Ease suffering, promote compassion, create safe spaces
We envision a world where every working animal lives a life free from suffering, and is treated with respect and compassion. To do this, we partner with local organisations and work alongside them to improve the working and living conditions of bullocks, donkeys, horses, camels, and more. We contribute to bettering animal’s lives in four different ways:
Our first priority is always emergency medical response. We treat an array of injuries, diseases, and illnesses, and also work with animals who are emaciated, pregnant, elderly, or simply in a condition their owner can’t support. General check-ups and simple procedures, like worming or grooming, are another part of our treatment services.
Once treated, we’ll work with the animal’s owner; we show them how to dress wounds, and teach them about their animal’s capacity for work, need for rest, and a healthy diet.
Usually, the animal’s condition does not come out of intentional cruelty (although this does happen), so we never judge the owners for their actions. Communities are sometimes too poor to provide food for themselves, let alone their working animals, and they can’t financially afford to let their animals rest when tired or injured.
By educating these people, we help make a deeper, long-term impact. We also train local vets with the latest methods and procedures to build their expertise through our international volunteer program.
We supply our project partners with safe, cruelty-free equipment such as harnesses, padding, blankets, nose pegs, generators, and even ambulances and carts. For certain items, such as nose pegs, harnesses, blankets, nose protectors and fly veils, our partner groups gift these to responsible animal owners who genuinely wish to provide better care for their working animal.
In cases of old age, severe injury, extreme neglect, intentional malice, or abandonment, we rescue working animals and take them to our partner group sanctuary. We also work with our partner groups and local authorities to improve the laws and conditions for working animals.