Two Mauritanian donkeys
Two Mauritanian donkeys

Success stories

Yann visits the mobile clinic

In the hot, dry, dusty environment of Basra, a suburb on the far outskirts of the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, Yann was brought to the SPANA...

A horse's harness wounds are treated at a mobile clinic in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia

Mamo’s lockdown suffering ends

When 10-year-old horse Mamo came to the SPANA clinic in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, he was in serious pain and suffering. The poor horse was malnourished,...

A donkey and his owner wait for treatment at a mobile clinic

Armin’s respiratory distress

Armin the donkey was fighting a terrible respiratory infection and was struggling to breathe. Without medical treatment, his painful condition would only continue to worsen.

Vets examine a pony's eyes in Ethiopia

Conjunctivitis threatens a pony’s eyesight

Tirign the pony’s eyes were swollen shut and, without help, she would go blind. Read how SPANA intervened to give relief to this hardworking animal....

An owner and carthorse wait for treatment in Bishoftu, Ethiopia

Amadi’s brush with an angry horse

While waiting outside a market, Amadi the carthorse was badly injured by a kick from another horse. Bleeding and lame, the animal’s only hope was...

Malian woman and her donkey at SPANA mobile clinic

Naka’s excruciating bite wound

Naka was in agony after a wound inflicted by another donkey became infected. Read how her discomfort was alleviated with our speedy intervention.

A donkey in a stall in Morocco

Habiba gets a second chance

Habiba was abandoned in the wake of Covid-19. Read how SPANA vets rescued her from the streets and found her a loving new home.

Vets examine a brown horse at the SPANA centre in Boghe, Mauritania

Help for an exhausted horse

Samba was lethargic and losing weight, struggling to carry the water to communities that depend on his work.

A donkey receives farriery treatment at the Chemaia, Morocco SPANA centre

Mona struggles to walk

As a result of bad farriery, Mona was in pain and struggling to walk. Read how SPANA vets stepped in to alleviate her discomfort.

An owner stands next to his donkey while a vet examines its infected eye.

Help is in sight for Zina the donkey

Zina the donkey was in danger of losing her sight following an injury that led to an infection.

A SPANA vet and owner wearing Covid-19 masks pose next to a horse foal.

Jamil’s life-threatening infection

Jamil the foal was suffering from an aggressive bladder infection. Due to travel restrictions, his owner wasn’t sure he could reach our centre in time.

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