Rescue centres need your help

COVID-19 is a threat to the survival of thousands of animals in European rescue centres and sanctuaries.​​​​​​​

It has only added to an already difficult situation in which housing for seized, confiscated or surrendered wild animals is severely limited, and rescue centres suffer from a chronic lack of funding.

Eurogroup for Animals and its member organisations doing rescue activities have joined forces with the European Alliance of Rescue centres and Sanctuaries (EARS), a network that supports and represents rescue centres and sanctuaries across Europe, enabling them to work together to achieve mutual animal welfare and conservation goals.

Below you'll find the organisations in your country that need your help. The rescue centers or sanctuaries (listed in orange) urgently need donations. There are also Eurogroup for Animals member organisations in the list that you can contact to find out which rescue centres you can support in your country. 

You can read more about the rescue centre crisis in our Briefing here.

These animals have been through enough already. Please help them get through the COVID-19 crisis.

CountryOrganisation / Rescue Centre or organisation managing a centre (in orange)Website


Bӓrenwald Arbesbach, Vier Pfoten
BelgiumDe Zonnegloed Sanctuary

Natuurhulpcentrum Wildlife Rescue Centre

Dancing Bears Park Belitsa, Vier Pfoten
CroatiaAnimal Friends Croatia
DenmarkAnimal Protection Denmark

FranceFondation Brigitte Bardot

Code Animal

La fondation droit animal, éthique et science - LFDA

Refuge de l'Arche
GermanyDeutscher Tierschutzbund

VIER PFOTEN in Deutschland

Bӓrenwald Müritz, Vier Pfoten

Foundation for Bears

Tierschutzzentrum Weidefeld

Reptilienauffangstation München
GreeceGAWF Greek Animal Welfare Fund

ARCTUROS Environmental Centre

IrelandISPCA (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
ItalyLAV- Lega Anti Vivisezione

Centro Tutela e Ricerca Fauna Esotica e Selvatica Monte Adone

Lega Nazionale per la Difesa del Cane
KosovoBear Sanctuary Prishtina, Vier Pfoten
LatviaAnimal Friends Society Latvia (Christine Chilver's Animals Friends Society)
LithuaniaLietovos givunu teisiu apsaugos organizacija (Animal Right Protection Organization Lithuania)
NetherlandsAAP Animal Advocacy and Protection



Bears in Mind

Stichting Leeuw
RomaniaLibearty Rezervatia de Ursi
SlovakiaSloboda Zvierat
SpainAsociacion Nacional para la defensa de los animales (ANDA)


Fundacion para el Asesoramiento y Accion en Defensa de los Animales (FAADA)

Mona Foundation
SwitzerlandSchweizer Tierschutz STS

Vier Pfoten in der
United KingdomAnimal Defenders International (ADI)

Animal Protection Agency (APA)

Catholic Concern for Animals

FOUR PAWS in the

One Kind

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

World Animal Protection

Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA)

Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary

Wild Futures