Rob van der Graaf, better known as 'Ranger Rob', from the Beestenbende Foundation, will auction off 6 antique chairs to raise money for saving exotic animals. The auction will take place on February 14, 2024, at Heritage Auctions Europe in IJsselstein.
Time is of the essence
As of July 1, 2024, a new law will come into effect banning the keeping and trading of exotic animals. Rob expects a surge of displaced exotic animals in need of shelter. By auctioning off the chairs, Rob hopes to raise enough money to establish suitable accommodations for these animals. Rob also has the exclusive opportunity to purchase an entire zoo with sufficient space. This requires a lot of money, and Rob is counting on generous bids from animal lovers and benefactors who want to help him in his mission.
About Ranger Rob
For years, Rob van der Graaf has fought for the welfare of discarded wild and exotic animals. These are typically animals that were initially kept as pets but later discovered to be unsuitable for domestic environments, such as servals, meerkats, or even hyenas! His animal shelter in Zevenbergen (North Brabant) is overcrowded, and a larger shelter is urgently needed. Rob's mission is also supported by numerous animal organizations.
The 6 antique English chairs with inlay work have been donated to Rob with the aim of raising money for his shelter. On February 14, these chairs will be auctioned live at Heritage Auctions Europe. The starting price is €1000. The chairs can be viewed during our viewing days, taking place February 7th to 13th. Click here for more information.