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is the global animal welfare organization 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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#ProtectMillions

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

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#TravelKind

How to be an Animal-friendly Traveler

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How to be an Animal-friendly Traveler

#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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#WearitKind

The future of fashion is here!

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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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From Cage to California 

Dogs saved from Cambodian meat trade, Take “Freedom Flights” to U.S. for Adoption


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Bear at DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

Autumn in our Sanctuaries

Beautiful pictures from our rescued animals enjoying the season


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AAI Dog Busia

FOUR PAWS Ukraine Receives Award for Animal Assisted Interventions Project

Recognizing the positive contribution made to animal and human welfare in Vinnytsia


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Animal Charity

Hands Off Approach is Best for Animal Welfare

Animal lover shares her experience of being lured into a cub petting "sanctuary" in South Africa


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Sheep flock with lambs

Over 180 Fashion Brands Oppose Mulesing

A brutal practice done to sheep


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Stray puppies on the streets of India

International Impact with Strong Partnerships

We are able to help more animals in India and around the globe


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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

Breaking News: FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

Death of two lions at the Marghazar Zoo prompts intervention and zoo closure


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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 over 100 rescued animals

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Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A peaceful oasis for former bile bears

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BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

The largest BEAR SANCTUARY in Western Europe

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Animal Rescues

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Bear Teddy in a tiny cage

Rescue Teddy

Bear Teddy gets the life he deserves at DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa!

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Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Orangutan Damai

Help came just in time!

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Cat Victor

Rescue Victor

 A true survivor and a little miracle

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