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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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Lying cat

Cats as Pets

Interesting facts about our popular feline friends


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The most (and least) animal-friendly fashion brands of 2021

The most (and least) animal-friendly fashion brands of 2021

FOUR PAWS publishes the latest Animal Welfare in Fashion report


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Puppy at the vets

Report Animal Suffering and Emergencies

Know what to do if you witness an animal is distress


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Stray dog with injury to eye in Moldova

A Dire Life of Dogs: The Sad Story of Moldova’s Suffering Strays

With over 20,000 homeless dogs living in the capital city alone, FOUR PAWS gives aid to strays and overwhelmed shelters


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Raccoon dog in a fur farm

FOUR PAWS Urges World Health Organisation Member States to Push for Transformational Change in New Global Pandemic Agreement

Global animal welfare organisation says this is a “monumental opportunity” to have a global coordinated response to pandemic prevention


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FOUR PAWS: “There is hope for the Karachi elephants, if improvements are made”

FOUR PAWS: “There is hope for the Karachi elephants, if improvements are made”

Wildlife experts recommend urgent tusk surgery for elephant Noor Jehan


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Action in Brussels: 29 hours of suffering in the heart of Europe

Action in Brussels: 29 hours of suffering in the heart of Europe

FOUR PAWS condemns live animal transport with action in the run-up to the ANIT vote


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#GivingTuesday

You can’t buy happiness, but you can support it


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Our current Campaigns

Become part of our movement to end animal suffering! 

#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​​​​​ 

Bear Martha

Rescue Martha

The Ukrainian circus and restaurant bear finally gets her freedom

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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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Rescue Jason

Rescue Jason

Abandoned and in a terrible condition, dog Jason is now on his long road to recovery

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Brumca at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

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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