News ARchive

Our updates and stories month by month

May 2020

Our updates and stories of May

Dog sitting in grassland

Danger from Oak Processionary Moth

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

French bulldog puppy

Breeding Dogs with Genetic Disorders

What you should know!

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!  

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

Bear rescue Vietnam amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Bear rescue amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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

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.  



Make it a better place for animals, environment and us

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


Pet mice as Pets

What you should know about this fascinating animals

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

Spring Has Arrived at Our Sanctuaries

Spring Has Arrived at Our Sanctuaries

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet!


Tips for Mother's Day

Mothers Day ideas that come from the heart

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!


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. 

Scared dog

The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers

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

Mink at a fur farm

COVID-19 detected on Dutch mink farms

FOUR PAWS demands ban on fur farms

Dog at home

Pets and life after COVID-19 lockdown

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


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!

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

Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 and Stray Animals

What a pandemic means for stray cats and dogs

Tiger behind bars

The Tiger Kings in Europe

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

Lion Masoud

Animal Memory for Download

Entertain the whole family with our printable memory game

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

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

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 

Laughing horse

Funny Facts about Animals

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

Orangutan and caregiver

Orangutan Shop

Support our work for the orangutans

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

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


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

#saddestbears Ukraine

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

#Saddestbears Ukraine

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

Non-mulesing Sheep

100 textile brands against mulesing

FOUR PAWS urges fashion industry to demand cruelty-free wool


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!

Cat in Germany

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

Unneutered cats can produce unwanted offspring during this period

Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Coronavirus might endanger last great apes 

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!


We love to entertain you! #ClickAndLearn

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

The team on Silk Island

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

Medical care for over 500 animals in Cambodia

Live animal transport

Endless waiting times and cruel circumstances at borders

Live animal transports during coronavirus situation

Cats like to play

How to keep your pets occupied during the coronavirus lockdown

Guide for Pet Owners

Happy Bear

Measures in times of corona

We are well prepared and care for our animals

Dog at Home

Q&As: Pets and Coronavirus

Information for Pet Owner

Little boy with dog at home

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your pet

Guide for Pet Owners

Surprise lamb Mărțișor

Our rescued sheep from the capsized ship 

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

Lion Lenci in FELIDA

Rescue Lenci

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

Dog Mia - 3 month old

Rescue Mia

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

Young bird

'Branchling' - Hands off please!

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

Happy bear in snow

Gallery Animals in Winter

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


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

Happy hens

Gallery Farm Animals

See how they should live

Dog in front of a temple

Stray Animal Care on Silk Island, Cambodia

FOUR PAWS provides lifesaving care for dogs and cats


Update of our 180 survivors! 

Animal Disaster Relief in Romania

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

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 

Puma Tikam


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

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.

Dog sniffing on another dog

Giardia – Invisible Guests

Guide for pet owners: the dangers for animals and humans

Group of young hares

Do not disturb young hares

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


January 2020

Our updates and stories of January

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

Starving Lions in Sudan

Starving animals in Sudan


starving lions

FOUR PAWS cares for starving animals in Sudan

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


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

Wombat in Australia bushfires

Australia's bushfire crisis

How to help animals during the devastating bushfire season


FOUR PAWS mourns its Founder and President Heli Dungler

White dog

Stray Animal Care in Bali, Indonesia

FOUR PAWS and Program Dharma – saving dogs and cats 

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

FOUR PAWS activists occupy fur farm in 1990


Our successes year by year 


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