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Our updates, press releases, blog posts, rescues, publications and other news – month by month

June 2021

Our updates and stories of June

Cat in Vietnam

Have a safe trip, Fabulous Five!

Lucky kitties that escaped the cruel cat meat trade last December head to the US


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Puppies

Frequently Asked Questions

About the illegal online puppy trade


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Cat in the grass

Ways to Prevent Cruelty to Animals

FOUR PAWS' recommendations to know how to spot and prevent companion animal cruelty 


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May 2021

Our updates and stories of May

Lion at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Curator Juno van Zon gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the big cat sanctuary


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Former circus bear Jambolina explores nature in the Swiss alps for the first time

Former circus bear Jambolina explores nature in the Swiss alps for the first time

FOUR PAWS brought Jambolina to Arosa Bear Sanctuary in December 2020


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Rabbit at the vet

Flystrike in Rabbits

How do you prevent and treat the dangerous disease in rabbits?


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Cat at home

Car Accidents Involving Cats

What to do when a cat is involved in a car accident 


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Bear Lady M.

Rescue Lady M.

Farewell to Lady M., the oldest bear under our care.


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Dog Moo

Rescue Moo

FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around


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Rescued slaughterhouse dogs travel to find their forever home in the United States

Closing a House of Horror for Dogs in Cambodia

Rescued slaughterhouse dogs travel to find their forever home in the United States


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Therapy dog Bumi

Rescue Bumi

From the streets to a new human-animal bond in our Animal Assisted Intervention programme


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Bear behind bars

#CloseCruelCages

We reached 50,000 signatures!


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Dogs in Cambodia

“Historic opportunity for pandemic treaty must not be missed!”

FOUR PAWS calls on WHO member states to prevent future pandemics


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Ha Dong Market, Hanoi, Vietnam

One Welfare

The rise of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, reminds us how interconnected animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment are!


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Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Animal Caretaker Sabine Steinmeier gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary


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What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

Guide for dog lovers: What you can do if your dog has run away


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Dog in a car on a sunny day

Could Your Car Become a Heat Trap?

Why you should never leave  your dog in the car in warm weather


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Group of lions at LIONSROCK

Animals in Groups

From gaggle to gaze, from troop to parade – discover the unusual and funny collective animal names


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Merino sheep

FOUR PAWS achieves a “hat-trick” with Puma

In the future, the German sports goods manufacturer will refrain from using uncertified wool of animal cruelty origin


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Lion Terez

Farewell Terez

Forever in our hearts – we say our goodbye to lion Terez


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Cow inside a truck on live animal transport

Progress at EU level for Live Animal Transport

Timeline of progressive steps as FOUR PAWS is working intensively to change existing legislation


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Sheep being transported via sea

Live Animal Transport by Sea

The long and torturous journeys as animals are shipped to their death


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Live animal transport at sea

Tragedies at Sea – Cartagena and Suez Canal

The suffering of the thousands of animals trapped onboard of livestock vessels


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Bears kissing

Tips for a Loving Mother's Day

9 animal-friendly Mothers Day ideas that come from the heart


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Bear behind bars

#CloseCruelCages

The two brown bears in a town park


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Rescue Lola

Rescue Lola

Chained for one year, dog Lola finally gets a chance in life


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April 2021

Our updates and stories of April

Veterinarian Dr Amir Khalil and Kaavan

World Veterinary Day

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


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Cat in a big pet bed

A Baby Is On the Way

Preparing your cat for the arrival of a new family member 


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Cat on balcony

Cat-proof Balcony

What you need to consider to keep your cat safe


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AAI dog Kaya

Preparing Dogs for Animal Assisted Interventions

How former stray animals are prepared to become therapy dogs and help people in need


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Cattle in the stable in Germany

The Animal Health Law and FOUR PAWS’ Work

On the 21st of April 2021, the Animal Health Law entered into force and will hopefully contribute to a more animal-friendly European Union


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Man with dog on a leash

Positive dog training

Dogs learn best with positive reinforcement 


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Dog

How to find a good dog training school

Dog/puppy training schools – what to look out for


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Six bears in concrete pits in Lovech Zoo!

#CloseCruelCages

See the FOUR PAWS report on zoos in Bulgaria


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Nhi Nho

Update bear Nhi Nho

Goodbye and forever in our hearts


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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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Stray dogs in Ukraine

Hope for a Better Tomorrow for Strays

Three important projects to ending stray animal suffering in Eastern Europe


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March 2021

Our updates and stories of March

Sheeps and lambs on a farm with mulesing practice

The suffering of the lambs: Mutilated for luxury fashion

FOUR PAWS criticises animal cruelty at international fashion brands


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Colourful eggs

Tips for an animal-friendly Easter

Some Easter traditions and treats may have cruelty behind them


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Green soup

Green Spring-Cream Soup

Spring can taste so good!


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Rescue Xuan and Mo

Rescue Xuan and Mo

Kept in a basement, the Asiatic black bears were rescued from a life in darkness 


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17 years in a dark, windowless basement

17 years in a dark, windowless basement

FOUR PAWS rescues two former bile bears in Vietnam


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Deer Kalle at TIERART

Avoiding Wildlife Accidents

Guide for animal lovers: How to avoid wildlife accidents – and how to behave correctly in case of an emergency


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Campaigners in Spain

Haven of hell: At “best”, the Elbeik's 1,610 cattle are killed on site

FOUR PAWS speaks of a total failure of the European Union as well as the Spanish authorities


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Orphan Lestari

Rescue Lestari

The orangutan orphan recovering from trauma and learning how to enjoy her life again in the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL


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Pig in truck

One year on from COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic

But what is being done to prevent future pandemics?


