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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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Dogs rescued

Slaughterhouse minivan carrying 61 dogs seized in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS steps in to assist Cambodian authorities in first ever interception of dogs being taken for the dog meat trade


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Supporter Spotlight: Marla Bradley

Meet The Remarkable Woman Who Has Helped Create Global Impact


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Stray animal care of dogs in Thailand

Dogs of the Jungle

Our stray animal care team were on a mission to help stop the suffering of some of Thailand’s hardest to reach dogs


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Smush Saving the World: A Famous Cat Saving Her Own

FOUR PAWS partners with influencer to #FightForCats and end the cat meat trade in Southeast Asia


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Fur fox

Internationally renowned sports brand Adidas joins fur-free initiative

FOUR PAWS welcomes newest member in the Fur Free Retailer program


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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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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 Damai

Help came just in time!

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Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

After many years in the circus, a new life is finally beginning for the brown bear

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