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FOUR PAWS helps animals under direct human influence.

 
Rescue Leo and Melanka

Rescue Leo and Melanka

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

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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

Three bear cubs saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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Bear Nhi Nho

Rescue Nhi Nho

A former bile bear, suffering from stress disorder, enlarged adrenal glands and with two missing front paws, is finally rescued.

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Cat Victor

Rescue Victor

 A true survivor and a little miracle

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Rescue Donkey Puica

Rescue Puica

Our partner organisation ARCA saved a donkey's life!

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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 Kaya

Rescue Kaya

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

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Rescue Anya and Frankie

Rescue Anya and Frankie

A long life of happiness awaits them

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Cuc and Nhai, a life behind bars

Rescue Cuc and Nhai

After 18 years behind bars, Cuc and Nhai get rescued to a new life

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Bear Teddy in a tiny cage

Rescue Teddy

This young bear has his whole life ahead of him, and is in need of our help now!

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Kiano the serval

Rescue Kiano

An African wild cat found in the forests of Germany

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Dog Maxi

Rescue Maxi

Chemically burnt by cruel students 

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Lions Masoud and Terez

Rescue Masoud and Terez

Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Bears Mi and Tam

Rescue Mi and Tam

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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Therapy dog Busia

Rescue Busia

How Busia went from streets to a much loved therapy dog

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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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Dog Kovi

Rescue Kovi, Kara, Tina

Three dogs found on deaths door

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Bear Jeta

Rescue Jeta

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

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Bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

Rescue Riku

FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

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Therapy dog Shoko

Rescue Shoko

From guard dog to therapy dog

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Therapy dog Smiley

Rescue Smiley

From street dog to valuable AAI team member 

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Lion Bobby in FELIDA

Rescue Bobby

Lion Bobby is settled and relaxed at his home in our FELIDA Big Cat Centre. 

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Dog Doris

Rescue Doris

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

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Brown bear Vesko

Rescue Vesko

A victim of uncontrolled breeding in Bulgaria

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Hazel and Diana

Rescue Hazel and Diana

Two baby kittens that were thrown away like garbage

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Kitten Roxy

Rescue Roxy

Found as a malnourished little kitten on the streets of Cambodia

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Cat Leila

Rescue Luke and Leila

Saved from the cat meat trade industry at the very last minute

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Dog Honey

Rescue Honey

After losing her leg in trap, Honey was in incredible pain and needed help

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Therapy dog Caju

Rescue Caju

From a stray puppy fighting for her life to a loved therapy dog in Romania

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Tigress Dehli at FELIDA

Rescue Dehli

The beautiful tigress of FELIDA

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Therapy dog Lisa

Rescue Lisa

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

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Bear Ben in a tiny cage

Rescue Ben

He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage

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Bear Dushi

Rescue Dushi

A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

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Tiger Caruso

Rescue Caruso

As you know, this beautiful tiger moved from our FELIDA Big Cat Centre to LIONSROCK in March 2019

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Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Some wounds remain scars forever

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Dog Sor and Pitch

Rescue Sor and Pich

Part of our Mission on Silk Island

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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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Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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Dasha and Lelya at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Rescue Dasha and Lelya

They have spent most of their lives in a small concrete cage, unable to express their natural behaviour

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Dog Sunface

Rescue Sunface

A miracle called Sunface 

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Confiscated Bear in a cage

Rescue Freddie

The story of a bear, confiscated from the backseat of a taxi

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Dog Ursus

Rescue Ursus

With painful injuries, dog Ursus was left for dead in a field 

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Dog Archie

Rescue Archie

Left howling in pain when struck by a motorbike, dog Archie gets the care he desperately needed

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The four puppies in a bag

Rescue of Four Puppies

Tied up in a plastic bag and thrown away like trash

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Dog Fufu was found with a broken back

Rescue Fufu

Found at the side of the road with a broken back, Fufu needed urgent help

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Dog Max

Rescue Max

An abused dog gets his second chance and a family who loves him

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Dog App receiving treatment

Rescue App

An accident has left dog App with a horrifying injury

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Dog Zhulia

Rescue Zhulia

A serious injury left her an option for a life on the streets impossible

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Lion Ivan-Asen in FELDIA 2018

