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Rescue bears Leo and Melanka

FOUR PAWS rescues ‘President Bears’ Leo and Melanka in Ukraine

After 14 years of captivity at presidential residence, a new life awaits them at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr


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A horse being whipped in Petra park

Working Horses of Petra Get Much Needed Care After COVID-19 Lockdown

Our team arrive in Jordan to provide medical attention 


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Piglets being transported

The first meeting of the EU Committee of Inquiry on Animal Transport in Brussels on September 21, 2020

FOUR PAWS Statement


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Amazon Rainforest in Burning Season

Factory Farming Is Endangering the World's Forests

Tell the EU to act now!


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Cat Victor

Rescue Victor

 A true survivor and a little miracle


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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

Green light for the rescue of the world's loneliest elephant

FOUR PAWS medical examination shows that elephant Kaavan is fit to be relocated


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Dog Kaya

Rescue Kaya

She grew into a gentle character, who now helps teenagers in need


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Release at LIONSROCK

The Women Fighting for Animals Around the Globe

Meet the FOUR PAWS female animal guardians 


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Our current Campaigns

Become part of our movement to end animal suffering! 

#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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Cute lamb

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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.​​​​​​ 

Kiano the serval

Rescue Kiano

An African wild cat found in the forests of Germany

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Dog Maxi

Rescue Maxi

Chemically burnt by cruel students 

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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

Three bear cubs saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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Tigress Zita in LIONSROCK

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

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