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Albania’s last ‘restaurant bear’ is rescued

FOUR PAWS transfers bear Mark to its BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach in Austria

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Outdoor Cats in the Winter

Bringing your cat with outdoor access safe through the cold season

Bear Bakhmut

Rescue Bear Bakhmut

Abandoned in a destroyed backyard in war-torn Ukraine

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When Your Dog Has a Cold

Swift recovery for your four-legged patient


Feeding Birds in Winter

How you can help the little visitors in the cold season

Zoe was rescued from a fur farm

Shopping Guide for Animal-Friendly Fashion

From wool to down – have a heart for animals when shopping 

Puppy purchased during the pandemic

Tips on How to Cut Costs and Keep Their Pet

FOUR PAWS appeals to pet owners to not give up on their pets and advises how to save money on pet expenses in the face of rising costs

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Emergency food delivery for zoo animals in Ukraine

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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