At FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary we work with a permanent, specialised team consisting of Simone Schuls, Juno van Zon, Erin Liewes and Afien Groenhof-Westra. Get to know us!
Simone Schuls - Site Manager
Simone is the Site Manager of FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary and works for FOUR PAWS since June 2014.
"How we treat animals also says something about our civilization. Sharing our work with as many people as possible creates a conversation about animal welfare and how we want to treat the world and its animals. The animals at FELIDA deserve a second chance like no other!"
Juno van Zon - Deputy Manager
Juno van Zon is the Deputy Manager of FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary and works for FOUR PAWS since November 2014. In addition to working at FELIDA, Juno is also a member of the FOUR PAWS 'Rapid Response team' that is equipped to help animals in the face of wars or conflict zones.
"The fact that we, as an organisation, provide special care to animals in need and at the same time develop new projects for animals in need all the time, gives me the drive to continue this important work."
Erin Liewes - Animal Caretaker
Erin Liewes is Animal Caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary and works for FOUR PAWS since June 2014.
"I love to see the progress of our big cats. How they, after their rescue, regain their confidence, how they enjoy the training and enrichment we provide to them and simply how they enjoy life again."
Afien Groenhof-Westra - Animal Caretaker
Afien Groenhof-Westra is Animal Caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary and works for FOUR PAWS since June 2017.
"I enjoy seeing the progress of our rescued animals by doing daily observations and training. All our big cats are special to me, yet the animal that amazes me the most is our lion Lenci. After everything he has been through he has made an amazing recovery. It is great to be part of this."