SPANA in Tunisia

• Three veterinary centres • Three mobile clinics • 23,000 animals treated each year • Interactive education bus

Tunisia

SPANA has been working in Tunisia since 1925 and our three veterinary centres and three mobile clinics treat around 23,000 working animals each year

Almost all the working animals we treat, including many camels are in rural areas, well away from tourist towns. The infrastructure is poor and animals are often the only means of transport.

SPANA’s ‘hands-on’ exhibition has been installed in a specially adapted bus which tours the country. The interactive exhibition focuses on animals and their place in the local environment. In 2010 our bus was able to visit more than 13,000 school children.

What do we do in Tunisia?

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Animal charity SPANA looks after working animals around the worldOn the hoof, the Denim Doughnut

SPANA runs mobile clinics which travel thousands of miles every year to reach working animals in remote communities and provide free veterinary treatment, equipment and owner education. Click the link above to find an owner who brings in their horse to our mobile clinic with a very inventive doughnut bandage

The Halfa donkeys of Tunisia

One donkey. 11 kilometres a day. 150kg of grass. This is the life of the 'halfa' donkeys

Thorny injuires for the camels of Tunisia

Camels are a fantastic example of evolution and adaptation – variable blood temperature, double water retention mechanisms, closing nostrils, double eye-lashes, etc etc. Perfect for living in the great sandy areas of the world

But one thing they can't deal with is splinters.

The magic education bus

SPANA’s education bus regularly tours the country visiting places like Jendouba, Bou Salem, Oued Mliz and Gardimaou. The message it spreads across the country is simple: “Animals deserve to be treated with care and compassion.”

 Lutfi was brought to the mobile clinic by his owner who was concerned about some harness sores on his back.

Video: On the hoof: SPANA’s mobile clinics on the move, part one Lutfi

SPANA runs 22 mobile clinics which travel thousands of miles every year to reach working animals in remote communities to provide free veterinary treatment, equipment and owner education. Our vets are often the only source of veterinary care that these animals ever receive.

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Donkeys hard at work

The 'halfa' donkeys of Tunisia

One donkey. 11 kilometres a day. 150kg of grass. This is the life of the 'halfa' donkeys

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Animal welfare at the edge of the Sahara

Video: Thorny injuries for the camels of Tunisia

Why animals suffer reason four: Injury

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Tunisia’s “Magic Bus”

SPANA’s education bus regularly tours the country visiting places like Jendouba, Bou Salem, Oued Mliz and Gardimaou. The message it spreads across the country is simple: “Animals deserve to be treated with care and compassion.”

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