Help release working animals from pain

Painful harness wounds are the second most common reason why owners bring their working animals to SPANA’s clinics.

Find out why they're so common and how we're helping to prevent them. 

We see more than 40 animals a day in each of our clinics with these painful, preventable injuries – and we’re struggling to help them all. 

Your support could pay for vital equipment, such as bits, chest straps, blinkers, head collars or bridles, to help protect animals. It could also provide dressings, medicines, anti-inflammatories and basic surgical kits to help treat animals with traumatic wounds and fistulous withers.

What is fistulous withers? Fistulous withers is a painful and serious condition which is caused by a combination of poor hygiene and the constant pressure and rubbing of a badly-fitted harness over the withers of an animal. The withers become inflame

Please help take the harm out of harnessing and release working animals from unnecessary suffering:

£20 could pay for the anti-inflammatory drugs that relieve swelling and pain

£40 could contribute towards a basic surgical kit used for the simple procedures that treat fistulous withers

£80 could help pay for the X-ray equipment that is vital to diagnose complicated and serious harness wounds

Thank you

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£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 27 September 2016 Dont pay for tourist traps that use animals for tourists amusement.
£10.00 Thanks to Anonymous 27 September 2016
£5000.00 Thanks to Mr Graham Hatch 27 September 2016 This amount was left to you in my mothers Will that being Mrs Audrey Hatch . Please spend it wisely
£5.00 Thanks to Miss Katerina Janoutova 27 September 2016 66 Drummond Road
£10.00 Thanks to Miss Susan Smith 26 September 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 26 September 2016
£2.00 Thanks to Anonymous 26 September 2016 159 Brading crescent Wanstead
£60.00 Thanks to Ms Angela Iacono 24 September 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Anonymous 20 September 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Ms MARY DUFFY 16 September 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Ms Anita Kaiser 15 September 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Anonymous 13 September 2016 My family donates to other charities like this, but after visiting Marrakech I really wanted to donate money to a charity that works out there, as I found seeing the mules and horses being treated the way they were very upsetting.
£100.00 Thanks to Mrs WIV Global Ltd. WIV Global Ltd 07 September 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Ms Lorraine Mcintosh 07 September 2016 Keep up the good work.
£100.00 Thanks to Anonymous 03 September 2016
£50.00 Thanks to Anonymous 02 September 2016 No animal should suffer for the sake of humans
£6.00 Thanks to Anonymous 30 August 2016 Thank you so much for all the good work you do at Spana. I wish I could help more.
£250.00 Thanks to Miss Nikki Evelyn 25 August 2016
£50.00 Thanks to Dr Ariane Coury 25 August 2016 Thank you SPANA and Blessings. Ariane from The Love of Donkeys.
£50.00 Thanks to jan moore 19 August 2016
£50.00 Thanks to jan moore 19 August 2016
£30.00 Thanks to keith hedworth 19 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Tine Askvik Lossius 19 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Tine Askvik Lossius 19 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Laura Sharpe 19 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Miss Marcella Di Mare 12 August 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Mr Robert Wheal 12 August 2016 I do hope others will donate for the wonderful work that you are doing. Thank you taking care of these poor defenceless creatures.
£10.00 Thanks to Ms Alison Szur 11 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mr Alan Ormesher 11 August 2016 such good work for animals and humans
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Lesley Bradley 11 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Miss Caroline Swift 11 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Miss Karen Honour 11 August 2016 Here is my donation. Karen honour
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Davina Russell 09 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 09 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs R Down 08 August 2016
£80.00 Thanks to Mr Alex Jacobs 06 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mr arthur lodge 06 August 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Dr Alessandra Rota 06 August 2016 For the animals, and for the people who need them. Healthier animals make both happier!
£40.00 Thanks to Mrs Shirley Watson 04 August 2016 Keep up the fantastic work.
£20.00 Thanks to Miss Susan Hirst 04 August 2016
£80.00 Thanks to Mrs J Barbara Thomson 03 August 2016 Spana is doing a wonderful job-I will always be a supporter
£10.00 Thanks to Anonymous 03 August 2016
£25.00 Thanks to Anonymous 02 August 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs helen bunker 01 August 2016 where can help.
£5.00 Thanks to Mr Carl Bunting 01 August 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Anne Lamond 30 July 2016 I so admire SPANA for all the work you do and Im very happy to support them
