is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

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Our winter content and updates

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New Year’s Resolution

For the animals, the planet and for you

Bear Ema in the snow

Winter in our Sanctuaries

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

Dog in the snow

Pets in Winter

A guide for pet owners

Lying cat

Cat Cold – What to Do

Cats can catch colds just like humans. FOUR PAWS gives tips on how cat owners can help their cat recover


Feeding Birds in Winter

A guide for animal friends: what to take note of when feeding the little visitors in winter

Rabbit in snow

Rabbit Winter Care

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

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

Cat in the snow

Outdoor Cats in the Winter

Bringing your cat with outdoor access safe through the cold season



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recent updates

Press releases, blog posts, rescues, publications and other news: 

Types of Husbandry for Laying Hens

Types of Husbandry for Laying Hens

How do chickens live in a cage, a barn, in free-range or in organic farming systems?

Day-old Chicks

Day-Old Chicks: Death on the Assembly Line

How millions of male chicks die in egg production 

Cattle transport

European Parliament Fails to Tackle Live Animal Transportation

Global Animal Welfare Organisation, FOUR PAWS, called it a “Historic Missed Opportunity”

Dog and cat in home

Cuddling With Pets

Snuggling is not only good for us, but also for the animals we share our lives with

Bear cub Nara in the enclosure at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

Gallery Animals Doing Yoga

Perhaps you can find some new years resolution inspiration from our rescued animals who try to stay fit with yoga!

Cat in Croatia

Animal Idioms

These four phrases are all used in our daily lives. But do they hold up to the facts?

Cattle transport

900,000 European Citizens Call on MEPs to Ban Cruel Live Exports

Petition handover by FOUR PAWS to MEP Tilly Metz

A female laying hen in a barn

Laying Hens

With over 300 eggs per year: the high-performance chickens in the egg industry

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Our current Campaigns

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Pandemics and Animal Welfare: Support our demands for a world of higher animal welfare!

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Factory farming


Together, we can drive an animal-friendly fashion future

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Wear it Kind

The Illegal Puppy Trade

The online puppy trade is booming, and cruel puppy traders are profiting from people like you. #TracingTheTrade

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Live Animal Transport in Europe

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Live Animal Transport in Europe


Stolen. Killed. Eaten. End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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Cats looking out of cafe in the cat meat trade


Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or...

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Bears nose out of cage


With no clear rules and regulations within the European Union tigers are being bred, traded and moved with no one really knowing exactly ...

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Tiger laying down


This is the story of a stylish, fluffy wool pullover.

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Cute lamb

Our Key topics 

Help for Animals

COVID-19 & Animals

What you need to know and what can you do?

Companion Animals

Companion Animals

We work to ensure dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pets get the love they deserve

FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

Work in Brussels

FOUR PAWS is making sure that animals are not neglected by politicians

Helping Farm Animals

Farm Animals

See what we're doing to help cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep, and more farm animals

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Disaster Relief for Animals

We are prepared to help, if a disaster strikes

Rescue in Vietnam

Wild Animals

Local and exotic wildlife suffer across a wide range of sectors, we're working to stop it

Team on a mission

Rapid Response for Animals

FOUR PAWS helps animals in the face of wars or in conflict zones

Helping Stray Animals

Help for Strays

We're working across the globe to help stray animals in need. This includes neutering projects

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

Read more about our emotional animal rescues​​​​​ 

Bear Martha

Rescue Martha

The Ukrainian circus and restaurant bear finally gets her freedom

Baby Orangutan Indra

Rescue Indra

The orangutan child who was found alone with suspicious injuries has started a new life in our orangutan forest school

Rescue Jason

Rescue Jason

Abandoned and in a terrible condition, dog Jason is now on his long road to recovery

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Sultan at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

Discover our sanctuaries and cooperation projects of FOUR PAWS


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Our press corner includes the latest international press releases of current animal welfare topics, operations, rescues and much more. 

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