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Our updates and stories month by month

September 2020

Our updates and stories of September

Rescue Leo and Melanka

Rescue Leo and Melanka

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


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White lion cub involved in car accident to be returned to private owner in Spain

FOUR PAWS criticises negligent action by German authorities 


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Rescue bears Leo and Melanka

FOUR PAWS rescues ‘President Bears’ Leo and Melanka in Ukraine

After 14 years of captivity at presidential residence, a new life awaits them at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr


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Piglets being transported

The first meeting of the EU Committee of Inquiry on Animal Transport in Brussels on September 21, 2020

FOUR PAWS Statement


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Amazon Rainforest in Burning Season

Factory Farming Is Endangering the World's Forests

Tell the EU to act now!


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Cat Victor

Rescue Victor

 A true survivor and a little miracle


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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

Green light for the rescue of the world's loneliest elephant

FOUR PAWS medical examination shows that elephant Kaavan is fit to be relocated


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Dog Kaya

Rescue Kaya

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


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Release at LIONSROCK

The Women Fighting for Animals Around the Globe

Meet the FOUR PAWS female animal guardians 


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Animal Charity

Suffering for Luxury Mohair

How angora goats are cruelly farmed for their soft hair


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Angora

The Cruel Reality Behind Angora Wool

How angora rabbits suffer horrendously for luxury fashion  


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#SupportPakistaniAnimals

Mission to Pakistan

Around 30 animals are living in misery at the Islamabad Zoo


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Wild mares in Letea, Danube Delta

Gallery Wild Horses

Roaming free in the Romanian wilderness


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August 2020

Our updates and stories of August 

FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

After the harrowing death of two lions


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Milk Farm

The Dutch government announced to shut down the mink farming industry in the country by March 2021

FOUR PAWS Statement


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Fox at TIERART

#ClickAndLearn

We love to entertain you!


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Dog Sunshine

A Story of a Fisherman and His Sunshine

Help came to those in need during tough times


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Sheared for the summer

Sheared for the summer

Our rescued sheep get more comfortable in the summer heat


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Bear Dushi in BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Gallery Summer in our Sanctuaries

Beautiful pictures from our sanctuaries, 2020


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Urgent medical attention to animals in need

FOUR PAWS rescues animals from collapsed buildings in Beirut

FOUR PAWS saves pets in Lebanon


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Injured and starving animals in Beirut

Mission to Lebanon

Injured and traumatised animals in Beirut


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Dog Maxi

Rescue Maxi

Chemically burnt by cruel students 


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Australian Merino sheep

Survey proves progress towards a non-mulesed future

New economic report proves financial and sheep welfare success of wool producers who have ended mulesing 


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The cat meat trade in Vietnam

Special dish 'Little Tiger': The rampant cat meat trade in Vietnam

According to FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation, over one million cats are killed for their meat every year, part of a nationwide cruel and hidden trade


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Cats and garden

How to design a Garden for your Cat

Words of advice for cat owners: Tips for a cat-friendly garden


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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

Thousands of dogs are spared a gruesome death by drowning, choking, and asphyxiation


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Pigs in stable

FOUR PAWS publishes meat-reduction-ranking on food producers

FRoSTA scored highest in FOUR PAWS ‘Atlas Challenge’ and first to sign commitment


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Dog Meat Slaughterhouse in Cambodia

Help to Close a Second Dog Meat Slaughterhouse in Cambodia

A short window of opportunity to prevent the deaths of thousands of dogs


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July 2020

Our updates and stories of June

Live animal transport in Europe

EU Member States take action against legal violations on live animal transports

FOUR PAWS warns that without a comprehensive EU-wide solution, violations will continue


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FOUR PAWS rescues two bear cubs from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS rescues two bear cubs from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

The cubs arrived at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh days before Vietnam announces ban on all wildlife trade


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Tiger rescue in Germany and transfer to TIERART

Two former circus tigers retire to species-appropriate home in Germany

FOUR PAWS transfers Jill and Sahib to Animal and Species Protection Centre TIERART


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Bear Melanka

Update Melanka & Leo

GREAT NEWS: Thanks to your support, more than 9,000 protest e-mails were sent to the State Management of Affairs in Ukraine.


