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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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Animal market

ZOONOSES: FOUR PAWS explains #2

From Animal Exploitation To Zoonoses. Watch, learn and find out more in less than 3 minutes.


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Sheep in transport

FAQ's Live Animal Transport

What you should know about animal transport


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Even in times like these, animals around the world need our help. See our latest job openings here.


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Woman with sheep

New study: Pandemic leads to increased demand for compassion in fashion

FOUR PAWS reveals that almost 90 per cent want fashion industry to prioritise animal welfare


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#BreakTheViciousCycle

#BreakTheViciousCycle

FOUR PAWS is fighting to ban the commercial trade of ALL big cats in South Africa


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20 Superhero dogs find their forever homes

20 Superhero dogs

All the dogs who took their freedom flights to the US have found their forever homes


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Orangutan orphan eating forest food

What Do Orangutans Love to Eat the Most?

Our orangutan orphans learn to choose and eat from the menu the the Bornean forest provides 


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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


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#TheySufferWeSuffer

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

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Factory farming

#WearItKind

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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#StopTheTrucks

Live Animal Transport in Europe

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Live Animal Transport in Europe

#ProtectMillions

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

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Cats looking out of cafe in the cat meat trade

#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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Bears nose out of cage

#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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Tiger laying down

#WoolWithAButt

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

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Our Key topics 

Help for Animals

COVID-19 & Animals

What you need to know and what can you do?
 


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Companion Animals

Companion Animals

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


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FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

Work in Brussels

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


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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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Team on mission

Disaster Relief for Animals

We are prepared to help, if a disaster strikes


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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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Team on a mission

Rapid Response for Animals

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


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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​​​​​ 

Baby Orangutan Bhima

Rescue Bhima

With a broken arm and no mother, baby orangutan Bhima needs special care

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Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

After many years in the circus, a new life is finally beginning for the brown bear

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Dog Moo

Rescue Moo

FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around

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Bear Mira at BEAR SANCTUARY Pristhina, Kosovo

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

Discover our sanctuaries and cooperation projects of FOUR PAWS

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Our press corner includes the latest international press releases of current animal welfare topics, operations, rescues and much more. 

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