How SPANA helped Aya
Fortunately, thanks to your support, we were able to reach Aya, despite it being lockdown in Mali. Our vets travelled to the remote town of Kanadjiguila in their mobile clinic, a specially designed van, stocked with vital medicines and surgical materials. Nassoun heard that our vets were in town and brought Aya to be treated.
Our trained veterinary team saw immediately that Aya had sarcoids on her side. These are a type of skin tumour that can appear suddenly and grow quickly. The team knew that they had to carry out surgery there and then. They gave Aya an anaesthetic so they could carefully remove the sarcoids and stitch her wounds.
SPANA mobile vets advised Nassoun that Aya needed two weeks of rest and to keep an eye out for other sarcoids as they could come back. Nassoun was relieved. ‘The donkey feeds my whole family,’ she says. ‘SPANA is very important to me. When SPANA takes care of the animals, they work very well.’
It’s heartbreaking to think about other working animals in Aya’s position who – just because of where they are in the world – are not getting basic veterinary care.
With your help, we will reach more working animals in remote locations that have missed out on vital veterinary care because of the pandemic.
Your support allows us to keep our mobile clinics on the road and stocked with lifesaving medication and equipment. We will not abandon working animals like Aya to suffer or die needlessly.