The Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. has set itself the task of transporting abandoned dogs, cats and other animals from various European countries and placing them in the EU.
The Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. takes care of the presentation of the animals on the website www.tsv-europa.eu, the placement with the new families, the transport of the animals to Germany, as well as pre- and post-controls. In addition Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. takes care of the organisation of foster homes for special cases.
The Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. does not run any animal shelters itself, but works closely with a small selection of animal welfare organisations in European countries. These organisations and animal shelters receive from the Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. the fee after the successful placement of the animals, which is spent on castration, chip, vaccination and laboratory examinations of further animals there. Furthermore, the Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. takes care of the publication of fundraising campaigns for the cooperating associations, for example to ensure medical care and material resources.
The Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. has placed almost 8500 animals (as of May 2019) since its foundation in 2006, . This success is based not only on the good cooperation with various animal welfare organisations in the countries where the animals have been abandoned, but also on the good reputation of the association and, accordingly, the frequent recommendations from happy new animal owners.
In order to maintain and further develop the good reputation of the Tierschutzverein Europas e.V. some requirements are demanded from the cooperating organisations:
Clear identification of the animals
The animal welfare organisations/shelters must clearly identify the animals to be placed individually with a short description of age, size, colour, breed, behaviour with other animals, as well as photos and if possible, videos. In addition, all animals to be placed must be chipped before transport.
Good medical care for the animals
Animal welfare organisations/shelters must provide the best possible medical care for animals, especially in shelters where many animals are kept together and diseases can be transmitted quickly. Especially before transport, it must be ensured that the animals to be placed do not suffer from skin diseases, worms or Mediterranean diseases or that this has been clarified with the adopters. In addition, vaccinations for rabies, as well as the quintuple vaccination must be valid.
Castration of the animals
The animal welfare organisations / animal shelters should have all animals to be placed, regardless of sex, neutered by a veterinarian sufficiently long before transport. Of course, neutering may be omitted if the animal is still too young or already too old for this.
Project-linked donations may only be used for the corresponding actions
Fundraising campaigns organised by the Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. and linked to a project may only be used for the corresponding campaigns. For example, donations for neutering fees may not be used for the expansion of animal shelters. Likewise, donations in kind may not be resold. Therefore, the Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. expects the recipients of monetary donations to provide a copy of all invoices for what the money has been used for.
If one of the cooperating animal welfare organisations / animal shelters repeatedly fails to comply with the requirements, the cooperation with the Tierschutzverein Europa e.V. will be terminated.
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