SPANA vets treating mule

Our work

We work in some of the most remote areas of the world. It’s our mission to improve the lives of working animals in often desperately poor communities that rely heavily on their animals to plough fields, as well as transport goods and people. In fact, in some parts of Africa and the Middle East, we are the only UK-based charity working to improve the welfare of, and provide care for, working animals.

Our work takes three forms, helping to ensure we’re not just there to protect working animals today, but tomorrow, the next day and well into the future.

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.

SPANA vet treating donkey


SPANA provides free veterinary treatment for working animals at our centres across Africa and the Middle East.

SPANA vet running vet training workshop


SPANA trains by building expertise among vets and promoting humane care by animal owners.

Children attending SPANA education class


SPANA teaches children to develop positive beliefs, respect and compassion towards animals.

Find out more about the importance of SPANA’s work by watching the video below.