A man walks along a beach...

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...covered in starfish that have been washed ashore. He picks up one starfish after another and throws them back into the water. A passer-by stops and says: "There are millions of them on this beach. What you are doing makes no difference!" To which the man picks up a starfish, throws it into the sea and replies: " It makes a difference to this one." (story told by Jerry Jampolsky)

 

At times the situation of homeless animals in this country is a bit reminiscent of that beach. There are thousands and thousands of them, some lost, some abandoned out of neglect or because the owner feels they have no choice.

 

homepage2The really lucky ones turn up at the door of the person who will let them stay. But most of them will end up as strays on the streets or in municipal shelters where their days are numbered (100.000 get euthanised every year). The more fortunate ones get taken on by private shelters where efforts are made to find them a home.

 

The aim of the Foundlings initiative is to build up a network in order to help private individuals who have found an animal but are not in a position to keep it and who do not want to take it to a municipal shelter where it might face euthanasia. There is no guarantee a home will be found for a rescued dog or cat but we will do our best to be of support.

 

You can help these animals by sharing the link to this website, by directing people who are looking for a dog or a cat, to it or...by adopting one of these lovely creatures yourself. And if you would like to get involved, please contact us, each pair of hands is more than welcome.