Just £15 can make a difference to the lives of working donkeys in Zimbabwe, and the communities that depend on them.

In Zimbabwe, poverty, droughts and lack of resources are part of everyday life, and injuries and illnesses are widespread amongst working animals. Many communities are in remote areas, too far away from the nearest town to travel for veterinary treatment so our mobile clinics are a lifeline for working animals. In just one day at a mobile clinic, our vets can travel over 500km, treating over 150 donkeys and teaching their owners how to care for them better in the future.

Without SPANA, sick and injured animals wouldn’t get the lifesaving treatment they desperately need. This has devastating consequences for the families that depend on them.

Zimbabwean boy stadning in between two of his working donkeys

Recently a donkey called Bhora arrived at our clinic, after being cut by a sharp, poorly-fitted bit. Our vets treated the wound, and, crucially, gave Bhora’s 15-year-old owner, Henni, some advice that will protect all his animals from this sort of injury in the future. Now his family won’t have to worry about going without the water they rely on their donkeys to carry.

Please, will you give your support today? Help rescue working animals and the communities that rely on them, from suffering.


One Off

could help us reach more working animals by covering fuel and maintenance costs for the mobile clinic for two days.


could help towards training new vets, so more communities can receive vital veterinary care for the animals they depend upon.


could contribute towards a comfortable new bit for a donkey like Bhora and help prevent painful mouth wounds in the future.