Our mission

The well-being of animals

La Tanière zoo-refuge, which is expected to open in the spring of 2020, aims to create a real haven of peace for animals that have not experienced a peaceful existence

La Tanière is a unique concept for a fantastic cause: 1500 wild and domestic animals and growing. All have a story: abandoned, mistreated or suffering, these rescued animals will find all the comfort and health care follow-up they need at La Tanière to take full advantage of their new life in Grand Archevilliers in Chartres. 

Our animals - Latest refugees

Nale and Zouina

At the start of June 2019, these two majestic beasts, nicknamed the King and Queen of the refuge, arrived at La Tanière.

The servals

An extraordinary adventure awaited the La Tanière zoo refuge

The minks

These small mammals were brought in June 2019 by the Combactive association

Support the Rock & Heart endowment fund

Patrick Violas created an endowment fund called Rock & Heart, Rock in reference to the rock on which the animals land and Heart as the heart.
Your donations will facilitate the construction of additional enclosures and will help finance rescues or complete the operating rooms to assist in the welfare of animals. “La Tanière” like the “Rock & Heart” endowment fund, will continue to evolve before the official opening of the zoo-refuge in the spring of 2020.
If you are sympathetic to the animal cause and you would like to support this project... Thanks to your donations, entirely dedicated to animal welfare, we will offer our guests the best living environment possible.
This fund is for everyone, individuals and businesses, and everyone can benefit from the tax advantages related to these donations.

The endowment fund works more generally to preserve wild and rural wildlife, through safeguarding, protection, care given to animals which are unwell, injured or used for medical research. The funds will also lead to and finance any social and educational action linked to the protection of wild and rural wildlife.

For French tax residents, find information about tax exemption for donations here:

You can help us

Medical material, a fundamental need for La Tanière

La Tanière wants to offer their residents the best medical care possible, it’s why we’re calling on your generosity. 

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