SPANA (the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) has been the charity for the working animals of the world since 1923, improving the lives of horses, donkeys, mules, elephants and camels in need. The charity supports the welfare of working animals by providing vital veterinary treatment, training owners in animal care and teaching children about animal welfare - all to transform the lives of working animals. Last year, SPANA provided lifesaving care to more than 306,000 sick and injured animals in 23 low-income countries across the world.
SPANA was established in 1923 and has now helped generations of working animals. The charity marked its centenary in 2023 with a commitment to reaching more working animals than ever before in its history.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: