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Animals are not presents

Every year we point out that animals are not presents. Too often, the animals gifted as presents end up back in a shelter after the holidays are over.


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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia

Two of the rescued dogs were locked in a cage for years, witnessing the slaughter of thousands of other dogs


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FOUR PAWS rescues two brown bears kept as tourist attraction in Ukraine

Dasha and Lelya find forever home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr


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Where the wild horses live

The Romanian wilderness in the Danube Delta is one of the few remaining places in Europe where wild horses can live free.


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Rescued German tigers arrive at big cat sanctuary in South Africa

FOUR PAWS relocates two tiger trade victims from its big cat centre TIERART to LIONSROCK


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Premium cheese from poor conditions

Footage obtained by FOUR PAWS once again reveals complaints with Italy’s buffalo farms


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dog get petted by his owner

Clicker training for Pets

Encouraging positive behaviour through positive reinforcement


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Save the #saddestbears of France!

FOUR PAWS supports the fight for a legal ban on bears and wolves shows in France


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#ProtectMillions

Stolen. Killed. Eaten. End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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#RuthlessTourism

A peek into Europe's wildlife entertainment industry

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#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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#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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#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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#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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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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nutrition


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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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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Rescue Jackson

Rescued fox Jackson shares new home with fellow rescued foxes

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Biggest Bile Bear Rescue

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home

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Rescue Sunface

A miracle called Sunface 

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