Animal Protection

Who are we?

We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. We end the needless suffering of animals. We help the world see how important animals are to all of us.

About us

Find out who we are and what we do

Our Organization

Animal Protection is a non-profit animal rescue organization, based in Brussels. Animal Protection rescue dogs, cats and all other animals who are suffering on the streets and in the shelters.

Animal Protection foster these animals in our home, cage free, until we can find them permanent, loving families. On top of that our goal is to educate people on the importance of companion animals in our society to stop the cycle of animal neglect and abuse.

“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality

Meet our team

Johannes Vaartmakers
Johannes Vaartmakers

Founder Animal Protection

One day, several years ago, I visited Spain and I noticed a lot of astray cats and dogs. Some of them were injured and most of them just neglected. On that day the idea was born to found Animal Protection. We save all kinds of neglected and injured animals, but mainly cats and dogs. We...
Lisa van Benthem
Lisa van Benthem

Shelter Owner

I own two shelters in Belgium and I recently quit my main job in order to support these animals. With the help of Johannes Vaartmakers and Animal Protection, we were able to save a lot of animals so far. Most of our animals are up for adoption at a relatively small fee (which covers housing,...
Francien Ros
Francien Ros

Leading Volunteer

I already did a lot of volunteer work before I came in contact with Johannes Vaartmakers. After I met Johannes everything fall in place. We both share the same ideals and ideas in regards to protecting animals. So after Johannes shared his ideas about founding Animal Protection, I didn’t need to think about if for...

Other than the people above we have many great volunteers doing charity work for Animal Protection. Currently we have over 21 (dedicated) volunteers who are aiding us.

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Our Goals

Animal protection / rescue 100%
Adoption services 85%
Building new shelters 70%
Spay / neuter programs 60%
Return lost pets 50%

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