A mule struggling to pull a heavy load
A mule struggling to pull a heavy load

Help us improve the lives of working animals


With the monthly mobile gift to SPANA you are in complete control. You have the option to SKIP your donation on a monthly basis, or STOP whenever you like.

Alternatively, you can text SPANA to 70002 from your mobile phone to donate by text and make a £3 monthly donation to SPANA.

Or text SPANA NO to 70002 to give £3 a month and stop future telephone and SMS marketing contact. You will still receive a monthly text to control your subscription. This is a charity subscription service for SPANA. You will be charged £3 plus two messages at your standard network rate in the first month, and £3 a month thereafter, unless you choose to skip a month. SPANA will receive 100% of your £3 gift when you donate by text. To unsubscribe, text STOP to 70002 or call 02032827862. SPANA is a registered charity (No.209015).


SPANA is a UK charity saving working animals in the poorest countries in the world. Founded in 1923 by Kate Hosali and her daughter Nina, after they witnessed the mistreatment of animals on their travels through North Africa, SPANA is the leading charity for the world’s working animals. We’re passionate about protecting and caring for working animals, with a network of hospitals and mobile clinics that provide a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of sick and injured animals each year.

Working horse next to a tree in Africa

We can’t transform the treatment of working animals overnight

We are passionate about improving the lives of the world’s working animals. But it’s going to take time for our message – and our lifesaving work – to reach every community that depends on donkeys, horses, camels and other animals.

We are also working hard in schools and at our centres in developing countries to educate the next generation of animal owners. Every single month, we’re doing everything we can, to stop animals from being treated like machines. By giving a small amount each month, you can be there alongside us, supporting our vital work.

Together we can create a better world for working animals.

If you decide to make a gift, just one month could pay for more than four days of nutritious food for a donkey whilst three months of gifts could buy a set of sterile bandages for an injured animal. If you continue to give for ten months, you could buy reading materials for a school class so that they can learn how to respect and care for animals.

Read more about how SPANA works