£20.00 Thanks to Mr paul mahoney 29 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 27 July 2016
£50.00 Thanks to Mrs georgina pike 27 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Eleanor Oatway 27 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Marion Barron 26 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 25 July 2016
£5.00 Thanks to Anonymous 24 July 2016
£50.00 Thanks to Anonymous 24 July 2016 Keep up the good work, SPANA!
£5.00 Thanks to Mrs Christine Harbin 23 July 2016 Poor baby, glad your around Spana X X
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Rachel Oxley 23 July 2016
£3.00 Thanks to Anonymous 22 July 2016 Sorry,will send more soon,xx.
£50.00 Thanks to Dr Michael Dunn 22 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Karanne Rance 21 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Ms Brynn Keith 20 July 2016
£5.00 Thanks to Anonymous 20 July 2016 Please do not send any mailings, either paper or electronic.
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 19 July 2016
£80.00 Thanks to Miss Georgina Faulder 19 July 2016 Thank you, SPANA, for all your vital work.
£5.00 Thanks to Mr Richard Woodruff 19 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Mrs Lauren Molitor 19 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Carol Hull 19 July 2016 WF15 7EQ
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Helen Quirk 18 July 2016 Thank you for all your work for these animals in need.
£40.00 Thanks to Ms Elizabeth Hill 18 July 2016 thank you for all the good work you do
£20.00 Thanks to Miss Jorja Soper 18 July 2016 Id also like to be out there with a more hands on approach to educate their owners / carers as simple things could make a big difference.
£20.00 Thanks to Miss Pauline Macwee 17 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Ms Virginia savage 17 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Rebecca Willey 17 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mr john woollard 16 July 2016 i hope it helps.
£5.00 Thanks to Mrs Janette Black 16 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Magdalena Hesse 15 July 2016 Magdalena
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Jo Hillman 15 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Ms Vanessa Gwynn 15 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Miss Kathryn Potts 15 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Kathleen Bowling 15 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Anonymous 14 July 2016 Keep up the good work. Well done.
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 14 July 2016
£50.00 Thanks to Mr SHAHID MIRZA 14 July 2016 From the generous staff at St Bonaventures School
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Karen Potter 13 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Miss Meghan conroy 13 July 2016 To help those without a voice.
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Deborah Zarb-Cousin 13 July 2016
£25.00 Thanks to Anonymous 13 July 2016
£2.00 Thanks to Mrs Clare Martin 13 July 2016
£30.00 Thanks to Mrs Rosemary King 12 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mr Nick Lait 12 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Jenny kitchen 12 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Anonymous 12 July 2016 Please accept this small donation. There are so many animals in this world needing help and I try and help as much as I can, unfortunately I can't help them all.
£10.00 Thanks to Ms Sandy Hilton 11 July 2016 What possible excuse can there be for allowing animals to suffer like this, they work so hard for their owners. Especially when without them, theyd be hard pushed to make a living, its an utter disgrace. Just sorry that I cant give more, or do Gift Aid, but Im on Disability and dont pay UK tax.
£40.00 Thanks to Mr Tom Stewart 11 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Lesley Bradley 11 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Anonymous 11 July 2016 Thank you for helping animals
£10.00 Thanks to Miss Angela Wilson 11 July 2016
£100.00 Thanks to Mrs Donna Hayes 11 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs William Hutchison 11 July 2016
£100.00 Thanks to Mrs Linda Triggs 11 July 2016 I am a animal lover and it breaks my heart to see these poor animal treated so badly. thank the lord for people like you.
£12.00 Thanks to Anonymous 11 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Ms Sandra Gibson 11 July 2016
£50.00 Thanks to Ms Linda Ann Wrout 11 July 2016 Thank you for helping these poor creatures x
£40.00 Thanks to Anonymous 10 July 2016 31 Broomlee Crescent
£20.00 Thanks to Ms Helen Smith 10 July 2016
£50.00 Thanks to Miss sylwia setla 10 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Diane Lawrence 10 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Mrs Marie Hart 10 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mr Steven Lack 10 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mr Patricia Jones 10 July 2016 Not even extreme poverty is an excuse for an owner allowing this to happen
£10.00 Thanks to Anonymous 09 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 09 July 2016
£5.00 Thanks to Anonymous 09 July 2016
£30.00 Thanks to Mrs Suzanne Redman 09 July 2016
