SPANA’s new strategy for 2023-27 outlines the approach the charity will take in the next five years.
100 years on from SPANA’s foundation, the need for our work is greater than ever. Rising global poverty and inequality are leaving owners struggling to care for, feed and even keep their animals. Other risks, such as zoonotic diseases, rising political and economic instability, and welfare threats like the Donkey Skins Trade, are creating further challenges for working animals. And the ongoing impact of climate change is proving particularly difficult on countries which rely on working animals.
As demand for our help increases, SPANA is facing increased competition for income amid a global economic recession.
Our strategy explains how we will rise to these challenges – and achieve more for working animal welfare without an equivalent increase in resources.
While SPANA will continue to treat, train and teach, it will also work to transform working animal welfare – through new projects and partnerships that will deliver sustainable change to working animal welfare.