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companion animals

Dogs, cats and other animals are our beloved companions. Millions of us share our homes and lives with animals. Others are not so lucky and live as strays on streets around the world. No matter where they live, we have a big responsibility to them: their welfare should be a high priority.

What is it about

Dog behind bars in dog meat trade

Stolen. Killed. Eaten.

End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade! #ProtectMillions 

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Treated as breeding machines, mother dogs are repeatedly impregnated.

The Illegal Puppy Trade

Abused as breeding machines

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Cat and his owner

Responsible Pet Ownership

What you should know?

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FOUR PAWS' WORK

Dog and cat meat trade

#ProtectMillions

We are fighting hard to stop the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia

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Tracing the Trade

Tracing the Trade

The FOUR PAWS Model Solution for ending the illegal puppy trade

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Puppy in a shelter

The Beauty of Adoption

Adopting a pet is a wonderful process

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Dog Nanna

Four Paws Guides

Our guides offer numerous tips and useful information for everyday life with companion animlas

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Stray ANimals

Worldwide projects to neuter stray dogs and cats 

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Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI)

Rescuing stray dogs to become therapy dogs

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Help for horses

help for horses

We aim to improve the health and living conditions of horses

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Worth knowing

Dog being abandoned on the side of the road

Pet Abandonment

Dumping an animal is illegal and leads to misery, fear and loneliness


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Obese Cat

Pet Obesity – a Serious Health Issue

Healthy weight of pets is an important welfare factor


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English Bulldog

Breeding of Dogs with Genetic Disorders

What you should know!


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Dog in pain

Pain in Pets

What your pet feels, and how to understand the warning signs


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Dog hiding

Cruelty to Animals

#PreventCrueltyToAnimals


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French bulldogs

The Illegal Puppy Trade

What you should know!


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Mouse looking out a small wood house

Small mammals as pets

Guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, and rats – only for committed families 


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A Natural Life for a Guinea pig

Interesting background facts about these lovely rodents


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Dog panting in the heat

Fake Animal Rescue Videos

How to spot orchestrated animal rescues  


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Pedigree Cat

The World of Pedigree Cats

Bred to look and act a certain way – many breeds face a wide range of problems


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Dog at home

FOUR PAWS guide to Becoming a Pet Foster Parent

Find out, if pet fostering is for you


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Two kittens playing

Kittens and Their Development

Cats are born blind and deaf, but develop strong senses right after birth


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Stray animal care

Help for Stray Animals

Worldwide projects to help stray dogs and cats 

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