Found a hedgehog! Now what?

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It's now or never to say no to fur farming

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A case for Next Gen Materials

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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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#BreakTheViciousCycle Milestones

Celebrating achievements and accomplishments in the fight against the big cat trade in South Africa

Bear Mark behind bars

Rescue Bear Mark

After 20 years in a tiny cage, Albania's last restaurant bear is finally free

Mind in a cage

Famous Italian Luxury Clothing Brand Goes Fur Free

Global Animal Welfare Organisation Welcomes Yet Another Luxury Brand to Go Fur Free

Pigs being transported

Animal Welfare is a 'High Priority' for EU

Commissioner tells member states

#TrainTigers in the train wagon in Argentina

Rescue Tigers Mafalda, Sandro, Gustavo and Messi

#TrainTigers from Argentina no longer have to live in a train

A hedgehog sitting in straw

Found a Hedgehog – What now?

A guide for animal friends: what to do if you have just found a hedgehog

Raccoon dog. Investigation into fur farms in Finland.

Shocking Film of Injured, Diseased and Cannibal Foxes on Finnish Fur Farms

Exposé comes as more than 1.3 million EU citizens so far have signed the EU-wide petition for a #FurFreeEurope

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FOUR PAWS Successes in 2022

Looking back, here are just some of the incredible animal welfare highlights we achieved with the help of our supporters!


countries globally currently have FOUR PAWS projects, offices or missions, in our ongoing effort of improving animal welfare worldwide!


big cats and bears are being protected in species appropriate environments, in our sanctuaries and cooperation projects around the world


dogs and cats received help through UPAW, a platform established by us together with partners, that has taken care of the distribution of more than 1,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid in Ukraine


signatures were received for the #FurFreeEurope cooperation petition since May 2022! This is just one of many successful campaigns from this year


bears are living in captivity as 'restaurant bears' in Albania. We helped put an end to this cruelty all together, by rescuing the last one this year!

Lion Elza


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Cat in Ukraine


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Bear Amelia


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Dog in winter


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Dogs in Speranta


Free online trainings for animal shelters!

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Ukraine War: Situation and Support

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Bear in BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

FAQs: Ukraine

The war is also affecting animals – how you can support 

Amir Khalil veterinarian at FOUR PAWS

Mission to Ukraine

Emergency food delivery for zoo animals in Ukraine

Emergency feeding in Ukraine

To help veterinarians, is to help animals

USAVA partners with FOUR PAWS in urgent need for stray animals in war-torn Ukrainian cities

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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Our current Campaigns

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Cats looking out of cafe in the cat meat trade


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Factory farming


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The Illegal Puppy Trade

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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

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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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Bear Rocco

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

Discover our sanctuaries and cooperation projects of FOUR PAWS


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