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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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AAI Dog Busia

FOUR PAWS Ukraine Receives Award for Animal Assisted Interventions Project

Recognising the positive contribution made to animal and human welfare in Vinnytsia


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Veal calf

The Suffering of Calves

A distressing and sad youth for the by-products of the meat and dairy industry


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#StopTheTrucks

Live Animal Transport: Closing the Gap between EU Requirements and Enforcement

A Collection of Academic Articles on Compliance with the EU Council Regulation 1/2005 on the Protection of Animals during Transport


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The giga soy ship, arriving in Amsterdam

FOUR PAWS Team Document the Arrival of The World’s Largest Soy Shipment

The huge environmental impacts of South American soy imports used as animal feed in European factory farms


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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

Pakistan’s last Asian elephant leaves for Cambodia in late November

The Islamabad High Court assigns FOUR PAWS with the relocation of lonely Kaavan


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Bear at DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

Gallery Autumn in our Sanctuaries

Beautiful pictures from our rescued animals enjoying the season


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Cashmere

The Cost to Goats behind your Cashmere Sweater

Suffering for the luxury of cashmere  


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#CloseCruelCages

Help for Zoo Animals in Bulgaria

Wild animals suffer in miserable conditions


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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.​​​​​​ 

Rescue Leo and Melanka

Rescue Leo and Melanka

The 'Presidential bears' rescued after 14 long years in a barren cage

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Cat Victor

Rescue Victor

 A true survivor and a little miracle

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Dog Kaya

Rescue Kaya

She grew into a gentle character, who now helps teenagers in need

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Tigress Zita in LIONSROCK

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

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