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Starting a protected native animals shelter

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you want to start a shelter for protected native animals, such as seals, deer or hedgehogs, that are injured, sick or otherwise weakened, you need dispensation. To be eligible for dispensation, several requirements apply, among others:

  • Your shelter is a foundation or association.
  • You have at least one professional animal carer working for your shelter.
  • You must fulfil all the requirements laid down in the quality protocolExternal link (Dutch).

The Dutch Protected Animals ListExternal link (Dutch) contains all native protected animal species. You apply for the dispensationExternal link (Dutch) to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency or the provincial authority.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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