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 current projects

SPANA works around the world to improve the welfare of working animals by treating, training and teaching. Find out more about our current projects below.

school children petting a donkey

Helping working animals in Jordan

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

Grey and brown carriage horses

Helping working animals in Morocco

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

Elephants walking through jungle

Helping working animals in Myanmar

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

Three donkeys standing in field in Botswana

Helping working animals in Botswana

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

three donkeys pulling a cart

Helping working animals in Zimbabwe

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

Donkeys pulling cart on rubbish dump

Helping working animals in Mali

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

Donkey carrying hay

Helping working animals in Tunisia

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

Donkey harnessed to cart

Helping working animals in Mauritania

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

Man and horse walking down road

Helping working animals in Ethiopia

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

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