Lighten the Load E-Gift


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This gift can help treat painful harness wounds and provide soft harness padding for animals like Dama.

E-gifts will be delivered electronically within 24 hours of purchasing unless a postponed date is specified. E-gifts may arrive in the recipient’s junk mail folder.


A comfortable, well-fitting harness can make a world of difference to the everyday lives of working animals. 15-year-old Dama is one of many horses in Ethiopia who has suffered painful injuries due to makeshift equipment. The horse helps his owner, Tasfay, transport agricultural materials and passengers in a taxi carriage in the bustling city of Bishoftu. Dama was brought to SPANA with a painful sore on his stomach, which was getting worse with every day he worked. Our vets cleaned the wound and gently applied an antibiotic ointment to fend off infection. The team explained to Tasfay that the plastic and rope chest strap was causing his wounds, before giving Dama a comfortable, SPANA-produced chest pad and noseband to prevent future injury.

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