SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad)

SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad)

Charity information

SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad)

Animals are essential to millions of families in the developing world, yet often these hard-working animals do not receive basic care. SPANA provide free veterinary care, education & emergency response.

Founded 1923

  • Mission statement

    SPANA aims to save and improve the lives of working animals, therefore also helping the families that depend on them.

    The harsh reality is many sick, injured and mistreated working animals never receive veterinary care. That’s why SPANA runs a vital network of veterinary centres and mobile clinics that provide free veterinary care to working animals.

    To improve treatment and behaviour towards working animals we train today's owners. We improve the lives of working animals in the long term by educating the next generation of animal owners. We challenge outdated harmful practices and change negative attitudes towards animals.

    Our emergency team works in the most challenging conditions, striving to get essential help to animals caught up in natural disasters and conflicts all over the world. We have responded to emergencies in many countries, including Chad: Darfur, Kosovo, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.

  • Aims

    SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) aims to:

    • To provide free veterinary care for the essential working animals of impoverished people in some of the poorest parts of the world, especially Africa and the Middle East.
    • To intervene in emergency situations such as man-made or natural disasters for the benefit of working and livestock.
    • To provide training and practical experience for veterinary students, farriers and animal owners.
    • To deliver an education programme in schools to give children a better understanding of animal husbandry, the welfare of animals and protection of the environment.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1923

    Registered Charity Number: 209015

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 31

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 020 7831 3999

    Address: 14 John StreetLondon WC1N 2EB

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