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Pidgeon

Animal-Friendly Pigeon Repellent

Guide on wild animals: How to deal with them properly?


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Campaigners in Spain

After the tragedy of the "Karim Allah", the shipments from Spain are continuing

FOUR PAWS is on site in Cartagena and documents the cruel machinery


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Dog panting in the heat

Fake Animal Rescue Videos

How to spot orchestrated animal rescues  


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Pig farming

One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO:

FOUR PAWS calls on responsible organisations and governments to improve the human-animal relationship to prevent future pandemics


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Live animal transport of cattle

Tragedy at sea continues: The "Elbeik" sails back to the EU after an odyssey of almost three months with 1,776 cattle on board

FOUR PAWS already reported on the killing of the 895 young bulls of "Karim Allah" this Sunday


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Dog in slaughterhouse

Closing a House of Horror for Dogs in Cambodia

Saving the dogs and shutting down of the worst slaughterhouse in Cambodia


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Dog in small cage in slaughterhouse, Cambodia

One million dogs killed: FOUR PAWS closes major slaughterhouse in Cambodia, rescuing 16 dogs on site

Rescue comes a week after interception of 61 dogs in a minivan in Siem Reap


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February 2021

Our updates and stories of February

Kitten in the garden

Preparing Your Garden for Spring and Your Pets

FOUR PAWS' free downloadable guides on how to make your garden safe for animals


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elephant in circus

FOUR PAWS calls upon EU Commission for a ban of wild animals in circuses

Opinion poll shows majority of Europeans are against animal suffering in entertainment


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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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Fast-food

FOUR PAWS convinces German fast-food chain dean&david to reduce meat

dean&david is rated the highest in the FOUR PAWS Atlas challenge ranking and are the first to sign the commitment which has kick-started the race for the rest to follow suit


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The Penjaga and Pengasuh

The Penjaga and Pengasuh

Meet the 'foster mothers' who are caring for the orphans of the Bornean rainforest


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Atlas Challenge – Fast-Food Chains

Fast-Food Chains

How are the fast-food chains* performing when it comes to meat and fish reduction and increasing plant-based food?


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Cages of laying hens

Dr Jane Goodall calls on EU to end cage farming across Europe

The letter to the European Commission is signed by more than 140 international scientists


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Dogs rescued

Slaughterhouse-bound minivan carrying 61 dogs intercepted in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS steps in to assist Cambodian authorities in first ever interception of dogs being taken for the dog meat trade


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Dog behind a fence

How to Get Your Dog Healthily Through the Winter Season

Road salt, gravel and snow - get your dog through the cold season despite the cold temperatures


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Fur fox

Internationally renowned sports brand Adidas joins fur-free initiative

FOUR PAWS welcomes newest member in the Fur Free Retailer program


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Vegan blueberry cake

Animal-Friendly Recipes

Eating delicious food doesn't have to involve animal suffering, check out our easy to prepare healthy recipes


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Dog in shelter

Despite COVID-19 restrictions: FOUR PAWS distributes 10 tonnes of food to starving animals in Lebanon

Hundreds of animals were left homeless after the devastating explosion in Beirut in August


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Rescue Stafida

Rescue Stafida

The miraculous survival of a dog who was struck by a train 


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Lion

FAQ's on Big Cat Rescue Missions

Learn more about how we help suffering big cats across the world


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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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Factory farming

Pandemics and Animal Welfare

Support our demands for a world of higher animal welfare!


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January 2021

Our updates and stories of January

Baby red squirrel being held in hand

Squirrel in Need

Guide for animal lovers: tips for saving squirrel babies


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Happy Bear

Measures in times of corona

We are well prepared to continue to care for our animals


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Fawns, young deer

Early Born Wildlife - What You Absolutely Have to Consider

FOUR PAWS asks walkers for increased attention for wild animals


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Adoption

The Beauty of Adoption

Adopting a pet is a wonderful process - find out everything you need to know


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Rescue bear

Rescue of 7 Bile Bears

Update of our newest rescued bears at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 


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Dog during Carnival

Carnival: No Fun For Animals

FOUR PAWS gives tips on what pet owners should look out for


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Roe buck Ruffy

Rescue Ruffy

An orphaned roe fawn in a meadow who fought to live!


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Lion at LIONSROCK

10 Facts About Big Cats

How much do you know about these powerful feline predators? 


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Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

After many years in the circus, a new life is finally beginning for the brown bear


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Elephant Kaavan

The FOUR PAWS review 2020

Only with your help, this was possible. Watch the video! 


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Dog in the snow

When Your Dog Has a Cold

A guide for dog owners: swift recovery for dogs with a cold


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Stray dog in a shelter

Animal Welfare and COVID-19

What you need to know and what can you do?


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Zoe was rescued from a fur farm

Shopping Guide for Animal-Friendly Fashion

From wool to down - have a heart for animals when shopping 


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Mink in a fur farm

Call on all countries to ban fur farms!

End the cruel and deadly fur trade before it causes the next pandemic!


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Rabbit in snow

Rabbit Winter Care

A how-to guide to making your rabbit enclosure winter-proof


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