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Climate is on the Menu

Reducing meat and dairy can save our planet 

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is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

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Stray puppies in Southeast Asia

World Rabies Day 2023

FOUR PAWS supports Vietnamese authorities with rabies vaccination drive

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World Leaders Call For Preventing Future Pandemics

The Political Declaration on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response must deliver

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2.6 million Birds Die in South Africa

The severe bird flu outbreak is causing the South African government to encourage farmers to step up biosecurity measures

Mink Farm in Poland

BREAKING: Lithuanian Parliament Votes to Ban Fur Farming

If signed into law by the President, the ban will be implemented in 2027

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Being a Responsible Pet Owner

How to become your pet’s best friend? 

FOUR PAWS joins global climate strike for animal welfare worldwide

FOUR PAWS Joins Global Climate Strike for Animal Welfare Worldwide

In light of recent weather extremes, cuts on meat and dairy are burningly needed

European Commission Fails to Mention Animal Welfare Reforms

European Commission Fails to Mention Animal Welfare Reforms

FOUR PAWS expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s lack of ambition with animal welfare in this last address of its legislative mandate

Emergency Rescue of Bile Bear Khanh

The Quiet Suffering of Vietnam’s Bile Bears Continues

No hope for recovery: FOUR PAWS lost fight for bile bear’s life shortly after emergency rescue

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creating a kinder world for animals

Looking back at 2022, here are just some of the incredible animal welfare highlights we achieved with the help of our supporters!


countries globally currently have FOUR PAWS projects, offices or missions, in our ongoing effort of improving animal welfare worldwide!


big cats and bears are being protected in species appropriate environments, in our sanctuaries and cooperation projects around the world


bears are living in captivity as 'restaurant bears' in Albania. We helped put an end to this cruelty all together, by rescuing the last one this year!

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Bear Nastia at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Support Ukraine

Support the work of FOUR PAWS and help animals in need in times of war

Companion Animals

Companion Animals

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

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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

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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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