Animal Organisations in Belgium

Information and contact details for national animal protection and welfare organisations, plus pet rescue centres operating in Belgium...

Animal rescue centres or refuges in Belgium must be regulated and adhere to strict guidelines to ensure the welfare of the animals in their care. Many still rely on donations and volunteer help to function effectively.

The Blue Cross (la Croix Bleue) operates a number of animal rescue centres in Belgium. They also post photographs and details of animals in their care which are available for adoption. Other centres that do similar work include Help Animals, which has centres in Anderlecht and Brussels.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (Société Royale Protectrice des Animaux) is the biggest animal protection organisation in Belgium. It has refuges throughout Belgium, mainly for cats and dogs, however certain centres take in other animals.

  • Royal Society for the Protection of Animals- Liège (in French)
    The website has details of shelters in Liège, Arlon and Vinalmont, and animals available for adoption 
    At: Rue Bois Saint Gilles 46, 4420 Saint Nicolas
  • La Croix Bleue (in French and Dutch)
    The website lists local animal refuges with information on open hours and access as well as details on animals available for adoption



  • Help Animals
    Registered charity with shelters and animals available for adoption
    At: Rue Bollinckx 203, 1070 Brussels
    Tel: 020 523 44 16
  • To find details of other refuges locally, consult the Yellow Pages under Refuges pour animaux, or ask at the local town hall

Brussels Organisations

  • Chatterie du Parc (cat rescue centre)
    At: Avenue Nellie Melba 83, 1070 Anderlecht
    Tel: 02 521 19 80
  • SHAPAS 2000 ASBL
    : Rue de Ganshoren 60 Box 3, 1082 Berchem Sainte-Agathe
    Tel: 02 478 55 45
  • Charaton
    : Rue Borrens 35, 1050 Ixelles
    Tel: 02 647 24 75

Flanders Organisations

  • Het Blauwe Kruis Wommelgem is an animal shelter near Antwerp. Training is also available (in Dutch)
    At: Netelaarstraat 12, 2160 Wommelgem
    Tel: 03 353 94 53
    Fax: 03 353 48 60


  • Website listing pets for adoption. It also lists around 60 animal shelters across Flanders
  • Lists Flemish animal shelters and a selection of pets waiting to be rehomed

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