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End the suffering of Vietnamese bile bears

The gallbladder of the bile bear is punctured with a needle through the abdominal wall. The anaesthetic is often administered ...

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#THANKSEBAY!

It’s becoming more and more common to buy pets online via classified ads sites. No matter if you are seeking a puppy, a kitten, a rabbit or...

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Tiger trade

It’s closer than you think! FOUR PAWS reveals the involvement of Europe in the ruthless trade and the cruel tiger business.

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30,000 Dogs and Cats Vaccinated in One Month

Early results in fight against rabies in Myanmar; FOUR PAWS now sets 50,000 vaccination goal


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Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year


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What would life be without water?

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero


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Working Elephants Now Have Oasis for Rehab and Retirement

Former logging elephants, orphaned and injured animals, will be rehabilitated at new FOUR PAWS sanctuary


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FOUR PAWS Opens Orangutan FOREST SCHOOL in Borneo

First orangutan students attend “classes” in the rainforest


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Shocking Investigation Finds Tigers for Sale in Europe

FOUR PAWS research and police raid Czech facility, uncover ruthless, illegal tiger trade


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War lion from Syria finally found a companion

FOUR PAWS plans to socialize rescued lions with others in South Africa


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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world.

Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

A species-appropriate home for more than 100 rescued animals

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Arosa Bear Sanctuary

The first bear sanctuary in Switzerland!

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A peaceful oasis for former bile bears

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BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

The First FOUR PAWS bear sanctuary; helping abused bears since 1998

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Geretteter Tiger aus Syrien genießt die Abendsonne in FELIDA

FELIDA Big Cat Centre

An intensive care rescue center for big cats

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BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

The largest BEAR SANCTUARY in Western Europe

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ELEPHANTS LAKE

FOUR PAWS to build one of the biggest elephant sanctuaries in Southeast Asia

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orangutan orphan on tree

Help for orangutans

Reintroduction program for rescued orangutans in Borneo

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Domazhyr Bear Sanctuary

FOUR PAWS' BEAR SANCTUARY in the Ukraine 

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Big Cat Centre TIERART

An animal-friendly sanctuary of all shapes and sizes!

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Animal Rescues

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.

Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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Rescue Laska

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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Rescue Mi and Tam

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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