Donkey and draft animal projects
A number of charitable projects target horses, donkeys and mules used for transport, because they often suffer terribly. This suffering is particularly prevalent in rapidly changing urban and peri-urban areas where there is little tradition of their use and care, and where both animals and owners survive on increasingly insecure short-term livelihoods. In various places, charities are providing veterinary, foot care and harnessing services. The approaches used vary and include static hospitals, mobile clinics, owner open days, training of local farriers and other specialists. Some services are entirely free; others attempt some recovery of costs by charging for the service. The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad), The Brooke, WHW (World Horse Welfare), TAWS (Transport Animal Welfare Society), and ATNESA (Animal Traction Development) are British charities which work almost exclusively in this sector. Some of these are now investigating the same participative approaches used by CAHW projects.
see also: 'The Welfare of Donkeys'