Welttierschutzstiftung (WTS) is a charitable foundation, established in 2015 by Welttierschutzgesellschaft e.V. The foundation promotes animal welfare worldwide. The main focus of its work lies on improving animal welfare through academic education and continuous professional development in emerging and developing countries, scientific research on animal welfare, the anchoring of animal welfare in the society and the search for solutions to a global animal-friendly future.
The foundation acts in conducting own projects and promoting external projects. With its main programme VETS UNITED, WTS supports animal health and welfare education in emerging and developing countries, mainly in Africa, such as Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and The Gambia. Further projects in Liberia and Rwanda are currently in preparation. The foundation works in close cooperation with educational institutions, veterinary associations and local government departments. It provides technical and financial support to the projects until they can be handed over and sustained by the local partners.