Message from our Chief Executive
I would like to sincerely thank you for continuing to stand by working animals throughout these particularly difficult times. Despite the challenges and uncertainty many of you have faced in your own lives, it is so heartening that working animals have not been forgotten.
As we approach the end of the year, I am struck by the real difference your support is making to the lives of working animals in the world’s poorest communities. But I am also aware that the challenges faced by working horses, donkeys, mules and camels have never been greater. Many are fighting for their survival at this very moment, as they face malnutrition, disease and abandonment as a result of the global pandemic. And in the longer term, climate change is having an increasingly catastrophic effect on these animals and the communities that depend upon them.
There is so much more work to be done. But with your ongoing support, I am optimistic about how we can develop and grow our work to rise to these complex challenges. It is inspiring to see everything you’ve helped achieve for working animals over the last year. Together, we can ease the suffering of thousands more, while shaping a world that’s more compassionate towards these remarkable creatures.
No matter how you choose to support SPANA – be it with a donation today, by signing up as a Stable Sponsor, or by purchasing your presents from our Happy Hooves shop – please know that every gift makes a valuable difference to the animals you are helping.
I feel truly honoured to be leading this great charity and I look forward to sharing updates with you on our vital work in the future. For now, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy festive season and all the best for the New Year.