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Press releases, blog posts, rescues, publications and other news: 

Stray dog with injury to eye in Moldova

A Dire Life of Dogs: The Sad Story of Moldova’s Suffering Strays

With over 20,000 homeless dogs living in the capital city alone, FOUR PAWS gives aid to strays and overwhelmed shelters

Raccoon dog in a fur farm

FOUR PAWS Urges World Health Organisation Member States to Push for Transformational Change in New Global Pandemic Agreement

Global animal welfare organisation says this is a “monumental opportunity” to have a global coordinated response to pandemic prevention

FOUR PAWS: “There is hope for the Karachi elephants, if improvements are made”

FOUR PAWS: “There is hope for the Karachi elephants, if improvements are made”

Wildlife experts recommend urgent tusk surgery for elephant Noor Jehan

Action in Brussels: 29 hours of suffering in the heart of Europe

Action in Brussels: 29 hours of suffering in the heart of Europe

FOUR PAWS condemns live animal transport with action in the run-up to the ANIT vote

Smiling rescued bear


You can’t buy happiness, but you can support it

FOUR PAWS experts assess wellbeing of four African elephants in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS experts assess wellbeing of four African elephants in Pakistan

Vets and wildlife experts will provide High Court with recommendation on future care

Dog Meat Trade in Indonesia

Police in Indonesia intercept a notorious dog meat trader, saving over 50 terrified dogs awaiting slaughter

FOUR PAWS, the global animal welfare organisation, hoped this would be a turning point in the campaign against the dog meat trade

Elephant Kaavan in Cambodia

Lonely no more: A year after his sensational rescue, elephant Kaavan is thriving in the Cambodian jungle

Kaavan’s legacy and FOUR PAWS advice had Pakistan introduce ban on elephant imports

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Pandemics and Animal Welfare: Support our demands for a world of higher animal welfare!

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Factory farming


Together, we can drive an animal-friendly fashion future

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Wear it Kind

The Illegal Puppy Trade

The online puppy trade is booming, and cruel puppy traders are profiting from people like you. #TracingTheTrade

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Live Animal Transport in Europe

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Live Animal Transport in Europe


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

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Cats looking out of cafe in the cat meat trade


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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Bears nose out of cage


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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Tiger laying down


This is the story of a stylish, fluffy wool pullover.

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Cute lamb

Our Key topics 

Help for Animals

COVID-19 & Animals

What you need to know and what can you do?

Companion Animals

Companion Animals

We work to ensure dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pets get the love they deserve

FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

Work in Brussels

FOUR PAWS is making sure that animals are not neglected by politicians

Helping Farm Animals

Farm Animals

See what we're doing to help cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep, and more farm animals

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Disaster Relief for Animals

We are prepared to help, if a disaster strikes

Rescue in Vietnam

Wild Animals

Local and exotic wildlife suffer across a wide range of sectors, we're working to stop it

Team on a mission

Rapid Response for Animals

FOUR PAWS helps animals in the face of wars or in conflict zones

Helping Stray Animals

Help for Strays

We're working across the globe to help stray animals in need. This includes neutering projects

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

Read more about our emotional animal rescues​​​​​ 

Bear Martha

Rescue Martha

The Ukrainian circus and restaurant bear finally gets her freedom

Baby Orangutan Indra

Rescue Indra

The orangutan child who was found alone with suspicious injuries has started a new life in our orangutan forest school

Rescue Jason

Rescue Jason

Abandoned and in a terrible condition, dog Jason is now on his long road to recovery

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Brumca at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

Discover our sanctuaries and cooperation projects of FOUR PAWS


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