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FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance warn against 'WelFur' animal welfare label

Fur production is responsible for the painful death of millions of animals every year


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Wombat in Australia bushfires

Australia's bushfire crisis

How to help animals during the devastating bushfire season 


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FOUR PAWS mourns its Founder and President Heli Dungler


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Stray Animal Care in Bali, Indonesia

FOUR PAWS and Program Dharma – saving dogs and cats 


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Rescued sheep arrive at new home

FOUR PAWS provides new home for sheep rescued from capsized ship in Romania

180 sheep out of 14,000 survived due to tireless rescue efforts


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140-kilo bear found stuffed inside taxi in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS provides emergency care and new home for distressed bear


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Rabbit Winter Care

A how-to guide to making your rabbit enclosure winter-proof


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Pets in Winter

A guide for pet owners


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Our current Campaigns

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#ProtectMillions

Stolen. Killed. Eaten. End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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#RuthlessTourism

A peek into Europe's wildlife entertainment industry

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#SaveTheSaddestBears

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or...

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#ThanksEBAY!

It’s becoming more and more common to buy pets online via classified ads sites. No matter if you are seeking a puppy, a kitten, a rabbit or...

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#RuthlessTrade

With no clear rules and regulations within the European Union tigers are being bred, traded and moved with no one really knowing exactly ...

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#EndTheCageAge

Cage farming is a nightmare that we can end. Caged farming is cruel, unnecessary and has no place in Europe. Caged farming i...

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helping animals in crisis

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Our topics around dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets 

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Farm animals

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Delicious, healthy and varied diet is also animal friendly

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Stray ANimals

Worldwide projects to neuter stray dogs and cats 

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FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

FOUR PAWS is making sure that animals are not neglected by politicians by influencing our policymakers and build alliances with other animal welfare partners to keep improving the welfare of millions of animals worldwide. 
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Animal Rescues​​​​​​ 

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Rescue Tikam

A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

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Rescue Misha

First steps in his new life

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Rescue Ben

He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage

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