Donkey rescued by SPANA in village of Imi N’Isli in the Atlas Mountains south of Marrakesh, Morocco, devastated by the earthquake. The donkey was stuck in rubble for six days with no food or water.
A donkey rescued by SPANA in the village of Imi N’Isli, Morocco after it was devastated by the earthquake. The donkey was stuck in rubble for six days with no food or water.

We need your support to provide lifesaving treatment, feed and water for working animals affected by the deadly earthquake

Morocco was one of the first countries SPANA started working in, following our foundation 100 years ago, in 1923. Today, Morocco is home to our largest global programme and we remain committed to supporting the country’s working animals.

On 8 September 2023, a powerful earthquake hit Morocco, killing and injuring thousands. SPANA set up an emergency appeal to provide immediate relief to working animals impacted by the disaster, many of whom had been injured in the devastation.

A SPANA vet treats a donkey affected by the Morocco earthquake emergency in September 2023.
A SPANA vet treats a donkey affected by the Morocco earthquake.

Within days of the earthquake, our local teams in Morocco were providing lifesaving veterinary treatment and care to animals in need. And in the weeks and months that have followed, we have been aiding the recovery effort by supplying urgent feed and water to hungry, displaced and abandoned animals.

Many working animals were put to use transporting much-needed supplies to isolated communities cut off to vehicles. Our teams made sure these valiant animals were well fed and watered, had proper harnessing and equipment to prevent wounds, and access to a mobile veterinary clinic should they have needed any treatment.

Much has been achieved, but there’s still so much we need to do. These communities have been obliterated by the earthquake and they’ll need SPANA’s support to rebuild.

Not only did people lose their homes, but many lost their livelihoods too. Without income to feed their animals, it’s likely that many working animals will starve, become malnourished or be abandoned completely. We cannot let this happen.

Your donations are making sure our veterinary teams have the medical supplies required to treat injured working animals in crisis situations.

Your support has also helped us to secure feed for working animals in communities that have been left with nothing, ensuring that none of them go hungry.

The High Atlas Mountains can be cold in the winter so we’re doing all we can to make sure the working animals impacted by the earthquake have shelter, food and access to the veterinary treatment they need.

Your continued kind generosity will ensure working animals affected by the earthquake will not suffer. Will you please donate today to continue to help them? Thank you so much.

Thank you

Your generous donations will be used for projects such as those featured in this appeal and where they are required the most to help animals in need. We would be so grateful for whatever you can give to this vital earthquake appeal. Thank you.

To speak to our friendly supporter care team please visit our contact us page and get in touch.