Thousands of sick and injured working animals in remote areas are suffering because they don’t have access to vital veterinary treatment. They urgently need your support.
In the heart of the world’s poorest communities, working animals suffer hardship on a daily basis. Donkeys, horses, mules, camels and elephants are used to pull carts, transport goods, deliver supplies and reach essential services. Without a working animal that is fit to work, a whole family may go hungry.
When they are sick or injured, it is impossible for these working animals to make the long, arduous journey to the nearest fixed veterinary centre, hundreds of miles away. Far from the nearest vet, minor ailments can quickly escalate into far more serious – and even fatal – illnesses.
Where there is no permanent veterinary centre nearby, SPANA’s mobile clinics bring free veterinary treatments and advice to owners across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Each of our 37 mobile clinics travels around 2,400 km a year, often across difficult desert roads and remote mountain paths, treating around 10,000 sick or injured animals.
Please take a moment to watch this special video and read the report to learn more about the vital work that our mobile clinics, and dedicated veterinary staff, undertake on behalf of our kind supporters.