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Helping working animals all over the world


Global Working Animal Day  

Walk a Mile in My Shoes Challenge

August 26th 2018

Well on the way to our goal!

Join Animal Aid Abroad on Sunday 26 August 2018 to raise awareness of Global Working Animal Day and raise funds for the MILLIONS of working animals around the globe in the world's poorest countries. These animals are often mistreated, overworked, abused, and abandoned when they are no longer of use to their owner. The money you raise will help us to provide medical treatment, humane equipment and a safe and happy retirement for many animals around the globe.

Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters for getting involved with the Global Working Animal Day campaign. Our worldwide goal is $100,000 and we are very proud to share that we are nearly there with our current total sitting at $80,000!!!

This includes all donations received since July 1st to date for our Global Working Animal Day campaign. There is still plenty of time to get involved and spread the word with the campaign officially finishing on September 10.

All funds raised will support our current focus areas: Gili Islands Earthquake Appeal, Bukombe donkeys project and the 18 other projects around the globe that we currently support.

Thank you again to each and every contributor to this fantastic dollar figure and let's keep this momentum going!!

Click here to learn more and JOIN TEAM ANIMAL AID ABROAD!

Participants so far include:



ACTACT AAA Branch -  Gerry and Karen van Doreen - Lake Ginninderra, Canberra; NSWKate Hooton, Gordon; Lana Williams, Centennial Park; Qld - Sue Greenwood, Banora Point; Chamindri Blair, Brisbane; Sth AustraliaSouth Australia AAA Branch- Bridget Finch, Renate Homburg, Marit Seils, Corinne Burnard Mawson Lakes, Adelaide; Avalon Sperring, Forrestville, Adelaide; VictoriaVictoria AAA Branch - Mordialloc Beach Walk; WA Janet Thomas, Kayla Hayes-Rodrigues, Renee Jackson, Judith Bull, Janette Huston, Sylvia Bettis-Heijne, Karan Bettis-Heijne, Judith Bull, Colleen McKenney, Kirsten Jackson, Craig Niman -City 2 Surf, Perth;  Julie Mansfield, Bibra Lake; Andrea Buchanan, Wireless Hill Park; Miffy Zhou, Perth; Trish Harvey, Perth; Diana Hayes, Perth; Sharon Gillies, Perth


Afghanistan - Nowzad team; Cambodia - CPWO team, Phnom Penh; CanadaCourtney Owen,  Alberta; India - Friendicoes SECA, New Delhi; HIS Camel Rescue Centre, Bassi; PFA, Faridabad; NepalAnimal Nepal team, Kathmandu; KurdistanKOARP team, Duhok; Somaliland - SAWS team, Hargeisa; TanzaniaMAWO team Meru, THC team, Bukombe; TAWESO team, Dar Es Salaam


Every day, thousands of animals are overworked, abused, and injured through inhumane hard labour.

They’re often forced to carry heavy loads for farming, festivals, or construction — weights well beyond their capacity — or used unethically in tourism. These animals work in punishing environments, given little to no rest, and work with painful harnessing and untreated wounds. They are frequently without adequate water and nutrition.

Since 2007, Animal Aid Abroad has been dedicated to improving the lives of working animals, particularly in the poorest communities in the world.  Our first priority is always direct intervention to relieve suffering and abuse. We partner with local organisations to provide veterinary clinics to treat sick and injured working animals, educate local communities, and provide much needed shelter, food, water, medical supplies, and care to suffering animals.


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