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Rats as pets

Pet Rats

Intelligent, playful, curious – rats can make great pets if kept in the right conditions.


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Brumca at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Rescue Brumca

She is a unique bear lady, who loves pasta and Chanel Nº 5


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Pools are a danger to animals

Swimming Pools Pose a Danger to Pets and Wildlife!

Having a swimming pool is fun, but there are risks for animals that can be prevented


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Dogs in cages at a dog meat trader in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap becomes the first province to ban dog meat in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS applauds local government for reacting to its year-long investigations


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Community Engagement in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia

Supporting communities in shaping a better future for animals


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What do dogs enjoy doing on holiday?

What Do Dogs Enjoy Doing on Holiday?

FOUR PAWS Guide for Dog Owners


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Travel-related illnesses in dogs

Travel-Related Illnesses in Dogs

Guide for Dog Owners: How to prevent parasites and diseases


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A first-aid kit for your dog

A First-Aid Kit for Your Dog

FOUR PAWS Guide for Dog Owners: What belongs in the pharmacy bag for the dog


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Travelling with your dog by car

Travelling With Your Dog by Car

Guide for Dog Owners: How to drive your dog relaxed in the car


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Romanian rescue sheep

Six months on...

It has been a long road to recovery for our rescued sheep, but now they can enjoy the life they deserve. Watch them now!


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Rebecca at LIONSROCK

Influencing Millions Through a Passion for Fitness

Influencer Rebecca Louise shares travelling with a purpose 


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Urgent help needed for Leo and Melanka!

Urgent help needed for Leo and Melanka!

We have to send 5,000 emails to win this campaign


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June 2020

Our updates and stories of June

Dog Doris

Rescue Doris

Poor dog Doris had a stroke of bad luck in humid Thailand


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Mink at a fur farm

After Coronavirus-Outbreak, Dutch Parliament votes to shut down mink farms

FOUR PAWS expects Dutch decision is game-changer for global fur farming


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Dogs crammed into cages for dog meat

Dog meat festival takes place in China despite new regulation that protects dogs

FOUR PAWS regards the celebrations in Yulin as a threat to animals and public health


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Live cattle at the Turkish border

EU Parliament votes for Committee of Inquiry on live animal transports

FOUR PAWS applauds milestone decision in favour of animal welfare


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Helping animals following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Season in a time of COVID-19

The potential of a strong hurricane season in the midst of the 2020 pandemic


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A dog affected by severe flooding

Disasters and your pets: Are you ready?

This guide will help you and your family get prepared for when disaster strikes


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Bear cub kept as restaurant entertainment in Albania

Illegal wildlife trade in Albania is out of control

FOUR PAWS discovers bears, wolves, eagles and monkeys for sale on online portals 


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Starving animals in Bali

Stray animals are starving due to collapse of tourism in Bali

FOUR PAWS teams up with Bali Animal Welfare to feed stray dogs and cats


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Sheep Beetle

Emergency surgery for sheep Beetle

Of our lucky sheep survivors, one of them hasn't had the best luck since.


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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

Three bear cubs saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders


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May 2020

Our updates and stories of May

Dog in cage

China bans the selling of dog and cat meat

FOUR PAWS calls on the Governments of Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam to follow China’s example


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Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Orangutan Damai

Help came just in time!


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Dog sitting in grassland

Danger from Oak Processionary Moth

Guide for Dog Owners: How to protect your dog from the poisonous caterpillar 


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French bulldog puppy

Breeding Dogs with Genetic Disorders

What you should know!


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Feeding strays in the Philippines

Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return of 600 stray cats in Romania

With the COVID-19 measures finally being lifted in Romania, our Stray Animal Care team are allowed to start their normal activities again, and starting with a big task!  


