Bridgitte Bardot Foundation Partners Up With Local Organisation Have A Heart Namibia

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The Inspiring Journey of the Brigitte Bardot Foundation: A Legacy of Compassion

In the world of animal welfare, few names evoke as much passion and dedication as the Brigitte Bardot Foundation. Established by the iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot in 1986, this foundation stands as a beacon of hope and advocacy for animals across the globe. 

Thanks to Have A Heart Namibia, cats and dogs from low- and no-income homes across Namibia, have also been benefitting from the Brigitte Bardot Foundation’s generosity, since 2022.

The Visionary Behind the Foundation

Brigitte Bardot, renowned for her talent and beauty on screen, transitioned from the glamorous world of cinema to become an outspoken advocate for animal rights. Her deep empathy for animals and distress over their mistreatment led her to found the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals.

Early Beginnings

The foundation was born out of Bardot’s personal funds and driven by her unwavering determination to make a difference. Initially focused on animal welfare issues in France, the foundation quickly gained recognition for its proactive stance on animal rights, advocating for stronger legislation and enforcement against animal cruelty.

Have A Heart Namibia Partnership

In 2022 the Brigitte Bardot Foundation decided to partner with Have A Heart Namibia, the local animal welfare organisation that provides free sterilisation, deworming and vaccination (against rabies) to cats and dogs from low- and no-income homes. 

The overpopulation of cats and dogs across our beautiful country is a pressing issue, because there simply aren’t enough homes for all of them. Cats and dogs that are not sterilised continue to breed at an alarming rate, and the puppies and kittens have nowhere to go. They therefore suffer on the streets.

To date, the Brigitte Bardot Foundation has helped Have a Heart Namibia provide this life changing operation to over 500 cats and dogs.


The Brigitte Bardot Foundation stands as a testament to the power of one individual’s compassion and determination to effect change. From its humble beginnings to its global impact, the foundation serves as an inspiration to all who believe in the inherent dignity and rights of animals. As we reflect on its journey, we are reminded of Brigitte Bardot’s timeless words: “I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.”


Written by: Anne Mans

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