Godmothers/Godfathers

ABOUT GODMOTHERS, GODFATHERS AND GUARDIAN ANGELS …

The animals that end up in our shelter often have a sad history. They have nowhere else to go because they have to recover from illness or regain trust after being abused. Often they are very young kittens with severe health issues. After we have given them the care they need, they may be adopted and find a home of their own. On the other hand the animals who come here may be very old and rejected because of their respectable age, or they may need relocation because the owner has moved to a nursing home or has passed away.

When the animals have regained physical and psychological strength, they may eventually be adopted. More than once however the stress of moving again would be too hard for them, these animals become our permanent residents.

If you decide to be a godmother or godfather, your first choice is between three options:

- you may financially adopt a permanent resident, in this case you are certain the animal will stay with us for the rest of its life;

- you may also support an animal which will possibly be adopted, and when this happens your support is transferred to another animal you choose;

- another possibility is general godmother- or godfathership, in which case you support the entire group and your contribution is used for the animal that needs it the most at that time.

If you support a particular animal, you will be informed whenever severe change takes place in the medical condition of your chosen one.

A second choice is the nature of the sponsorship you want to take upon you:

-  regular godmother- or godfathership consists of a fixed amount, which in normal circumstances covers the general monthly costs, being food and standard care for this animal. Because the animals are often weak or aged, the (mainly medical) expenses are much higher, which is why we accept several godmothers or godfathers for the same animal.

- supporting godmother- or godfathership means you give extra support to the animal you choose. The monthly contribution is higher, so we can build up a reserve fund for when the animal gets health problems and needs surgery.

In both cases, regular and supporting sponsorship, you will be informed whenever severe change takes place in the medical condition of your chosen one and if major surgery is required, you are free to give an extra contribution, without any obligation.

Monthly contribution for godmother- or godfathership: 

Dier

Regular (startig from)

Supporting (starting grom)

General(starting from)
Cat
€ 13.00
€ 20.00
€ 5.00
Dog
€ 13.00
€ 20.00
€ 5.00
Rabbit
€ 5.00
€ 9.00
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5 chickens or ducks 
€ 5.00
€ 9.00
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Pig
€ 5.00
€ 9.00
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As soon as we receive your first contribution, we will send you a certificate ofgodmother- or godfathership and an brochure with information about the animalyou chose.

In case you choose general godmother- or godfathership, you are free to give any monthlycontribution, with a minimum monthly amount of € 5,00. You will also receive a certificate, but no information brochure. It would not be possible to send you a brochure about every animal in our care.

Every four months, all godmothers and godfathersreceive the information brochure “Dier en Thuis”; this brochure is sent exclusively to godmothers and godfathers. If your monthly contribution is € 13or more, you will also receive the membership magazine every three months.

Should you wish to offer someone a godmother- or godfathership as a present, we will send you all the documents on time so you can offer them onthe occasion.  The package includes a nice certificate of godmother- or godfathership, an information brochure about the chosen animal and some additional brochures such as “Dier en Thuis” and a membership magazine. Thus you have a nice present to offer. The new godmother-or godfather will from then on receive the next mail at his or her homeaddress.

Guardianangels

If you do not want engage in paying a monthly contribution, you might be interested in becoming a guardian angel. We have created this option to be able to afford majorsurgery. Often a new animal needs a lot of medical care upon arrival. For these animals we launch a call for help on our website.

As a guardianangel  you choose freely the amount of your contribution (minimum € 10) and the frequency. You may contribute once, or during a few months,or quarterly, or whenever you wish.

You will receive a nice card from your ward and you will be kept up to date by a special newsletter, exclusively for our guardian angels.