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Animal Defenders St. Maarten

Animal Defenders St. Maarten is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose mission is to make sure the St.Maarten community becomes more involved in helping animals.   The volunteers of Animal Defenders St. Maarten wish to create AWARENESS and COMPASSION for the animals on their friendly island. Their main focus

Loes at Sicily

When I came to Sicily years ago, I had no idea that the problem of stray animals was so big there. Many people still see animals as dirty and annoying, and they don't seem to care much about the suffering of stray animals. As a

A Zoo in a shopping mall?

Bua Noi has been caged alone and came to be recognized for her sad face, puling her hair out. Cages with only tyres, wooden climbing beams and a long chain as entertainment. A poor imitation of a jungle they might never be able to see……. On

Meet Macibiri

We have a new member in the Wings for Animals family: Macibiri, a beautiful infant gorilla. She will join our dog Bob, cat Elvis , elephant Sirimon and the rhino’s Lotie & friends you can see here. Dear Wings for Animals, Thank you for adopting one of

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

Colleague and former board member Eline Ploeger paid a visit to Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire: In December I was back on Bonaire since a long time and almost immediately I went to the Donkey Sanctuary. I used to come often with the MD11 and always took stuff

The new way of keeping horses

The new way of keeping horses We all know the picture of the horse with his head over the gorgeous stable door. Standing on a big bed of yellow straw. The horse with big iron horse shoes on wearing a brand new blanket. Looks perfect, doesn’t it……that’s

Vrijwilligers Wings for Animals

Wings for Animals Volunteer Evening

The first (and certainly not the last) Wings for Animals volunteer meeting was a success. Colleagues with a heart for animals came together to get ideas to help animals on our flight routes. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

International Snow Leopard Day

On 23 October, the annual 'International Snow Leopard Day’ calls for extra attention for the protection of the snow leopard and its habitat. Snow leopards live in very remote areas and are among the most endangered species in the world. The total population in the wild

Spay & Neuter Project Curacao

The stray cat problem on Curaçao is big. It's huge! Perhaps invisible to many, but the suffering is enormous. The overpopulation in residential areas and in resorts causes sick cats, malnourished kittens, cats hit by cars and the dumping of these animals. Since cats are able