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Many of the world’s most vulnerable animals are in remote and hard to reach places. They need urgent attention.
Getting to them can mean crossing dangerous desert roads or negotiating steep mountain paths. This doesn’t stop our devoted vets. With your support, they use our specialist mobile clinics to travel hundreds of miles, in challenging conditions, to save animals’ lives.
This doesn’t stop our devoted vets. With your support, they use our specialist mobile clinics to travel hundreds of miles, in challenging conditions, to save animals’ lives.
After years of tirelessly pulling a heavy cart loaded with firewood, 10-year-old donkey Simba had been injured – and abandoned. A bad harness had caused a wound on his back nearly half a metre long. It had become seriously infected.
Simba’s owner, Claire, took him to an animal sanctuary outside of Bulawayo in the west of Zimbabwe. She called in our vet, Dr Erick, who came to treat Simba using our mobile clinic, stocked with vital medicines and equipment.
When Dr Erick saw Simba, he cleaned and dressed his wound which had become infected with bacteria. Simba had surgery and antibiotics and was given daily care to help heal his wound. Today, following treatment, Simba’s wound is half the size it was and he is healing slowly.
Sadly, Simba’s wound is a common one for donkeys in Zimbabwe’s countryside, where people rely heavily on the animals for transport.
According to Dr Erick, wounds are mostly caused by ill fitting, makeshift harnesses.
Our mobile clinics are the only hope for many vulnerable working donkeys in Zimbabwe. And the only way for people to access veterinary care for the animals they rely on.
Please can you help with a gift today and go the extra mile to support working animals from suffering.