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Press releases, blog posts, rescues, publications and other news: 

Abused tiger transferred from Ukraine to Dutch special care sanctuary

FOUR PAWS urges Ukrainian authorities to expand animal protection laws


Future study on pandemic prevention: scientists sound the alarm

FOUR PAWS highlights interlinkage between health, animal welfare, and pandemics

Fox in cage

880,457 Signatories calling for an end to deadly fur farming handed to G20 leaders

FOUR PAWS, alongside The Fur Free Alliance, handed over more than 880,000 signatures to Italy’s G20 delegation

Transfer tiger Caruso

Tiger King – everyone is watching, no one is acting

The turth behind Joe Exotic and Tiger King season 2 on Netflix!

Rescue Jason

Rescue Jason

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


10 Facts about Cats

Surprising facts about our feline friends

Elephants in circus

Update: 1,000,000 signatures

One step closer to making history as one million Europeans call on the EU commission to put an end to the use of wild animals in circuses.

Tiger in circus

One million signatures supporting the end of the use of circus animals

FOUR PAWS backs petition to end this cruel practice 

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Our current Campaigns

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Pandemics and Animal Welfare: Support our demands for a world of higher animal welfare!

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Factory farming


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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Live Animal Transport in Europe

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Live Animal Transport in Europe


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

Our Key topics 

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​​​​​ 

Bear Martha

Rescue Martha

The Ukrainian circus and restaurant bear finally gets her freedom

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

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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