FOUR PAWS is an international animal charity. It was founded in Austria but now has offices in ten European countries, as well as offices in South Africa, Australia and the USA.
Our work helps animals all over the world.
FOUR PAWS International was founded in 2003 as we recognised that European laws and directives that have a major impact on animal welfare across Europe may be passed at European level rather than by governments of individual countries.
This is why we have a team in Brussels who take part in relevant political decision-making processes. However, we also lobby and submit proposals to governments in individual countries where we can help improve national animal welfare laws.