Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - The Hessian animal protection prize, which is endowed with 7000 euros, goes to the animal welfare association Kellerranch from Weiterstadt. "With unbelievable personal commitment, the Keller family and the entire team of the Kellerranch animal welfare association have created a new home for discarded and abused animals at the Kellerranch," said Environment Minister Priska Hinz (Greens) on Tuesday in Wiesbaden at the ceremony.
The 10,000 square meter basement ranch is home to around 350 animals. According to the information, the animals taken in come from private holdings, circuses or are brought to the ranch by the veterinary office. The association also takes care of animals from zoological institutions or from refugees from Ukraine who are currently unable to provide care. The Hessian Animal Welfare Prize for voluntary civic engagement is advertised annually.