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FOUR PAWS

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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#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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Lions in circus

Animal-Friendly Travel Is Easier Than You Think

We are calling on the public to be responsible travelers and Travel Kind – for the future of humankind, the planet and for animals.


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#saddestbears Ukraine

Melanka and Leo Have Been Waiting a Long Time to Be Rescued

These bears deserve a brighter future


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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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Injured and starving animals in Beirut

Mission to Lebanon

Injured and traumatized animals in Beirut


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The cat meat trade in Vietnam

Special dish 'Little Tiger': The rampant cat meat trade in Vietnam

Over one million cats are killed for their meat every year as part of the cruel and hidden trade, FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation reports


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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

Thousands of dogs are spared a gruesome death by drowning, choking, and asphyxiation


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Hurricane Season in a time of COVID

A potentially strong hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic


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ANIMAL WELFARE AND COVID-19

What you need to know and what can you do? 


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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 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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Dog Honey

Rescue Honey

After losing her leg in trap, Honey was in incredible pain and needed help

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Lion Bobby in FELIDA

Rescue Bobby

Lion Bobby is settled and relaxed at his home in our FELIDA Big Cat Centre. 

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Cuc and Nhai, a life behind bars

Rescue Daisy and Jasmine

After 18 years behind bars, Daisy and Jasmine get rescued to a new life

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