Horse in Morocco

There are more than 200 million working animals around the world, including horses, donkeys, and elephants. They often work in challenging conditions, facing extreme temperatures, with little food, water or rest. While in an ideal world no animal should have to work, these animals are the backbone of many poor societies.

These animals play a crucial role in people’s lives and SPANA believes that every working animal should be given the best care and be able to live a life free from suffering. That’s why we help hundreds of thousands of sick and injured animals every year.

Support our work

Donkey being treated by SPANA vet

We receive no government funding, so our work relies completely on donations.

You can help improve the lives of working animals by making a donation today.

You can also support SPANA’s work by donating £3 a month by texting the word ‘SPANA’ to 70002*

Or if you enjoy knitting, why not knit a Duncan the Donkey, Hattie the Horse or Emma the Elephant and help raise funds for hardworking animals. Join in with our Big Knit for Vet Kit campaign.
The Big Knit for Vet Kit characters - donkey, camel, cow and elephant

*You will be charged £3 per month, plus one standard rate message. SPANA will receive 100%. Registered charity number 209015. By texting SPANA to 70002 you agree to contact by phone and SMS about our work and how you can support it. To give £3 monthly without this contact, text SPANA NO to 70002. You will still receive payment notification texts.