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New FOUR PAWS report

How unprecedented demand for puppies during the COVID-19 pandemic fueled the illegal puppy trade in Europe!

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CAt fun in autumn

How to keep your pet busy and entertained during the cosy fall season

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Over 400,000 EU citizens say no to fur farming

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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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Fit for Animal Welfare:

FOUR PAWS teams up with US-fitness influencer Rebecca Louise


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COP27: Programme unveiled for “trailblazing and historic” Food Systems Pavilion

Food systems transformation to take centre stage at first Food4Climate pavilion at annual UN climate summit


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Research on ‘Pandemic Pups’

New FOUR PAWS report reveals how unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic fueled the illegal puppy trade in Europe


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97th World Animal Day Celebrates a “Shared Planet”

FOUR PAWS calls for global leadership and legislation in recognising of the interlinkage between animal welfare, humans, and the environment on World Animal Day


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Moving House With a Cat

Making the move go smoothly for your furry friend


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75 Major Tourism Businesses Sign Pledge

Members of the tourism sector joined FOUR PAWS in the pledge to end the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia. 


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Leave a Gift in Your Will

Your promise to animals in need – help us to be there in the future


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Ukraine War: Situation and Support

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Bear in BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

FAQs: Ukraine

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Mission to Ukraine

Emergency food delivery for zoo animals in Ukraine


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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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Ukraine: How to Cross the Border With Pets

Leaving the country with your dog, cat or other pets into neighbouring countries


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


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Local and exotic wildlife suffer across a wide range of sectors, we're working to stop it


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Rescue Iva

Trapped for the first 6 years of her life

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Rescue of Stray Animals in Southeast Asia

From misery to happiness – these dogs and cats got a second chance

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Rescue Sam and Jamila

After many years in poor captivity, a new chapter for the brown bears begins

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