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#SaveTheSaddestBears

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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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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Dog in front of a temple

Stray Animal Care on Silk Island, Cambodia

FOUR PAWS provides lifesaving care for dogs and cats


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Happy Bear

Measures in times of corona

We are well prepared and care for our animals


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your pet – No risk to humans

Guide for pet owners


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Dogs in a cage

Ten million dogs and cats are slaughtered for their meat in Southeast Asia yearly

According to new FOUR PAWS report, trade continues to thrive despite severe risk to public health 


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Rescued sheep arrive at new home

FOUR PAWS provides new home for sheep rescued from capsized ship in Romania

180 sheep out of 14,000 survived due to tireless rescue efforts


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5 Fashion Gift-Giving Tips for a Kinder, More Ethical Holiday

FOUR PAWS encourages an animal-friendly holiday with these simple steps 


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Biggest Bile Bear Rescue

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home


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Ground Zero of the Cambodian Dog Meat Trade

A moments decision between life or death: Neary and Sopol get a second chance! 


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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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Bär Pashuk aus dem BÄRENWALD Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

A peaceful oasis for bears in Kosovo 

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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.

Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Some wounds remain scars forever

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Puma in the enclosure

Rescue Tikam

A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

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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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