Exhausted and starving, animals working on Mali’s rubbish dumps resort to eating plastic bags, cardboard and rusting metal.

Donkeys straining under back-breaking loads, weary heads hanging as they trudge through the mud and rubbish: this is the living hell of Mali’s rubbish dumps.

Carting away tonnes of waste from homes and businesses is how their owners earn a meagre living, so there is no time to rest for man or beast – and very little food to go around. These weighed down and weary animals are so desperate they’ll eat anything.

But you can help them.

Your gift could turn a miserable existence into a better life.

Our vets really are amazing and their regular visits to Bamako’s rubbish dumps have made a huge difference. The working life of an animal used to be just six months –

So please, if you can, help us make life better for the working animals of Bamako’s rubbish dumps:

One Off
Monthly
£6

could vaccinate two donkeys for life against the potentially fatal disease, tetanus.

£15

could give a donkey a five-day course of painkillers to ease pain and discomfort.

£33

could pay for the medicines and equipment such as sedatives, antibiotics and bandages to treat an animal's leg wound.

£50

could pay for lifesaving treatment for four rubbish-dump donkeys suffering from painful colic.

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