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How unprecedented demand for puppies during the COVID-19 pandemic fueled the illegal puppy trade in Europe!

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How to keep your pet busy and entertained during the cosy fall season

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Food systems transformation to take centre stage at first Food4Climate pavilion at annual UN climate summit

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Research on ‘Pandemic Pups’

New FOUR PAWS report reveals how unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic fueled the illegal puppy trade in Europe

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97th World Animal Day Celebrates a “Shared Planet”

FOUR PAWS calls for global leadership and legislation in recognising of the interlinkage between animal welfare, humans, and the environment on World Animal Day


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Members of the tourism sector joined FOUR PAWS in the pledge to end the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia. 


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Ukraine War: Situation and Support

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FAQs: Ukraine

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Mission to Ukraine

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Refugees from Ukraine are crossing the border from Ukraine into Poland at Medyca, Poland, with their pets

FOUR PAWS: Animal welfare in times of war continues

Neighbouring countries take in pets, bears in Ukrainian sanctuary are being kept safe 

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Ukraine: How to Cross the Border With Pets

Leaving the country with your dog, cat or other pets into neighbouring countries

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Rescue Sam and Jamila

After many years in poor captivity, a new chapter for the brown bears begins

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