The animal shelter, idyllically located on the outskirts of Mayen, houses its animals in the most species-appropriate way possible on a generously designed site. In the year 1978the association for nature and animal protection Mayen was founded before it was renamed to Tierschutzverein Mayen und Umgebung e.V. in 1995.
Every year, around 650 animals are taken in at the Mayen animal shelter, and almost all of them can be placed in a new home. All these animals are lovingly cared for, nursed, fed and given veterinary care.