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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.

#saddestbears Ukraine

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

These bears deserve a brighter future


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.

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.

Live animal transport

Consequence of Corona: Endless waiting times and cruel circumstances at borders

Live animal transports during coronavirus situation


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.


Movie Review: The Lion King

The Lion King, 2019


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.  


Ai Weiwei concerned about elephants in Myanmar

The Chinese artist visited several elephant camps with his team and FOUR PAWS to get an idea of the elephants’ living conditions


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