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Press, blog posts, rescues and other news: 

Happy cat

The Purr-fect Vacation

A happy cat’s holiday guide

Dog Doris

Rescue Doris

Poor dog Doris had a stroke of bad luck in humid Thailand

Mink at a fur farm

After Coronavirus-Outbreak, Dutch Parliament votes to shut down mink farms

FOUR PAWS expects Dutch decision is game-changer for global fur farming

Dogs crammed into cages for dog meat

Dog meat festival takes place in China despite new regulation that protects dogs

FOUR PAWS regards the celebrations in Yulin as a threat to animals and public health

Live cattle at the Turkish border

EU Parliament votes for Committee of Inquiry on live animal transports

FOUR PAWS applauds milestone decision in favour of animal welfare

Helping animals following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Season in a time of COVID-19

The potential of a strong hurricane season in the midst of the 2020 pandemic

Bear cub kept as restaurant entertainment in Albania

Illegal wildlife trade in Albania is out of control

FOUR PAWS discovers bears, wolves, eagles and monkeys for sale on online portals 

Dog in cage

China bans the selling of dog and cat meat

FOUR PAWS calls on the Governments of Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam to follow China’s example

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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

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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

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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​​​​​​ 

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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

Tiny 2 kg bear cub saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Orangutan Damai

Help came just in time!

Hazel and Diana

Rescue Hazel and Diana

Two baby kittens that were thrown away like garbage

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Bear Amelia in Arosa

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

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