Rescue Ivan-Asen

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Dog Oiţã on the streets

Rescue Oiţã

So much love to give after being hurt by humans

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Dog Lucky

Rescue Lucky

A much loved dog that couldn't get the help she needed

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Toffee receiving treatment

Rescue Toffee

A little puppy found alone, afraid and with a worrisome wound

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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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Dog Ginou

Rescue Ginou

An emergency case during our rescue mission on Silk Island

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Brown bear Lady M.

Rescue Lady M.

After many years of 'dancing', this girl can spend her days in peace 

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Dancing Bears Svetla and Mima in chains

Rescue Svetla and Mima

They 'danced' all their lives for tourists 

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Veronica suffered from a severe skin infection

Rescue Veronica

Suffering from a sever skin disease and starvation, she was a sad sight and needed urgent help

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Local activist, taking the dogs to safety on the back of his motorbike

Rescue Rum and Cola

Rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

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Dog Kitty sitting

Rescue Kitty

Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program saved her life

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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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Bear in cage

Rescue Suzana and Bruno

FOUR PAWS transferred two brown bears to cooperation partner Bear Refuge Kuterevo in Croatia

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Asiatic black bear in a cage

Biggest Bile Bear Rescue

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home

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Bear Misha at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Rescue Misha

First steps in his new life

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Puma in the enclosure

Rescue Tikam

A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

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Dogs in cages

51 dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

Asia Canine Protection Alliance helps provide medical care for confiscated dogs 

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Fox Jackson at TIERART

Rescue Jackson

Rescued fox Jackson shares new home with fellow rescued foxes

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Cat Mina

Rescue Mina

Blind cat eluded cat thieves and stumbled her way to safety

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Cat Buttercup

Rescue Buttercup

How a wheelchair changed this little furball's life

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Dog Moo

Rescue Moo

FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around

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Dog Cinta

Rescue Cinta

FOUR PAWS and the Dog Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI) Coalition rescued victim from dog meat traders

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Rescue Meow

FOUR PAWS is helping Meow recover and find a safe, loving home

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Dog Bobby

Rescue Bobby

Compassion saved Bobby's life, after he was sold to the dog meat trade

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Bear Andri in Prishtina

Rescue Bear Cub

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement  

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Bear Rocco

Rescue Rocco

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Chuoi, Tao and Le

Chuoi, Tao and Le were successfully lured out of their cage for the last time

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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Bear Laska

Rescue Laska

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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Bear Luna

Rescue Luna


One of Europe’s saddest bears rescued

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Bears Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

Rescue Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

FOUR PAWS rescues a further pair of abused bears caged for over 12 years

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Bear Manya

Rescue Manya

Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

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Bear Tyson

Rescue Tyson

One of 'Europe’s saddest bears' gets a new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Bear Kvitka

Rescue Kvitka

Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station

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Bear Potap

Rescue Potap

Potap is now able to enjoy a peaceful life in a near-natural environment.

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Bear Mashutka

Rescue Mashutka

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian fighting bear 

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Bears May and Binh Yen

Rescue May and Binh Yen

FOUR PAWS ends the keeping of bile bears in Ninh Binh province

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Bears Long and Trang

Rescue Long and Trang

Two bears are in safety and one more Vietnamese province has no more bile bear farms

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Amelia and Meimo

Rescue Amelia & Meimo

Two new inhabitants at Arosa Bear Sanctuary, Switzerland

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Bear Napa

Rescue Napa

After a long journey the first bear moved in Arosa Bear Sanctuary

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Rescue Shuri and Babies

Shuri and her babies were spared a brutal end, avoiding being served as the popular dish 'Little Tiger'

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Lion at LIONSROCK

Rescue Motan and Pisa

Motan and Pisa have settled in incredibly well at our project LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary & Lodge! 

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Lion in FELIDA

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