SPANA is an international charity which helps working animals around the world.
SPANA work in the developing countries of the world where millions of people are dependent on their animals – horses, donkeys, mules, elephants – for a living.
What SPANA does and where
SPANA treats animals, it teaches the owners about animal care and it trains local professionals and communities. SPANA works in countries such as Somaliland, Tanzania, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Peru, Liberia, Mongolia, Kenya, and Cameroon. You can find out more about its work here.
And they know that from their visits in mobile clinics to out of the way places, many of the animals can suffer terribly from tetanus and they can die from it as well.
The problem: tetanus can kill
Just a small scratch is enough for tetanus bacteria to enter their stream. And then they need treatment immediately – if they don’t get it, the animal is not likely to survive.
The solution: to vaccinate against tetanus
The simple solution is to vaccinate the animals against tetanus
Mory’s story is typical.
He transports waste to rubbish dumps in Mali. The work is backbreaking, in scorching heat and a hazardous environment.
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An open wound on Mory’s back getes worse as the cart knocks his back. His wound is the perfect place for tetanus bacteria to enter his body – and multiply.
But Mory’s owner saw Mory’s wound was getting worse. SPANA’s mobile clinic was luckily close by. Their vets cleaned the wounds, sprayed them with antiseptic and dressed them. They gave Mory a vaccine to stop tetanus and gave Mory’s owner advice about harnessing him correctly to stop the cart running into the wound.
How you can help animals like Mory
You can help with a donation to vaccinate many animals like Mory and keep them safe from tetanus.
Please donate here. Every vaccination makes a difference to a hard-working animal like Mory.
- £20 could vaccinate 8 animals against tetanus.
- £45 ...could pay for bandages, antiseptics and anti-inflammatory medicine to treat the wound of a working animal at risk of developing tetanus.
- £80 ...could pay for medicines, food and bedding to treat an animal with a mild case of tetanus at the SPANA stables for three days
Mory says THANK YOU on behalf of all his friends!