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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...
Johannes Vaartmakers

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,...
Lisa van Benthem

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...
Francien Ros

Leon Hernández

Shelter Owner / Volunteer

Together with my brother Armando we run a small animal shelter for dogs in Spain. Unfortunately our shelter is not sufficient enough to accommodate all dogs  in our streets. Hopefully this can change in the near future with your donations. We are already searching for a bigger building with a lot of green surroundings which...
Leon Hernández

Armando Hernández

Shelter Owner / Volunteer

Me and my brother own a shelter and we also do volunteer work for Animal Protection. I have met Johannes (founder of Animal Protection) several times now. I don’t know anyone else who is more dedicated to help animals than him. He is a great and kind person and I consider him as a close...
Armando Hernández

Iulia Mica

Volunteer (Romania)

I work as a volunteer at a local shelter in my country Romania. With the help of Johannes I hope to start a shelter of my own in the near future, so I can help more animals. Romania is one of Europe’s cities with the highest count of street dogs. So more shelters are really...
Iulia Mica

Other than the people above we have many great volunteers doing charity work for Animal Protection. Currently we have over 18 (dedicated) volunteers who are aiding us.