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Animal Welfare and COVID-19

Animal Welfare and COVID-19

What you need to know and what can you do?
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Rescued oranguntan

Home Office tips presented by our rescued animals

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Cat in Germany

Spring is here – and it’s mating time for cats

Unneutered cats can produce unwanted offspring during this period


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Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Coronavirus might endanger last great apes 


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Lamb Marțișor

Update on our miracle lamb 

Against all odds, we welcomed a new life into the world. See how Marțișor and his step-sister are doing!


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Pet cat sleeping

10 Things You Can Do for the Animals and Yourself Now

You can prove love for animals even in difficult times


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Live animal transport

Endless waiting times and cruel circumstances at borders

Live animal transports during coronavirus situation


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Happy Bear

Measures in times of corona

We are well prepared and care for our animals


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Our current Campaigns

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#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

#RuthlessTourism

A peek into Europe's wildlife entertainment industry

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Elephant being ridden by tourists

#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

#ThanksEBAY!

It’s becoming more and more common to buy pets online via classified ads sites. No matter if you are seeking a puppy, a kitten, a rabbit or...

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A quote from an illegal puppy dealer

#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

#EndTheCageAge

Cage farming is a nightmare that we can end. Caged farming is cruel, unnecessary and has no place in Europe. Caged farming i...

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Rabbits in cages

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Animal Welfare and COVID-19

What you need to know and what can you do?

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helping animals in crisis

Find out more about FOUR PAWS aid to animals in crisis regions

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companion animals

Our topics around dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets 

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wild animals

Everything important about local and exotic wildlife 

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Farm animals

New information about cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep & other farm animals 

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Delicious, healthy and varied diet is also animal friendly

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Stray ANimals

Worldwide projects to neuter stray dogs and cats 

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European Commission Berlaymont building

FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

FOUR PAWS is making sure that animals are not neglected by politicians by influencing our policymakers and build alliances with other animal welfare partners to keep improving the welfare of millions of animals worldwide. 
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Animal Rescues​​​​​​ 

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Dog Oiţã on the streets

Rescue Oiţã

So much love to give after being hurt by humans

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Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Some wounds remain scars forever

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Dog Mia - 3 month old

Rescue Mia

A sweet and gentle soul - hit by a car and left to die

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