santuario que salva gatos y perro
The Internacional Team


We are united for a common goal: we want to improve the world!

We are convinced that even small steps can make the world a better place. We don't want to stand idly by and sit back and do nothing. We want to be active and leave a trace on this short journey called LIFE.  We want to LIVE.

The legend of the hummingbird

One day, as the legend goes, there was a big forest fire. All the frightened animals watched helplessly as the disaster unfolded. Only the little hummingbird was active, picking up a few drops with its beak to throw onto the fire. After a moment, the armadillo, annoyed by this ridiculous act, said, "Hummingbird! Are you crazy? You won't be able to put out the fire with a few drops of water! "

And the hummingbird replied, "I know, but I'm doing my part."

Amerindian legend.

The "Canto a la vida" Foundation is an association officially registered in Germany. "Canto a la vida" supports the Colombian refuge as a non-profit organization. It has been active for a long time and consists of 8 members. On a non-profit basis, they are responsible for fundraising, digital communication and administration.


Amaranta Rodini

Amaranta Rodini (Tica)


Resident in Germany

Italian-Colombian nationality

My role in the foundation:

Coordination of the international group. I'm involved in a little bit of everything: Website, finances, documentation.

Who am I? 

I want to move mountains, action is my favorite word. It's better to look for alternatives and solutions than to just see problems.

What fulfills me?

I love to travel and learn about other cultures, but most of all to experience nature. My inner drive is to help those who are in trouble, whether they are animals or people. The phrase I have heard most often in my life: "You are not Mother Mary Teresa of Calcutta" (no kidding :)

Mattew Bowles (Matt)

Full Member

Resident in England

English Nationality

My role in the Foundation:

Responsible for the content on the website and Instagram and passionate filmmaker and English translator.

Who am I?

I love to travel and discover new worlds. I discovered the Foundation and never left.

What fulfills me?

The welfare of creatures great and small is close to my heart, and I firmly believe that through education we can prevent the suffering of abandoned animals in cities like Campoalegre for years to come.

Angélica Marroquín 

Full member

Resident in France

Colombian nationality

My role in the Foundation:

Project and Campaigns Manager. Spanish translator.

Who am I?

I am a person who loves nature and I think that all living beings deserve respect. Although our habits and actions have led us humans to exploit everything around us, I trust and know that there are many others who understand our way of thinking that we need to make radical changes to continue living in peace on this planet.

What fulfills me? 

I love being close to nature, living with animals, helping others, creating things and generally living in peace with myself and my environment.