was brought to our veterinary centre in Had Ouled Frej, Morocco, by her…

A camel in Tunisia

Caring for camels in India

SPANA are funding a new mobile clinic to provide free treatment for working camels in…

Donkeys awaiting treatment by SPANA veterinary staff

Working Donkey Champions – Veterinary Outreach

SPANA has been running a veterinary outreach programme for the past 20 years. The programme…

SPANA vet removing harness from a light brown donkey

Improving donkey care in Kenya

Narok County in Kenya is home to the Maasai pastoral community, who rely heavily on…

Donkeys pulling cart

Donkeys for development

Over the past year, SPANA has helped to fund the P.E.A.C.E Foundation’s ‘Donkeys for Development’…

Large horse pulling cart in rural Romania

Horse Reflectors Saving Lives in Romania

SPANA has been working with the Romanian Children’s Humanitarian Foundation to help protect horses and…

Owner with brown donkey

Helping Momo – an overloaded donkey

Life can be extremely hard for working animals, as they are often under immense physical…

Big Knit for Vet Kit logo

Big Knit: Bulo’s tale

Knit Hattie the horse and help working animals like Bulo. Bulo the 16-year-old carthorse works…

Community development workshop - local owners feeding horses

Tackling Malnutrition with Training

Despite gruelling workloads, many of the working animals SPANA vets treat are suffering malnutrition, a…

Mali’s riding school for disabled children

Changing lives, one ride at a time… In Bamako, Mali’s capital city, the SPANA team…

First World War soldier leading horse with dog on back

War horse

The immense contribution of horses during the Great War. Much-loved Uncle Jack, who had served…