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Happy cat

The Purr-fect Vacation

A happy cat’s holiday guide


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Dog Doris

Rescue Doris

Poor dog Doris had a stroke of bad luck in humid Thailand


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Mink at a fur farm

After Coronavirus-Outbreak, Dutch Parliament votes to shut down mink farms

FOUR PAWS expects Dutch decision is game-changer for global fur farming


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Dogs crammed into cages for dog meat

Dog meat festival takes place in China despite new regulation that protects dogs

FOUR PAWS regards the celebrations in Yulin as a threat to animals and public health


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Live cattle at the Turkish border

EU Parliament votes for Committee of Inquiry on live animal transports

FOUR PAWS applauds milestone decision in favour of animal welfare


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Helping animals following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Season in a time of COVID-19

The potential of a strong hurricane season in the midst of the 2020 pandemic


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Bear cub kept as restaurant entertainment in Albania

Illegal wildlife trade in Albania is out of control

FOUR PAWS discovers bears, wolves, eagles and monkeys for sale on online portals 


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Dog in cage

China bans the selling of dog and cat meat

FOUR PAWS calls on the Governments of Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam to follow China’s example


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Our current Campaigns

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#StopTheTrucks

Live Animal Transport in Europe

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Live Animal Transport in Europe

#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

#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

#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

#WoolWithAButt

This is the story of a stylish, fluffy wool pullover.

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Cute lamb

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Help for Animals

COVID-19 & Animals

What you need to know and what can you do?
 


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Companion Animals

Companion Animals

We work to ensure dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pets get the love they deserve


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FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

Work in Brussels

FOUR PAWS is making sure that animals are not neglected by politicians


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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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Team on mission

Disaster Relief for Animals

We are prepared to help, if a disaster strikes


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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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Team on a mission

Rapid Response for Animals

FOUR PAWS helps animals in the face of wars or in conflict zones


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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.​​​​​​ 

Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

Tiny 2 kg bear cub saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Orangutan Damai

Help came just in time!

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Hazel and Diana

Rescue Hazel and Diana

Two baby kittens that were thrown away like garbage

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Bear Amelia in Arosa

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