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Cub Mochi finds a species-appropriate home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

FOUR PAWS rescues bear cub from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

Cub Mochi finds a species-appropriate home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh


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Bear rescue Vietnam amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Bear rescue amidst COVID-19 pandemic

FOUR PAWS provides species-appropriate home for two bears in Vietnam


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Feeding strays in the Philippines

Feeding of the Philippines Strays

Our partner organisation is helping to feed strays during the pandemic lock down in the Philippines. We're helping strays worldwide during COVID-19.  


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#ForABetterWorld

#ResetTheWorld

Make it a better place for animals, environment and us


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Orphaned orangutan rescued by FOUR PAWS

Baby orangutan crammed into a sack and tied to a motorcycle

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL takes traumatised ape orphan into safe custody


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Pet mice as Pets

What you should know about this fascinating animals


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Bears James and Freddie playing

The Police Check That Changed A Bears Life

When a routine police stopped a taxi in Vietnam – they were shocked with what was laying on the back seat


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Spring Has Arrived at Our Sanctuaries

Spring Has Arrived at Our Sanctuaries

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet!


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Tips for Mother's Day

Mothers Day ideas that come from the heart


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Bear Vinzenz reaching for his toes at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Gallery Animals Doing Yoga

Sometimes our rescued animals are caught on camera in all kinds of shapes!


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April 2020

Our updates and stories of April

Easter and Tombi lambs

It's all sunshine and play for our lambs

It's positive news from our sweet new lambs in Romania. 


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Scared dog

The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers


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Rescued Sheep in Romania

After more than 14,000 sheep die in ship tragedy: New report on live animal transports in Romania reveals massive grievances

FOUR PAWS urges EU Commission for stricter enforcement and controls


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Mink at a fur farm

COVID-19 detected on Dutch mink farms

FOUR PAWS demands ban on fur farms


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Dog at home

Pets and life after COVID-19 lockdown

FOUR PAWS advises how to prepare pets for a normal routine again


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Even in times like these, animals around the world need our help

You would like to work in animal care, fundraising, marketing, finance, HR or administration? Use the chance now and apply today!


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Veterinarian Dr Frank Göritz in Khan Younis Zoo in the Gaza Strip

World Veterinary Day

Celebrate the world class vets at the helm of our emergency rescue missions


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Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 and Stray Animals

What a pandemic means for stray cats and dogs


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Tiger behind bars

The Tiger Kings in Europe

FOUR PAWS releases new report unveiling out-of-control captive tiger trade


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Lion Masoud

Animal Memory for Download

Entertain the whole family with our printable memory game


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Lamb Tombi

Two new arrivals to our rescue sheep herd!

It was a busy Easter as the team in Romania welcome two new babies into the world


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FOUR PAWS offers advice on fostering and adoption

Coronavirus lockdown: The perfect time to get a pet?

FOUR PAWS offers advice on fostering and adoption


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End the dog and cat meat trade

Timeline of our activities and achievements

FOUR PAWS is committed to bringing an end to the cruel dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia 


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Laughing horse

Funny Facts about Animals

Wildlife is full of secrets and surprises – find out more!


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Orangutan and caregiver

Orangutan Shop

Support our work for the orangutans


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Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 pandemic: Thousands of stray dogs and cats in Europe are in danger of starving

FOUR PAWS starts feeding project for homeless animals


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Hedgehog in the undergrowth

Easter fires can be a deadly fate for wild animals

FOUR PAWS advises: Only pile up firing piles shortly before lighting


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COVID-19: NGOs call on World Health Organisation to help stop next pandemic

Ban on global wildlife markets could prevent such health crises in the future


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#saddestbears Ukraine

Melanka and Leo Have Been Waiting a Long Time to Be Rescued

#Saddestbears Ukraine


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Dog and cat meat trade in the time of the COVID-19 epidemic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

While China bans dog and cat meat, trade in Southeast Asia is thriving

FOUR PAWS reveals new dog and cat meat trend amongst global pandemic


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Non-mulesing Sheep

100 textile brands against mulesing

FOUR PAWS urges fashion industry to demand cruelty-free wool


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March 2020

Our updates and stories of March

Snuffle mat for dogs

Make a Snuffle Mat for Your Dog

Instructions: creative fun for both you and your dog!


