Stray puppies being carried by FOUR PAWS team member

Missions to Help Stray Animals Around the World

Our dedication knows no borders

14.8.2023

Animal suffering can occur anywhere in the world, and while FOUR PAWS has focus countries in Eastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova) and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, India), where our aim is to implement sustainable and humane dog/cat population management programmes, we also support communities who need urgent help in dealing with their stray animal population. This assistance is given through short-term projects and enables us to bring a positive impact to other countries.

“Our work with stray animals in countries facing difficult challenges has brought renewed hope and optimism to communities that may have felt overwhelmed. By providing care and attention to these animals, we are making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who might otherwise be overlooked, and helping to foster a brighter future for both animals and humans alike. We are grateful for the opportunity to help in these situations and inspire positive change in the world.”

Julie Sanders, Director Companion Animals Department at FOUR PAWS

Kosovo, 2023

Kosovo, 2023


FOUR PAWS alongside local partner Animal Rights Foundation, has taken the first steps in setting up proactive measures to reshape the fate of strays, in response to the country’s newly launched national strategy to control their ever-growing stray dog population.

Greece, 2020

Greece, 2020


Despite the perils of operating within a global pandemic, November 2020 saw the launch of a new collaboration for stray cats in Paros, Greece, between FOUR PAWS, Greek Animal Welfare Foundation (GAWF) and three local animal welfare organisations.

Myanmar, 2018-2019

Myanmar, 2018-2019


In 2018 to 2019, FOUR PAWS carried out a mass vaccination programme in Myanmar, in which we vaccinated almost 300,000 dogs and cats against the viral disease rabies.

Australia,2018

Australia, 2018


In Aboriginal communities across Australia, there is little to no vet care available. In 2018, FOUR PAWS provided desperately needed veterinary care in the indigenous community of Kintore for several animals.

South Africa, 2017-present

South Africa, 2017-present


Since 2017, FOUR PAWS has carried out regular sterilisation and vaccination projects in poor communities in South Africa. Since 2021, we work with our local partner PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) in carrying out these projects.

Switzerland, 2016-2019

Switzerland, 2016-2019


Unneutered farm cats are the major source of the stray cat population in Switzerland. FOUR PAWS reached out to farmers and cat owners in rural areas and helped them to humanely and sustainably reduce the number of cats through sterilisation projects.

Austria, 2013-2018

Austria, 2013-2018


With large stray cat populations especially in rural areas, and with low enforcement regarding the law that requires sterilisation of free-roaming cats, FOUR PAWS carried out a yearly stray cat sterilisation and vaccination project to help address the situation.

Sudan, 2012-2013

Sudan, 2012-2013


In partnership with UNAMID, FOUR PAWS has been treating and sterilising dogs in military camps in the Darfur area, Sudan. This project was the first of its kind in the history of UN missions.

Germany, 2011-2019

Germany, 2011-2019


As Germany has a large population of stray cats while having little to no awareness of the issue, nor any responsibility towards the animals from a political perspective, FOUR PAWS carried out several stray cat sterilisation and vaccination projects to try to address the issue.

Jordan, 2010-2017

Jordan, 2010-2017


Together with our local partner, Princess Alia Foundation, FOUR PAWS has conducted regular stray animal care sterilisation projects in Jordan.

Baltic & Balkan countries, 2009-2015

Baltic & Balkan countries, 2009-2015


FOUR PAWS also conducted multiple sterilisation and vaccination projects in other Baltic and Balkan countries over the years, including Lithuania, Latvia, Albania and Croatia, as well as in Slovakia (Central Europe).
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