“[...] animals are living creatures that are able to feel, to suffer and to be happy; it is every individual’s moral obligation to respect them and to ensure their well-being [...]”
(From the Preamble of Act XXVIII of 1998 on the Protection and Humane Treatment of Animals)
Our foundation was established upon the initiative of three private individuals in 1990. The soul and the fuel of the organisation had been Márta Friwaldszky until her death in 1997.
The assets of the foundation are managed by the Advisory Board, of which the members per-form their tasks during their free time, without receiving any compensation whatsoever. The foundation has one paid employee, with many of our activities supported by volunteers. Thanks to our efforts, we have become an animal protection organisation that is well-known and widely acknowledged throughout Hungary. We are members of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the UK-based Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), from which we have been receiving a wealth of ideas and helpful assistance on many occasions.
Our organisation’s reputation obliges us to raise public awareness of, be committed to and discuss pressing issues or problems related to the protection of animals that have been brushed under that carpet, making them no less important and calling for a solution.
Our continuous media presence, public statements, our legal advice service, educational pro-gramme and, last but not least, the Office of the Civil Ombudsman for Animal Protection, established at our own expense on 1 January 2009, all serve the aims stated above.