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Cat in Germany

Spring is here – and it’s mating time for cats

Unneutered cats can produce unwanted offspring during this period


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Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Coronavirus might endanger the great apes 


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Lamb Marțișor

Update on our miracle lamb 

Against all odds, we welcomed a new life into the world. See how Marțișor and his step-sister are doing!


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Fox at TIERART

We love to entertain you! #ClickAndLearn

Since most of us have to stay at home, make yourself comfortable and have fun!


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The team on Silk Island

Stray Animal Care on Silk Island: Working at 36 Degrees Celsius

Medical care for over 500 animals in Cambodia


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Live animal transport

Endless waiting times and cruel circumstances at borders

Live animal transports during coronavirus situation


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Cats like to play

How to keep your pets occupied during the coronavirus lockdown

Guide for Pet Owners


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Happy Bear

Measures in times of corona

We are well prepared and care for our animals


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Dog at Home

Q&As: Pets and Coronavirus

Information for Pet Owner


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Little boy with dog at home

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your pet

Guide for Pet Owners


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Surprise lamb Mărțișor

Our rescued sheep from the capsized ship 

We have a little spring surprise from our rescued sheep in Romania!


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Lion Lenci in FELIDA

Rescue Lenci

This lion is a true fighter: his story from 'Europe's worst zoo' to a happy life


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Dog Mia - 3 month old

Rescue Mia

A sweet and gentle soul - hit by a car and left to die


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Young bird

'Branchling' - Hands off please!

Guide for animal lovers: what you can do for young wild animals


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Happy bear in snow

Gallery Animals in Winter

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


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February 2020

Our updates and stories of February 

Dog Whitey suffered from skin infection

Rescue Whitey

Heartlessly dumped on the streets of Thailand, he was left to fend for himself


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Happy hens

Gallery Farm Animals

See how they should live


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Dog in front of a temple

Stray Animal Care on Silk Island, Cambodia

FOUR PAWS provides lifesaving care for dogs and cats


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Update of our 180 survivors! 

Animal Disaster Relief in Romania


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Foster mother and orphaned orangutan

What is it like to be a Foster Mother to Orangutans?

Orphan orangutans need around the clock care, our caregivers act as foster mothers to the apes in need


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Dogs in a cage

Ten million dogs and cats are slaughtered for their meat in Southeast Asia yearly

According to new FOUR PAWS report, trade continues to thrive despite severe risk to public health 


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Puma Tikam

Gallery TIERART

Our BIG CAT CENTER TIERART, in Germany, has many more beautiful animals that just big cats, its an animal-friendly haven.


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Lions kissing

Love for Animals this Valentine's Day

Paying attention to animal welfare on the day of love makes every heart beat faster. We have 5 tips for you and your loved ones for an animal-friendly Valentine's Day.


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Dog sniffing on another dog

Giardia – Invisible Guests

Guide for pet owners: the dangers for animals and humans


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Group of young hares

Do not disturb young hares

Guide for animal lovers: what you can do for young wild animals


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January 2020

Our updates and stories of January

FOUR PAWS International: Long-time colleague Josef Pfabigan to follow Heli Dungler as CEO


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Starving Lions in Sudan

Starving animals in Sudan

#SaveSudanLions


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starving lions

FOUR PAWS cares for starving animals in Sudan

Four lions have already lost two thirds of their natural body weight


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FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance warn against 'WelFur' animal welfare label

Fur production is responsible for the painful death of millions of animals every year


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Wombat in Australia bushfires

Australia's bushfire crisis

How to help animals during the devastating bushfire season


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FOUR PAWS mourns its Founder and President Heli Dungler


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White dog

Stray Animal Care in Bali, Indonesia

FOUR PAWS and Program Dharma – saving dogs and cats 


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Rescued sheep arrive at new home

FOUR PAWS provides new home for sheep rescued from capsized ship in Romania

180 sheep out of 14,000 survived due to tireless rescue efforts


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FOUR PAWS activists occupy fur farm in 1990

FOUR PAWS Reviews

Our successes year by year 


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