Animal ambulance Alphen needs donations / Dierenambulance Alphen heeft uw bijdrage nodig

This newsstory of last month grabbed my attention. It's a call for financial support of the Animal Ambulance in the Dutch town of Alphen a/d Rijn. This organization is not subsidized. They are depending on donations of animal lovers.
What does the Animal Ambulance Alphen a/d Rijn do?

"This Dutch animal ambulance service provides emergency care to injured animals and transports them to the vet. Also they transport animals to specialized shelters troughout the country. The ambulance staff is highly trained and in possesion of a diploma for Animal First Aid. As the ambulance is based in Alphen aan den Rijn they can guarantee to reach an emergency very quickly (even though they cover a large area-MM). Which of course is in the best interest of the animal.
Also for transporting your pet to the vet and back home, you can call upon the animal ambulance. (For instance if the pet's owner does not have the right transportation. They do ask for a small fee for this service. - MM) "

Why do the Animal Ambulance Alphen a/d Rijn need donations now?

"The volunteers at the Animal Ambulance in Alphen a/d Rijn have a big problem. One of the 2 vans was completely destroyed after a collision on wednesday January 27th 2010. This collision was not their fault and luckily no-one was hurt. But until there is a solution to replace this ambulance van animals in need will often have to wait longer before help arrives.

The animal ambulance needs to raise a few 10,000 euros /dollars for a new fully equiped ambulance , says the Ginet Groep which coordinate the ambulance. The insurance only covers day value of the van and none of the medical equipment/facilities of the ambulance.

The second ambulance is needed to cover the rides out of town. Almost daily it is used to return swans to their habitat, or to transport lost and found cats and dogs to the town of Zoetermeer. When the ambulance is out of town, and with the second car out of order, they can not always arrive at an emergency within 15 minutes anymore. "
- - - Translation of

The ambulance rescue a variety of animals, like neglected dogs, injured swans and abandoned bunnies:

Neglected dog, but thanks to the animal ambulance a new start.
The young ones need special attention. Time is essential in the rescue of these little ones.
Injured swans are often in need of the ambulance for transportation back to their habitat where they were found.

It's not just the fuzzy and feathery friends in need.

Financial support:
* Donations via Dierenbescherming (Animal Protection) Dutch giro 17761 (Do mention it is for the animal ambulance).
* The Dutch banknumber for the animal ambulance, mentioned in the article on 'webregio' is 3061.07.796.
* Mailing address:
       Dierenambulance Alphen a/d Rijn
       Postbus 1067
       2400 BD Alphen aan den Rijn
* Or if you find it more convenient you can sent your donation by PAYPAL to and I'll banktransfer your donation to  the Animal Ambulance.


johnniebelinda said…
It tears my heart up to see people can be so cruel to animals
Anonymous said…
Sounds like a very worthy cause. jx

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