Four men standing with horse
Four men standing with horse

Our work

What we do

We work in some of the poorest and most remote areas of the world, improving the lives of working animals that plough fields and transport goods, people and water.

We’re the world’s leading charity helping all species of working animals – and, for many animals, SPANA vets are the only ones they’ll ever see. SPANA protects working animals today by vet treatment and help in emergencies. But we’re also building a better future for working animals by teaching children compassion and training owners in proper care.

Discover how we’re helping working animals through veterinary treatment, training and education,and how you can support SPANA’s work by making a donation.

We
Treat
by providing free veterinary care when animals suffer
We
Train
by building expertise among vets and promoting humane care by animal owners.
We
Teach
children to develop positive beliefs, respect and compassion towards animals.
In
Emergencies
we help in times of crisis

Our global impact

Over the last five years SPANA has worked in over 30 countries, helping over a millionworking donkeys, horses, mules, camels, elephants and oxen. Find details of all our current projects below.

Three donkeys standing in field in Botswana

Helping working animals in Botswana

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Botswana.

Man and horse walking down road

Helping working animals in Ethiopia

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Ethiopia.

school children petting a donkey

Helping working animals in Jordan

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Jordan.

Donkeys pulling cart on rubbish dump

Helping working animals in Mali

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Mali.

Children in a classroom sat behind desks

Helping working animals in Ghana

Read more about how SPANA helps working animals in Ghana

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Helping working animals in Cameroon

Discover how SPANA is helping working animals in Cameroon.

Donkey harnessed to cart

Helping working animals in Mauritania

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Mauritania.

Group of schoolchildren holding drawings of animals

Helping working animals in Sierra Leone

Read about how SPANA is helping working animals in Sierra Leone

Horses in Mongolia

Helping working animals in Mongolia

Discover how SPANA is helping working animals in Mongolia

Grey and brown carriage horses

Helping working animals in Morocco

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Morocco.

Group of children reading books

Helping working animals in Kenya

Find out more about how SPANA is helping working animals in Kenya.

Elephants walking through jungle

Helping working animals in Myanmar

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Myanmar.

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