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We provide former animals in need with species-appropriate homes.

Rescue Dushi

Oct 2018 - Müritz

A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

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Bear Kvitka

Rescue Kvitka

Jun 2018 - Domazhyr

Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station

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Sirko and Ruta

Rescue Sirko, Ruta, and Andor

Jun 2021 - Domazhyr

Two became three – the restaurant bears who now have a fresh start

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Elephant Kaavan

Rescue Kaavan

May 2021 - Cambodia

Our heaviest rescue to date – after years of isolation for the Asian elephant Kaavan, his loneliness finally ends!

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Asiatic black bear Cam

Rescue Cam

Apr 2021 - Ninh Binh

After being locked away behind iron bars, there is a bright future for the Asiatic black bear

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Rescue Jenny, Toby and Moris

Rescue Jenny, Toby, and Moris

Jun 2021 - Domazhyr

From being props for tourist entertainment to life in paradise, three bear cubs begin their new lives

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Bear Pashuk

Rescue Pashuk

Aug 2016 - Prishtina

The saddest bear of Albania found his safe haven – the moment that he got released from his chains

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Rescue Xuan and Mo

Rescue Xuan and Mo

May 2021 - Ninh Binh

Kept in a basement, the Asiatic black bears were rescued from a life in darkness

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Baby Orangutan Bhima

Rescue Bhima

Oct 2020 - FOREST SCHOOL

With a broken arm and no mother, baby orangutan Bhima needs special care

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Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

Dec 2020 - Arosa

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

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Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Mar 2019 - Ninh Binh

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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Bear Teddy in a tiny cage

Rescue Teddy

Nov 2020 - Belitsa

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

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Lion Ivan-Asen in FELDIA 2018

Rescue Ivan-Asen

Mar 2018 - FELIDA

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

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7 bile bears rescued

Rescue of 7 Bile Bears

Nov 2020 - Ninh Binh

Asiatic black bears La, Lam, Sang, Dua, Khe, Oi and Xoai begin their new lives at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

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Lions Masoud and Terez

Rescue Masoud and Terez

Feb 2018 - FELIDA

Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

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Rescue Moo

FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around

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Brown bear Lady M.

Rescue Lady M.

Jul 2007 - Belitsa

After many years of "dancing", this girl can spend her days in peace 

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Therapy dog Bumi

Rescue Bumi

May 2014 - Romania

From the streets to a new human-animal bond in our Animal Assisted Intervention program

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Rescue Lola

Rescue Lola

Mar 2021 - Speranta

Chained for a whole year, dog Lola finally gets a chance in life

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Bear Nhi Nho

Rescue Nhi Nho

Nov 2017 - Ninh Binh

A former bile bear, suffering from stress disorder, enlarged adrenal glands and with two missing front paws, is finally rescued

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Rescue Frol and Frosia

Rescue Frol and Frosia

Oct 2020 - Domazhyr

Born for entertainment, these two restaurant bears knew nothing else – now they begin a new life! 

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Dog Oiţã on the streets

Rescue Oiţã

Feb 2020 - Romania

So much love to give after being hurt by humans

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Dog Kitty sitting

Rescue Kitty

 - Thailand

Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program saved her life

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Veronica suffered from a severe skin infection

Rescue Veronica

 - Thailand

Suffering from a severe skin disease and starvation, she was a sad sight and needed urgent help

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Dog Doris

Rescue Doris

Feb 2018 - Thailand

Poor dog Doris had a stroke of bad luck in humid Thailand

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Dog Fufu was found with a broken back

Rescue Fufu

Jan 2020 - Thailand

Found at the side of the road with a broken back, Fufu needed urgent help

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Dog Whitey suffered from skin infection

Rescue Whitey

Sep 2019 - Thailand

Heartlessly dumped on the streets of Thailand, he was left to fend for himself

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Orphan Lestari

Rescue Lestari

Jul 2020 - FOREST SCHOOL

The orangutan orphan recovering from trauma and learning how to enjoy her life again in the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

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Rescue Bear Cub

Jun 2019 - Prishtina

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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Rescue Luna

Nov 2016 - Müritz


One of Europe’s saddest bears rescued

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Rescue Amelia & Meimo

Jan 2019 - Arosa

Two new residents at Arosa Bear Sanctuary, Switzerland

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Lion Lenci in FELIDA

Rescue Lenci

Oct 2018 - FELIDA

This lion is a true fighter: his story from "Europe's worst zoo" to a happy life

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Roe buck Ruffy

Rescue Ruffy

Jun 2019 - TIERART

An orphaned roe fawn in a meadow who fought to live!

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Asiatic black bear Thu

Rescue Thu

Oct 2020 - Ninh Binh

With 15 years of suffering behind her, the Asiatic black bear begins her new life

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Bear Napa

Rescue Napa

Jul 2018 - Arosa

After a long journey the first bear moved in Arosa Bear Sanctuary

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Therapy dog Caju

Rescue Caju

 - Romania

From a stray puppy fighting for her life to a loved therapy dog in Romania

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Tigeress Cara

Rescue Cara

Jul 2015 - TIERART

The tigress' first months of life were in illegal keeping

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Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Damai

May 2020 - Borneo

Help came just in time!

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Rescue Leo and Melanka

Rescue Leo and Melanka

Sep 2020 - Domazhyr

Both bears rescued after 14 long years in a barren cage

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Rescue Donkey Puica

Rescue Puica

May 2020 - Romania

Our partner organization ARCA saves a donkey's life!

