is the global animal welfare organization for animals under direct human influence, recognizing grievances, rescuing and protecting animals in distress.

Founded in 1988 by Heli Dungler and friends in Vienna, the organization works to create a world where people treat animals with respect, compassion and understanding. With offices in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Kosovo, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, Great Britain, the USA and Vietnam, as well as sanctuaries for animals in need in eleven countries, provides rapid help and long-term solutions.

‘ sustainable campaigns and projects focus on pets such as stray dogs and cats, farm animals and wild animals – such as bears, big cats, orangutans and elephants – that are kept in inappropriate conditions and in disaster and conflict zones.

We actively support the humane treatment of stray dogs and cats, as well as better housing conditions for pets and farm animals. We build and operate sanctuaries around the world where wildlife rescued from abusive captivity find a species-appropriate home.

works in a solution-oriented manner and offers animals in need quick, first-hand help. The aim is to achieve and establish changes in politics, business and society for the benefit of animals – with projects, campaigns and educational work. The basis of our work is thorough research. works on a scientific basis and cooperates closely with experts, especially from the fields of medicine, agriculture, biology and law.