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End the suffering of Vietnamese bile bears

The gallbladder of the bile bear is punctured with a needle through the abdominal wall. The anaesthetic is often administered ...

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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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End the cage age

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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Press, blog posts, rescues and other news.

Calves suffer cruel fate as 'by-product' of buffalo mozzarella production

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Rescue Long and Trang

Two bears are in safety and one more Vietnamese province has no more bile bear farms


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Dogs in autum

Guide for dog owners


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Last Day on Lombok

Looking back on our 15 day mission in Indonesia


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Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year


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30 Years of FOUR PAWS

In 1988, Heli Dungler in Austria founded the internationally active animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.


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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world.

Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

A species-appropriate home for more than 100 animals, mainly big cats rescued from zoos, private captivity or the entertainment industry.

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Geretteter Tiger aus Syrien genießt die Abendsonne in FELIDA

FELIDA Big Cat Centre

Our FOUR PAWS rescue centre for big cats in the Netherlands

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Dancing Bears Park Belitsa

A safe haven for former dancing bears

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Bär Pashuk aus dem BÄRENWALD Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Kosovo 

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BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

An animal-friendly home for abused bears since 1998

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BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

The biggest BEAR SANCTUARY in Western Europe

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Arosa Bear Sanctuary

The first bear sanctuary in Switzerland

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Domazhyr Bear Sanctuary

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Ukraine 

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A new home for bile bears at the BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh!

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Big Cat Centre TIERART

FOUR PAWS offers an animal-friendly sanctuary in Germany

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.​​​​​​

Rescue May and Binh Yen

FOUR PAWS ends the keeping of bile bears in Ninh Binh province

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Rescue Masoud and Terez

Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Rescue Riku

FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

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Rescue Ivan-Asen

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Rescue Manya

Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

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Rescue Jeta

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

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