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Cara at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Site Manager, Florian Eiserlo, gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the German wild animal sanctuary.

Beirut Bear

The Beirut Bears: The Odyssey of Homer and Ulysses

The Beirut Bears were rescued from a zoo within Lebanon. After many obstacles, the bears were finally transported to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in the US.

Cat "Tiger" rescued from DCMT

Fight For Cats: Rescued from the Cat Meat Trade, These Felines are Looking for their Forever Homes in the US

Rescued from the cat meat trade in Vietnam, meet the cats who took their freedom flights to the US.


20 Dogs Who Took Their Freedom Flights to the US Have Found Forever Homes

All the dogs who who took their freedom flights to the US have found their forever homes


#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

Animal Caretaker Sabine Steinmeier gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

Lion at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Curator Juno van Zon gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

Veterinarian Dr Frank Göritz in Khan Younis Zoo in the Gaza Strip

World Veterinary Day

Celebrate the world class vets at the helm of our emergency rescue missions.

Dr. Amir Khalil with Kaavan

Lonely No More: Kaavan the elephant becomes a star

Kaavan, Cher and Dr. Amir Khalil star in Smithsonian Documentary on the ground-breaking rescue

Stray animal care of dogs in Thailand

Dogs of the Jungle

Dr Katherine Polak · 3/23/2021

Our stray animal care team set on a mission to help stop the suffering of Thailand's rural dog populations


The Secret Life of Sleeping Bears

What can we learn from bears that hibernate?

Foster mother and orphaned orangutan

What is it like to be a Foster Mother to Orangutans?

Dr Signe Preuschoft and the Forest School Team · 3/1/2021

Orphan orangutans need around the clock care, so our caregivers act as foster mothers to the apes in need

The Penjaga and Pengasuh - The Orangutan Guardians

Penjaga and Pengasuh – The Orangutan Guardians

Dr Signe Preuschoft and the Forest School Team · 3/1/2021

Meet the "foster mothers" who are caring for the orphans of the Bornean rainforest


Supporter Spotlight: Marla Bradley

Meet The Remarkable Woman Who Has Helped Create Global Impact


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

Afien and lion Bobby

Taking Care of Traumatized Big Cats

Afien Groenhof-Westra · 11/27/2020

Afien Groenhof-Westra is animal caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Centre

Erin Liewes and tiger Rhadja

A Day in the Life of an Animal Caretaker

Erin Timmer · 11/20/2020

Erin Liewes is animal caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Centre

Rescue mission Gaza 2019

On the Frontline during Rescue Missions

Juno van Zon · 11/16/2020

Juno van Zon is committed to animals in conflict areas

Tigress Dehli

The Establishment of a Special Care Sanctuary

Simone Schuls · 11/7/2020

Simone Schuls is the manager of FELIDA Big Cat Centre


Tiger Mirza rescues the life of Tiger Tomi

It was a matter of life and death and the odds were 50/50 for the 18-year-old tiger Tomi, who was rescued by tiger Mirza

AAI Dog Busia

FOUR PAWS Ukraine Receives Award for Animal Assisted Interventions Project

Ian Petinov and the AAI Ukraine Team · 10/16/2020

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

Animal Charity

Hands Off Approach is Best for Animal Welfare

Animal lover shares her experience with cub petting in South Africa

Bear used for traditional medicine

Steps we can all take to Travel Kind

Travel Kind while away and at home

Sheep with lambs in Australia

Wind of change

How an Australian wool producing family successfully ended the painful practice of mulesing

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.

A horse being whipped in Petra park

Working Horses of Petra Get Much Needed Care After COVID-19 Lockdown

Our team arrive in Jordan to provide medical attention 

Release at LIONSROCK

Women Fighting for Animals Around the Globe

Meet the FOUR PAWS female animal guardians


Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Dr Katherine Polak · 8/24/2020

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year


Big Cats from War Zones

In recent years, FOUR PAWS had several successful missions in rescuing big cats from war-torn countries such as Iraq, Gaza and Syria


Hurricane Season in a time of COVID

Jackson Zee · 5/29/2020

A potentially strong hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic

Bears James and Freddie playing

The Police Check That Changed A Bears Life

Emily Lloyd · 5/6/2020

When a routine police stopped a taxi in Vietnam - they were shocked with what was laying on the back seat.


A Journey Across the World to Escape the Dog Meat Trade

6 Lucky Survivors Rescued, Find New Life in the U.S.


A Cruel Journey

This is a true story: Our investigators recount the terrifying journey animals experience in the dog and cat meat trade


Where the wild horses live

The Romanian horses were once at serious risk.


Beware of Ticks!

Caution helps to protect dogs and cats


Ground Zero of the Cambodian Dog Meat Trade

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


Prioritizing Pet Safety During Extreme Heat

Rising Global Temperatures in 2019 Affect Humans and Their Beloved Pets


Why we are celebrating International Disaster Risk Reduction Day

Jackson Zee · 10/10/2018

As the director of the Disaster Relief unit, I know that animals are important to all communities affected by any kind of disaster.


No Land in sight

The American East Coast was hit hard by hurricane Florence, forcing thousands to leave their homes and their animals behind - we packed our bags to go and look out for them.


Last Day on Lombok

Looking back on our 15 day mission in Indonesia


Lombok's lost paradise

Jackson Zee · 8/16/2018

Our dangerous mission to the Indonesian islands struck by earthquakes that left hundreds of animals in urgent need


No more excuses, eBay

Joanna Randall · 8/3/2018

Our 'Thanks eBay' campaign reveals the shocking truth about the online marketplace giant, and the role its classified advertising sites play in enabling the illegal puppy trade.  


30 Years of FOUR PAWS

In 1988, Heli Dungler in Austria founded the internationally active animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.


What would life be without water?

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero