How two sisters aged 5 and 10 started an animal protection group.

Sina and Yara Marchioni, were only five and ten years old when they began caring for free-roaming cats at Galgenberg in Lahr in the Black Forest in Germany in 2013. Thanks to fundraising activity, they were able to buy the overgrown property on which around 80 cats initially lived. In the meantime, they looked after up to 100 animals, had them neutered, and were able to place some of them so that the number of cats fell drastically. They are planning a real sanctuary for the future.

the current stray gang

On October 18, 2021, the German Animal Welfare Prize was awarded for the 17th time. The award, which is unique in Germany, honors animal lovers for their sustainable commitment to animals. It is endowed with a total of 7,000 euros and is awarded by the German Animal Welfare Association together with the brands Pedigree and Whiskas as well as the magazines FUNK UHR and SUPER TV. In addition, a prize for animal welfare life’s work, prizes in the special category “flood relief” and a reader’s prize from the program magazines FUNK UHR and Super TV were awarded.

You are an “inspiration for your peers”

Johanna Mross

The Cat Rescuers Sina and Yara were awarded third place. In her laudatory speech, Johanna Mross emphasized the early commitment of the two sisters. You are an “inspiration for your peers”. The third place is worth 1,000 euros.

Congratulations Sina & Yara.

(Copyright: „© Yara und Sina Marchioni“)

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