FOUR PAWS team on a boat in Ukraine

Devastating floods in Kherson region

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Lioness Vasylyna in Ukraine

All alone in the wreckages of war

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Rescued From illegal breeding

Two tigers arrive safely at their new home in Jordan #SaveTheOutsiders 

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Bear Vini at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Spring in our sanctuaries

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FOUR PAWS team Stray Animal Care action

Emergency Help to Animals in Ukraine After Severe Flooding

FOUR PAWS is sending pet food and cages to help animals affected by the catastrophe

Market in Southeast Asia

World Health Organisation Pandemic Treaty Being “Watered Down”

FOUR PAWS and other health, environmental and conservational organisations encourage governments to not renege on delivering key pandemic treaty fulfilments

Tiger from Argentina is settling in

Tigers from illegal breeding farm settle in at new home in Jordan

FOUR PAWS is willing to support further in Argentina, improving the lives of captive big cats

Baby goat with mother goat

World Milk Day

FOUR PAWS investigates more animal welfare on French goat farms

Bear Vini at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina celebrates a decade of rescuing and protecting bears

The FOUR PAWS-run wild animal sanctuary in Kosovo currently houses 20 rescued bears

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Barely Wild

Inside the big cat farming industry for tourism

Happy and healthy Dushi

The Transformation of a Rescued Wild Animal

After being rescued, many of our animals go through a mental and physical transformation

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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 and many more petitions can be supported!


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!

Argentinian Train Tiger at LIONSROCK


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Bear Andri


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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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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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New Home for Bears and Big Cats

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