1. Name

Canilos Animal Foundation

stichting canilos animal foundation

2. Fiscal identification number


3. Contact information

Canilos Animal Foundation
Laan van Berendrecht 106
2352 VL Leiderdorp

4. Board Members

Chairman : Sabine Keukenbring
Secretary : Wim Markerink
Board Member : Paula E. M. Van Loo
Board Member : Maria A. Kolthof


5. Policy Plan 2016-2019

a. Long term goals. What have we achieved on January 1st, 2019?

1. All barrel dogs on Lesbos free.
2. Establishing an Education and Awareness Centre on Lesbos. There will as well be an emergency shelter to take care of urgent animal abuse cases. This goes for all domesticated animals on the island
3. Starting point is that the local residents will run this centre.

b. In which way do we want to realize the long term goals?

By creating a wider basis on Lesbos and in The Netherlands for our long term goals.
By encouraging a notion of shared responsibility for our long term goals among the residents and organizations on Lesbos.

c. Which cooperation partners and/or partners associated with in The Netherlands?

Animal Foundation Platform (

d. Which cooperation partners in Greece / on Lesbos?

Kivotos (official name Society for the Caring of the Unprotected Animals “The ARK of Mytilene”)
Local veterinarians
Authorities: Police, Justice, Civil Servants (Mayor)
Dr. Iosif Botetzagias
Associate Professor of Environmental Politics & Policy
Department of Environment - University of the Aegean

6. Reward policy

Not applicable

7. Objectives

To support animals in need outside of The Netherlands, first of all in Greece. Locating and mapping cases of animal neglect, exploitation of animals and needless torment of animals. To influence local, regional and national politics to improve the living conditions of domesticated animals. To provide information to heighten awareness of citizens about animal welfare. To develop various activities, products and services to promote animal welfare and support concrete animal emergency relief.

8. Report on activities 2017/2018

Project barrel dogs

In 2017 our rangers:
have carried out 584 surveys, during which 259 “new dogs” have been located.
- 259 first oral or written warnings have been given
- 218 second or final warnings have been issued to owners
- 28 fines (from 100 to 6000 euros) have been imposed by the police
- 79 dogs were found in improved conditions

Project sterilizations

Our foundation also engages in the sterilization of stray dogs. On the one hand through our own
projects, on the other hand together with Kivotos, the animal protection on the island.
This way, in 2017 more than 200 stray dogs have been sterilized.

Project education

We also financially support the Education project of Kivotos. This programme gives information on
elementary schools on the whole island about amongst others how to handle barrel dogs and stray

Project Thrift Shop

In 2017/2018 we again succeeded in increasing both the number of cooperators (volunteers) as
well as the revenues. The full net profit is used for our above mentioned projects.

9. Financial accountability 2017 

In preparation.

For more information please contact the Board.

Foundation Canilos te Dordrecht
Account number:
IBAN: NL45TRIO0254718124
Triodos bank, Zeist, The Netherlands

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