Hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic
As Hurricane season begins in the Atlantic Basin, forecasters warn of 2020 being an above-average storm season. Preparation is key for both communities and animals. Find out more.
Animal Disaster Relief in Australia
Over 10 million hectares of land has burned right across Australia, that’s the equivalent size of a number of European countries. Bushfires and heat stress events present a grave and growing threat to animals, particularly Australia’s wildlife. FOUR PAWS supported local animal groups. Read more about our mission.
Animal Disaster Relief in Romania
In late November, the heartbreaking news broke that a cargo ship carrying over 14,000 sheep overturned. The crew was safely evacuated, but thousands of sheep died. Only some were expected to be alive and suffering. Our partner ARCA (Animal Rescue and Care Association) was able to go on board the vessel to save as many sheep as possible. In the end we had 180 survivors. FOUR PAWS is now taking care of them. Read the story of sheep trapped inside a capsized ship.
Animal Disaster Relief in India
Cyclone Fani hit India very hard. The Indian government had done an amazing job of evacuating its citizens, but many animals had to be left behind and suffering. FOUR PAWS was able to get access to remote and hard-to-reach areas and provide veterinary care and assist injured animals! Read more about our mission in India.
Animal Disaster Relief in Indonesia
The Indonesian islands around Lombok were struck by multiple earthquakes that left communities and animals in urgent need. FOUR PAWS provide aid for cats, dogs and horses that were left behind once the inhabitants had to flee their destroyed homes. Read more here!
Animal Disaster Relief in USA
Hurricane 'Michael' devastated the Panhandle. FOUR PAWS supported the hurricane response in the Gulf coast region in the US. Rescueing animals from collapsed homes, providing emergency food and supporting the reunification of pets with their owners.
Animal Disaster Relief on Americans East Coast
The American East Coast was hit hard by Hurricane 'Florence', forcing thousands to leave their homes and their animals behind. FOUR PAWS provided support for the affected communities. We were there and helped - read more about this mission.
Animal Disaster Relief in South Africa
The Cape Town area expirenced a massive drought. FOUR PAWS provided expertise and support to local emergency management for the inclusion of animals during this crisis. Read more here!
Animal Disaster Relief in Greece
Wildfires burned rapidely through villages near Athens. Beside the human lost, they left death and injured animals behind. FOUR PAWS assesed the areas and consulted local groups in their relief efforts.
Animal Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico
Hurricane 'Maria' devastated Puerto Rico very badly and lead to a big crisis. FOUR PAWS managed to bring in two tons of dry food for dogs and cats, together with our emergency response team. Our team distributed the food especially in isolated areas and treated over 580 sick and injured dogs and cats. Read more why the state of emergency made the mission more difficult.
Animal Disaster Relief in Italy
Late 2016 and early 2017 heavy earthquakes impacted the region of Perugia, Amatrice and Abruzzo. As the situation needed long term help, FOUR PAWS joined our partner LAV to participate in their cat project in Cittareale.
FOUR PAWS has a long track record of helping animals in disasters
From storms and massive floods to a train accident that destroyed a rural community, our team traveled many times to help the animals affected by disasters.
Over the years we helped in India, Serbia-Bosnia, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Sri Lanka, Kosovo and many more. A big thank you to our supporters enabling us to jump where it is needed most.