Dear all;I would just like to provide you with some information about one of my all time favourite animal welfare charities.
They are SPANA – the Society for the Protection of ANimals Abroad.
SPANA provides free veterinary care for all working animals in some of the poorest regions of the world; care for animals that enables them to continue being of immense benefit to their owners, who very often depend on their animals for an income to support their families.
All services provided by SPANA in so many countries are given free of charge to the locals and are funded by the fantastic supporter network, of which I am very proud to be one !
Enjoy your trip around the SPANA website, learning about all the countries that they work in and the incredible veterinary support and care that they provide to working animals in these regions.
SPANA mobile clinics and refuge centres care for over 400,000 animals every year in these countires providing free veterinary care and advice to working animal owners.
SPANA teaches animal owners and children how to respect and care for animals through its educational programmes.
Once you have looked at the web site, I think that you will understand why I feel it so necessary to support the wonderful work of SPANA.
Mark – SAV.
A Working Donkey in Mali
SPANA Website: http://www.spana.org/index.html
Other links within the site include:
Enjoy looking at some fantastic fundraising events on behalf of SPANA in the past year, including the very lifelike donkeys which took part in the London Marathon on 26th April 2009.
Human ‘Donkey’ Fundraisers at the London Marathon – 2009
View all 18 pictures of the London Marathon days events at:
SPANA is a UK charity saving animals in the poorest countries in the world.
But they are not an ordinary animal charity – they know that working animals ensure that families can make a living.
SPANA was founded in 1923 by Kate Hosali and her daughter Nina, after they witnessed the mistreatment of animals on their travels through North Africa.
After their first trip Nina wrote:
“We realised that behind that façade of picturesque beauty there existed a vast sea of neglected animal suffering. How many tourists had glimpsed this hidden world and like us done nothing about it?”
They planned to set up a service that offered practical help and that acknowledged the extreme poverty of animal owners, lack of medicines and education.
Kate returned to Africa to treat as many animals as she could, while Nina set up SPANA in London.
Some people think of SPANA as an animal charity that helps people. Others think we are a people charity that helps animals.
We’re happy to have it both ways. Without SPANA, people would be worse off and animals would be in pain and misery. Because of what we do, there are more happy, healthy animals, working hard and earning an income for their owners. This in turn puts food on the table and can pay for their children to go to school.
How we help animals and the families that depend on them
Free Veterinary Care – Our mobile clinics and refuge centres care for over 400,000 animals every year.
Education – We teach owners and children how to respect and care for animals.
Emergency programme – In times of crisis and disaster we are there to ensure both animals and people can get back on their feet.
Outreach programme – We support projects that improve animal welfare all over the world.
More about us:
SPANA is a UK charity saving animals in the poorest countries in the world. But we are not an ordinary animal charity – we know that working animals ensure that families can make a living.
SPANA was founded in 1923 by Kate Hosali and her daughter Nina, after they witnessed the mistreatment of animals on their travels through North Africa. Read more about their incredible drive to help working animals.
Addresses, phone numbers and contact details for Head Office in London.
How to get in touch with our Communciations Manager.
Addresses for our centres in Africa.
Highlights from our Annual Review.
What we do, where we work, and more questions answered.