Ayin Ruka 1.0: Images and reports

Our mission at the Ayin Ruka animal shelter in the small Chilean town of Los Álamos was the start of a multi-year aid project and lasted from November 23 to December 10, 2023. Unfortunately, the planned daily ten-minute live broadcast on Instagram could not take place. This was due to technical and organizational reasons and … Read more

Call for volunteers

Fancy three, six or twelve months of service abroad? Curious about the country and people “on the other side of the world”? Open to new experiences in animal welfare? FinnDomingo e.V. is once again offering this opportunity and is advertising a position at the AYIN RUKA animal shelter as part of its volunteer service. It … Read more

Here we go: Help for Ayin Ruka!

Otilia Munizaga, the founder and sole operator of the Ayin Ruka animal shelter, is a brave old lady, but she is in poor health and will not be able to cope with her work with over 70 dogs for much longer. There is clearly danger ahead! FinnDomingo e.V. is therefore now launching a three-stage aid … Read more

Become a food/medicine sponsor? Here’s how…

The FinnDomingo animal sponsorships started during the COVID pandemic as emergency aid for the member associations of the project “Network Chilean Animal Welfare Association”. In the meantime, they have become established as a small contribution to the daily struggle of Chilean animal welfare activists, which has by no means become easier after the pandemic. With … Read more

Charity: “Road bikes for animal welfare”

Finally! After a forced two-year break, the cycle racing festival rad am ring will take place again at the legendary german race track Nürburgring from July 22nd to 24th, 2022. FinnDomingo e.V. will be represented with a four-person cyclist team: Karsten, Christian, Claudia and Timo. These sporting aces will participate in the 24-hour race, one … Read more

Series “Learning from each other” continues

With our educational program “Learning from each other” in German-Chilean exchange we promote knowledge about responsible animal husbandry. The pilot project “Learning from each other: animal care(takers) in Germany and Chile”, with which we started active development work in 2019, has proven itself, but could not be continued in 2020 and 2021, although the funding … Read more

Volunteer service goes on

At the beginning of 2021 we started to set up our FinnDomingo volunteer service. The preparations lasted three months, and our first young volunteer worked for another quarter in the animal rescue station of our Chilean partner organization Refugio Patitas Sin Hogar. She did fine. Very fine. When the head of the station fell seriously … Read more

Approved: Constitution of Chile mandates animal protection

The inclusion of animals protection rights was approved in the newly written Chilean Constitution. The authors of the Constitution, which is currently being drafted, declare that the protection of animals as a State responsibility. The wording of Article 23 will state: “Animals are subject to special protection measures, the State will protect them, recognizing them … Read more

Report from the first volunteer assignment

In 2021, as in the year before, the pandemic determined our project work and in some cases massively hindered it. Nevertheless, we were able to carry out the pilot project for the FinnDomingo volunteer service and we are very grateful that it was a complete success for all participants. Preparing and organizing our voluntary service, … Read more

Charity campaign “Postcards help”

In order to directly support its Chilean partner organizations in their arduous work on site, FinnDomingo e.V. has launched the charity campaign “Postcards help”. The 5 cheerful postcard motifs were designed by the illustrator and graphic artist Doro Ostgathe. The cards carry memorable words on the subject of animal welfare by well-known personalities, and can … Read more