Zvierací ombudsman





We are an organization whose establishment has materialized a long-standing effort to unite shelters for abused and abandoned animals and animal rights NGO’s in Slovakia. Together, we have succeeded to amend the Criminal Code, to find home for more than 300 abandoned animals through our event Find Yourselves from the shelter. We are here for associations and shelters, which struggle daily for survival and have no time or human capacity to solve many problems. They do not have the time to write criminal notices because they rescue the victim - a tortured animal and spend days and weeks with him at the clinic or temporary guardian. Laws and ostentatious mean fewer animals, less animals in the streets, less shelters. Practical assistance to the shelters means finally more time for essential things. Our motivation, however, is not only to help the abused and abandoned animals, but the effort to reduce cruelty on animals in Slovakia. Violence is only one, and the effort to mitigate it should unite us. That is why the Animal Ombudsman is here.

Our goals

Vyhrať boj s množiteľmi

To diminish the existence of illegal “cellar breeding” and their cruel and illegal, local and international trade of tormented, defenseless animals. We achieve our aim not only through pressure on the authorities, but also by prevention of raising people's awareness not to buy animals coming from doubtful conditions.

Trvalá, systémová a adresná podpora

Permanent, systematic and addressed support to our members (animal shelters, asylums and sanctuaries) especially free legal assistance and representation in proceedings.

Priniesť naše podujatie Nájdite sa do vzdialenejších kútov Slovenska

Find yourselves to the distant corners of Slovakia Join our event Find yourself in the far distant parts of Slovakia where the problem with unwanted animals is the most prominent.


The Animal Ombudsman is not a governmental institution, nor is it gov't-funded or otherwise materially supported. It's a team of animal friends and fighters who decided to devote their time and expertise to one bold goal: to improve the life and welfare of animals in Slovakia, and to build and cruelty-free country, where citizens never remain passive when facing violence or neglect on feeble ones.

Ombudsmanské tričká a kryty z kolekcie Koláčová

The team

from left: Zuzana Marušincová, Patrícia Kubová, Dorota Čavojec, Zuzana Stanová, Nina Krnčok, Erika Dupejová, Jana Trellová, Oľga Becker …. and Eliška :)

We are a team of experts, but especially enthusiasts, who are not indifferent to the fate of animals and we have decided to devote our time and expertise to help them. We have been doing so since childhood, we our love for them in our DNA :)

Zuzana Stanová
ombudsman for animals, chairwoman of the board zuzana.stanova@zvieraciombudsman.sk

Dana Freyerová
contact person for media press@zvieraciombudsman.sk

Nina Krnčok
project manager, Find yourselves charity event nina.krncok@zvieraciombudsman.sk

Jana Trellová
PR a social media jana.trellova@zvieraciombudsman.sk

Zuzana Marušincová
strategic networking for projects Find yourselves a Animal Hero

Patrícia Kubová
contact person for shelters and Find yourselves official photographer

Erika Dupejová
Office Director erika.dupejova@zvieraciombudsman.sk

Táňa Rosová
dignitary chairwoman, founder

Michal Kutlík
lawyer info@zvieraciombudsman.sk

Adriana Veselá
lawyer info@zvieraciombudsman.sk

Bea Strhanová
attorney  info@zvieraciombudsman.sk

If you are a lawyer by training and experience, if you are a partner in a law firm or a manager in a firm where qualified lawyers work, contribute at least a few hours of volunteer work to solve animal welfare problems. Become part of the Animal Ombudsman to show your corporate social responsibility.


Marcela Juríčková- expert on pet animals-canine, and the topic of illegal breeding

Oľga Beckerová- on pet animals-feline

Zuzana Stanová- expert on public and criminal law

Governing board

Zuzana Stanová
Oľga Beckerová
Lenka Bičkošová


Martin “Pyco” Rausch, TV host

Lucia Siposová, actress, writer, columnist

Michael Szatmáry, TV host 

Kristína K. , TV reporter of the investigatory “REFLEX” TV journal and prestigeous OTO prize holder, for courageous investigative journalism on the topic of animal abuse

Ivan “Binďo” Bindas, EUROPA 2 radio host

Find yourselves with the animal from the shelter!

is undoubtedly the first event of its kind in Slovakia, and which has found a stable place in the social calendar of the inhabitants and visitors of Bratislava and Košice for its 20 editions. It is not only the first and most known animal adoption festival in the country, but it also serves as sn unique showcase platform for the shelters from all across Slovakia by which they can  build their brand, fundraise in other words, an opportunity for families who want to adopt abandoned animals, but struggle to go to the shelter or otherwise fail to find a new home.

On Find yourselves, the abandoned animals of all kinds from all over Slovakia who are looking for a home arrive for one day and who would not have a chance to get to know. Both the ebent hosts as well as shelter representatives then tell the stories of the individual animals, so that families can choose better the animal, which is most suitable for them.

Moreover, experts are available for free consultation for families whose adopt or those, who already have an animal but need expert advice. There are also great opportunities for volunteerism and community life: volunteering in shelter stands, long term expert volunteerism for shelters, in donating of in-kind or other gift.  So far, thanks to the event, more than 300 abandoned animals, including farm animals, have been found with their new happy home. The event also has a rich accompanying program with main focus on the protection of nature and animals: environmentally aware celebrities meet and greet, music and theatre, competitions for children, etc. Families spend an active and cheerful day together in fresh air. Own animals are also very welcome, so you don’t want to adopt another one, you can just come and spend time in a pleasant company.

I have an incentive

Are you witnessing animal abuse? Do you suspect that in your area is a breeder who runs illegal breeding and puppies sold suspiciously cheaply on advertising portals? Can not you look at how neighbor’s dog suffers on a short chain or as horses sleep in mud or frost and have no place to hide? Would you like to help but do not you know how to do it discreetly and effectively? Do not be afraid to ask and act! Contact us via CONTACT FORM:


0948 022 121  +421 908 259 643



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We are very proud to admit, that Nájdite sa/Find yourselves, our open-air happening, enjoys extraordinary support of the media and celebrities who cooperate with us, such as actresses Kristina Tormová, our lovely ambassador, Lucia Siposová and Zuzana Vačková, TV and Radio presenters Pyco, Matúš Krnčok, Binďo and Michal Sabo, famous beauties Lucia Hablovičová, Romi Klimeková and  Soňa Skoncová, signers Emma Drobná, Zdenka Predná and Sima Martausová and many others, ambassadors, mayors, regional presidents… And in the past, even the then Prime Minister Iveta Radičová almost adopted a puppy from us, and it would have been her 6th stray animal adoption 🙂

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