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We wasted no time getting the clinic up and running to help donkeys, horses, and other animals who had never before received even basic veterinary care. Our facility opened its doors in 2019, complete with indoor areas for exams and treatment, cubicles for overnight stays, and a yard in which patients can recover from their wounds.

Donkeys and horses explore the clinic grounds.

Donkeys and horses explore the clinic grounds.

Sometimes, all that the animals need is food and water to prevent malnutrition and dehydration. Other patients arrive with a variety of injuries and illnesses, including gastrointestinal obstructions from eating plastic as they forage for scraps of food. Some are suffering from terrible infections and parasitic infestations or painful, deep wounds from razor blades, leg hobbles, ill-fitting saddles, and metal face harnesses.

This donkey foal arrived at the clinic with his legs bound together with wire.

The clinic helped this donkey foal by removing the wire that bound his legs together.

Access to a free clinic means that owners who had never done anything to help sick or injured animals now realize that they can and must seek medical help for them. And they do—the clinic is seeing new patients each day as word spreads throughout the region.

With the help of a mobile clinic, the team has also been able to offer care to animals located in the gorges surrounding the tourist site, including the baby camel pictured below, who had an open leg fracture. Unable to walk or nurse, his life was at risk, and he would have died in agony if the veterinary team hadn’t managed to fit him with a walking cast that was removable to allow for treatment of his ghastly wound. Thanks to that clever solution, painkillers, and antibiotics, he got better and was able to walk and nurse comfortably once again.

The clinic's veterinary team outfitted this young camel with a cast for his broken leg.

This young camel rushed to his mother as soon as his walking cast was secured.

This work to alleviate the suffering of hundreds of donkeys, horses, camels, and other desperate working animals in Petra is vital—and PETA is the only group doing it.

You can help the clinic care for even more overworked horses, abused donkeys, injured camels, and other animals in need by making a gift to support this crucial work today.

This donkey foal is at the clinic with his mother while he receives treatment for a fractured leg.

To report a situation involving an animal in immediate danger in Petra, please contact the Petra Veterinary Clinic.
Please stay with the animal until help arrives in order to make sure that he or she is properly tended to.

To report the emergency, please call +962 780632240