Just £15 can make all the difference to the lives of working donkeys.

When Jeni stumbled into our clinic in Lutumba, Zimbabwe, he was suffering from severe abdominal disease. He was dangerously dehydrated and soon began rolling in agony on the ground. Our vet, Dr Erick Mutizhe, realised that the young donkey had eaten too much dry grass and not drunk enough water, which led to a painful condition called an impaction.

If we hadn’t intervened, Jeni’s situation could have become life-threatening, as untreated abdominal disease can quickly develop into shock and rapid cardiovascular collapse. Happily, following a course of painkillers, anti-spasmodic drugs and rehydration treatment, he made a full recovery. Without SPANA’s help, he wouldn’t have been so lucky.

We work tirelessly for working animals around the world. In Zimbabwe, our vets can travel over 500km, treating over 150 donkeys in just one day as well as teaching their owners how to care for them better in the future. But we can’t do it without your support.

Please, will you give your support today and help rescue more working animals like Jeni from suffering?

One Off

could pay for fuel and maintenance costs for the mobile clinic for two days, allowing us to reach more working animals in need.


could help restock our mobile clinics with essential medical supplies, such as syringes, bandages and sterile gloves, so our vets can help more working animals in remote communities.


could help pay for painkillers and anti-spasmodic drugs to treat donkeys, like Jeni, for abdominal disease.