Charity campaign at the Nürburgring

Our next fund raising campaign “Road bikes for animal welfare” will take place at the Nürburgring, usually known as a Grand Prix race track. Once a year, the legendary racing complex is the setting for the cycling marathon rad am ring, a major event that in 2019 attracted more than 9,000 participants and around 25,000 … Read more

2020 plans

“Learning from each other: animal care(takers) in Germany and Chile”: With this educational exchange program we started our engagement in development work in 2019. Our aim is to promote intercultural understanding and to foster transfer of knowledge and practical experience in responsible animal husbandry. The pilot project has worked out well and will be repeated … Read more

Network “Chilean Animal Welfare Association”

In Germany, the German Animal Welfare Association represents the interests of its members vis-à-vis politics and society. That means that over 700 animal protection associations with over 550 animal shelters and around 800,000 members can speak with one voice, that will be heard. In Chile, on the other hand, there are many small private initiatives, … Read more

The Blue Dog

The Blue Dog is an educational program that was originally developed to prevent dog bite injuries in children between the age of three and six. The main role is played by a blue dog named “Blu”. In an interactive computer story, children and their parents learn how to properly handle their dogs and how to … Read more

Exchange project 2019: Report from Chile

In early October, after a journey of around 27 hours, the four animal keepers from Essen and Hanover landed in Santiago de Chile. They were received by two members of FinnDomingo e.V., who had previously prepared everything on site for the project to run as smoothly as possible.               … Read more

Why “FinnDomingo”?

“FinnDomingo”: New name, same mission. Our original name “Animal Welfare International: German-Chilean Projects for Responsible Animal Husbandry” was a bit bulky and clumsy. FinnDomingo is a real life symbol of international animal welfare. Our beloved dog was named Domingo when it lived in Chili. Since moving to Germany it is named Finn. FinnDomingo is a … Read more

Charity: 300 km on bike in one day

From the River Ruhr to the North Sea – 300 km on bike in a single day! On June, 15th, the major cycling marathon Ruhr2NorthSeaChallenge runs from Duisburg in the Ruhr area to Bensersiel on the North Sea. Our Association member, Karsten, will be representing us. His goal is to collect donations for our animal … Read more

International Day at the Leibniz University Hannover

Our Association gathers first experiences with presentations to the public: On May, 16th our chairman, Alexander Stähr, organized a booth at the IV. International Day of the Leibniz University in Hannover.

The International Day, hosted by the International Office every two years, is a joyful and colorful event, full of music, dance, good food and lots of exciting conversations about life around the world. It was very well attended and provided ample opportunity to introduce both Chile and the work of our Association to an interested audience.

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Video: A semester abroad with consequences

Nine months of study and internship in Chile: His Master’s program “Atlantic Studies” brought Alexander Stähr much more than new impressions. After his return to Germany he founded a non-profit development association, which organizes educational projects in animal welfare. Have a look at this “country at the end of the world” while listening to the … Read more

Homeless Paws Must Survive

What are basic needs? Air and clean water. A safe home. Food. Companionship. This is what the operators of the Chilean animal shelter “Homeless Paws” (Refugio Patitas Sin Hogar) strive to give to the “forgotten dogs” in and arround their hometown. More quality of life for humans and animals, a little more compassion and respect, … Read more