£6.00 Thanks to Mrs Rochelle King 09 July 2016 You do a wonderful job
£15.00 Thanks to Anonymous 09 July 2016 education of owners is essential to avoid this dreadful treatment of animals.
£20.00 Thanks to Ms Patricia Baylis 09 July 2016
£200.00 Thanks to Mrs Christine Adam 09 July 2016 these people need to open their eyes do they treat their kids as bad!
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs irene marshall 09 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Nina Richards 09 July 2016 Its about time that man stopped subjecting these poor creatures to such horrific pain, drudgery and suffering. The world needs to wake up to treating ALL animals with kindness and respect, no matter how poor the country is.
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Judith Jones 09 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Mel Flaxman 09 July 2016
£25.00 Thanks to Anonymous 09 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Ms Lois Angeletti 09 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 09 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Anonymous 08 July 2016 Solor 2821
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Margaret McRae 08 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Miss Marysia Noga 08 July 2016 3/2 28 Craigpark Drive
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Penelope Allen 08 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Miss Elizabeth Whitehead 08 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Mrs Jennifer Wylie 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Jill Clarke 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 08 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Mrs val wolf 08 July 2016
£100.00 Thanks to Anonymous 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Ms Sheila Radford 08 July 2016 No living creature should have to endure pain in the 20th century with all the wealth that is in this world...
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Deborah Baldwin 08 July 2016 P
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Pauline Tomkins 08 July 2016
£5.00 Thanks to Ms susan hay 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Marie Kearton 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs helen bunker 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mr robert millward 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Anne Alexander 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs LYNDA JARROLD 08 July 2016
£5.00 Thanks to Mrs Gillian Didlick 08 July 2016 Do the owners of these poor animals not realise that their animal is suffering. Do they not have a brain.
£40.00 Thanks to Mrs Mary Hancock 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Jane Ellison 08 July 2016
£3.00 Thanks to Ms Margaret Bentley 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 08 July 2016 I cannot give Gift Aid as I do not pay UK tax
£30.00 Thanks to Ms Isabelle Deblue 08 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Miss Nicola Bousfield 08 July 2016
£12.00 Thanks to Miss Elizabeth Muraski 08 July 2016 Thankyou for the wonderful work you do.
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Michele Burns 08 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Stella Egan 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs georgina pike 08 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Elizabeth Whitehorn 08 July 2016 Wonderful work you are doing. EW
£20.00 Thanks to Miss Penny Atkinson 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Lynda M Jones 08 July 2016 My heart goes out to these poor animals who work so hard for nearly all their lives, suffering such harsh conditions, exhaustion and pain.
£10.00 Thanks to Anonymous 08 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Mrs Catherine Tulloch 08 July 2016 Wonderful work Spana!!
£10.00 Thanks to Dr Marian Thomas 08 July 2016
£40.00 Thanks to Mrs Lorraine J Bell 08 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Ms Rachel Stevens 08 July 2016
£5.00 Thanks to Mrs Caroline Taylor 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Miss Hilary Bennett 08 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Kath Wood 08 July 2016 wish I could help more
£3.00 Thanks to Anonymous 08 July 2016 Sorry its not more!
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 08 July 2016 Would love to give more, but cant. Pensioner!
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Leila McGarry 08 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Mrs Rosemary Fisher 08 July 2016
£15.00 Thanks to Mrs Alyson Grant Thorold 08 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 08 July 2016
£15.00 Thanks to Miss Jill Rhodes-Harvey 08 July 2016 These poor animals, suffering without a voice..we must help them.
£20.00 Thanks to Ms Ceri Williams 07 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Miss paula rhoda isaac 07 July 2016 Donatiing to the harness /appeal to ease there pain
£10.00 Thanks to Ms Cindy Eisenhuth 07 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Anonymous 07 July 2016
£10.00 Thanks to Miss Michele McGowan 07 July 2016
£20.00 Thanks to Mrs Gail Mol 07 July 2016 Well done on your fantastic work
£12.00 Thanks to Mrs Barbara Buckley 07 July 2016
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