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Bear rescue Vietnam amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Bear rescue amidst COVID-19 pandemic

FOUR PAWS provides species-appropriate home for two bears in Vietnam

Feeding strays in the Philippines

Feeding of the Philippines Strays

Our partner organisation is helping to feed strays during the pandemic lock down in the Philippines. We're helping strays worldwide during COVID-19.  

Orphaned orangutan rescued by FOUR PAWS

Baby orangutan crammed into a sack and tied to a motorcycle

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL takes traumatised ape orphan into safe custody


Pet mice as Pets

What you should know about this fascinating animals

Bears James and Freddie playing

The Police Check That Changed A Bears Life

When a routine police stopped a taxi in Vietnam – they were shocked with what was laying on the back seat

Easter and Tombi lambs

It's all sunshine and play for our lambs

It's positive news from our sweet new lambs in Romania. 

Scared dog

The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers


Even in times like these, animals around the world need our help

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Our current Campaigns

Become part of our movement to end animal suffering! 


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

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.​​​​​​ 

Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

Dasha and Lelya at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Rescue Dasha and Lelya

They have spent most of their lives in a small concrete cage, unable to express their natural behaviour

Dog Ursus

Rescue Ursus

With painful injuries, dog Ursus was left for dead in a field 

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Bear Amelia in Arosa

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

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