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An app to fight animal homelessness

Organisation: Institute for Sustainable Development - Foundation Website: Added: November 06, 2023
Project start date: February 01, 2021
Project end date: October 12, 2022

Narrative is a newly developed application whose main task is to increase the chance of finding lost animals. This tool was created as part of the project "Development and implementation of an application supporting e-administration in the fight against animal homelessness" implemented thanks to EU funds. The main goal of the designed application was to facilitate the process of searching for a lost pet – reducing the need to put up traditional announcements or search through a lot of content, e.g. in social media. For this purpose, an application has been created, which is free, nationwide and allows you to easily report the finding or disappearance of a pet. The application uses Public Sector Information data made available on the, thanks to which it is possible to automatically georeport the location of the animal, which is to help the relevant services narrow down the search area, recognize the animal (if the user attaches a photo and description) and catch it safely and quickly. The app was created by a resident of Łódź, initially for a competition for programmers. Ultimately, it is intended to serve citizens involved in improving the fate of animals, as well as public administration entities (municipal and municipal intervention units, municipal police, animal shelters) and social recipients (Public Benefit Organizations and NGOs related to animal welfare).

Financial data

The value of the project: PLN 498,271.97 (about EUR 109,102.70), the EU funding: PLN 407,595.00 (about EUR 89,247.87)


The app is a useful tool that increases the chance of finding a lost pet and improving the fate of homeless animals. However, the success of this project depends primarily on the number of users using it. In June 2023, the app's creator said the following about its popularity: "The app has been downloaded by about 2.5 thousand people so far. "So far, the results have not been impressive. However, the solution is young, and it is quite difficult to break through – says Dawid Ryczko. – Promotion on the Internet is underway. From time to time, someone will write about us." The statistics presented on the website dedicated to the application ( show that the number of all applications is over 500. Searching the media for information about the app, you can see that the interest in this tool is quite limited. It seems that the element that was missing from this project is more effective promotion. The application will serve its purpose well if it gains popularity – especially among people and institutions that deal with improving the fate of homeless animals on a daily basis.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.