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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi, Nara, and Nikko

May 2020 - Ninh Binh

Three bear cubs saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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Cat Victor

Rescue Victor

Jun 2020 - Bulgaria

 A true survivor and a little miracle

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Puma in the enclosure

Rescue Tikam

Feb 2019 - TIERART

A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

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Dog Kaya

Rescue Kaya

Dec 2019 - Bulgaria

She grew into a gentle character, who now helps teenagers in need

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Rescue Anya and Frankie

Rescue Anya and Frankie

Aug 2020 - Domazhyr

A long life of happiness awaits them

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Kiano the serval

Rescue Kiano

Feb 2020 - TIERART

An African wild cat found in the forests of Germany

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Therapy dog Busia

Rescue Busia

 - Ukraine

How Busia went from streets to a much loved therapy dog

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Dog Kovi

Rescue Kovi, Kara, Tina

Apr 2020 - Bulgaria

Three dogs found on deaths door

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Bear Jeta

Rescue Jeta

Aug 2017 - Belitsa

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

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Bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

Rescue Riku

Dec 2016 - Belitsa

FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

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Therapy dog Smiley

Rescue Smiley

From street dog to valuable AAI team member 

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Therapy dog Shoko

Rescue Shoko

From guard dog to therapy dog

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Lion Bobby in FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Rescue Bobby

Oct 2018 - FELIDA

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

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Cuc and Nhai, a life behind bars

Rescue Daisy and Jasmine

May 2020 - Ninh Binh

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

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Kitten Roxy

Rescue Roxy

May 2020 - Cambodia

Found as a malnourished little kitten on the streets of Cambodia

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Hazel and Diana

Rescue Hazel and Diana

Apr 2020 - Cambodia

Two baby kittens that were thrown away like garbage

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Cat Leila

Rescue Luke and Leila

May 2020 - Vietnam

Saved from the cat meat trade industry at the very last minute

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Dog Honey

Rescue Honey

Feb 2020 - Vietnam

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

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Tigress Dehli at FELIDA

Rescue Dehli

May 2014 - FELIDA

The beautiful tigress of FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

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Therapy dog Lisa

Rescue Lisa

 - Ukraine

From the streets to a new human-animal bond in our Animal Assisted Intervention program

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Bear Ben in a tiny cage

Rescue Ben

Dec 2019 - Ninh Binh

He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage

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Dog Sor and Pitch

Rescue Sor and Pich

 - Cambodia

Part of our Mission on Silk Island

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Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Jun 2007 - Belitsa

Some wounds remain scars forever

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Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Mar 2020 - LIONSROCK

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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Dasha and Lelya at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Rescue Dasha and Lelya

Oct 2019 - Domazhyr

They have spent most of their lives in a small concrete cage, unable to express their natural behavior

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Dog Sunface

Rescue Sunface

A miracle called Sunface 

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Confiscated Bear in a cage

Rescue Freddie

Dec 2019 - Ninh Binh

The story of a bear, confiscated from the backseat of a taxi

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Dog Archie

Rescue Archie

Jan 2020 - Vietnam

Left howling in pain when struck by a motorbike, dog Archie gets the care he desperately needed

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Dog Max

Rescue Max

Nov 2019 - Bulgaria

An abused dog gets his second chance and a family who loves him

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The four puppies in a bag

Rescue of Four Puppies

 - Indonesia

Tied up in a plastic bag and thrown away like trash

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Dog App receiving treatment

Rescue App

 - Speranta

An accident has left dog App with a horrifying injury

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Dog Zhulia

Rescue Zhulia

A serious injury left her an option for a life on the streets impossible

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Toffee receiving treatment

Rescue Toffee

Sep 2019 - Cambodia

A little puppy found alone, afraid and with a worrisome wound

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Dog Lucky

Rescue Lucky

 - Cambodia

A much loved dog that couldn't get the help she needed

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Dog Ginou

Rescue Ginou

Feb 2020 - Cambodia

An emergency case during our rescue mission on Silk Island

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Dancing Bears Svetla and Mima in chains

Rescue Svetla and Mima

Jun 2007 - Belitsa

They 'danced' all their lives for tourists 

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Dog Mia - 3 month old

Rescue Mia

A sweet and gentle soul, hit by a car and left to die

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Bear Bile

Biggest Bile Bear Rescue

Sep 2019 - Ninh Binh

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home

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Rescue Mi and Tam

Jan 2019 - Ninh Binh

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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Bear Misha at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Rescue Misha

Nov 2019 - Domazhyr

First steps in his new life

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Brwon bear Vesko

Rescue Vesko

Nov 2019 - Belitsa

A victim of uncontrolled breeding in Bulgaria

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Dogs in cages

51 dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

Oct 2019 - Vietnam

Asia Canine Protection Alliance helps provide medical care for confiscated dogs 

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Rescue Mina

Blind cat eluded cat thieves and stumbled her way to safety

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Rescue Buttercup

How a wheelchair changed the life for this active cat

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Bear in cage

Rescue Suzana and Bruno

Jul 2019 - Belitsa

FOUR PAWS transferred two brown bears to cooperation partner Bear Refuge Kuterevo in Croatia

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Rescue Bobby

Compassion saved Bobby's life

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Rescue Shuri and Babies

Shuri and her babies were spared a brutal end, being served as popular dish 'Little Tiger'

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Rescue Cinta

From unimaginable suffering to a new life - and adoption!

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Rescue Meow

FOUR PAWS is helping Meow recover and find a safe, loving home

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Rescue Rocco

Jun 2019 - Müritz

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania

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Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

May 2019 - Ninh Binh

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Rescue Chuoi, Tao and Le

May 2019 - Ninh Binh

Chuoi, Tao and Le were successfully lured out of their cage for the last time

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Rescue Laska

Feb 2019 - Domazhyr

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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Bears Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

Rescue Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

Aug 2018 - Ninh Binh

FOUR PAWS rescues a further pair of abused bears caged for over 12 years

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Bear Manya

Rescue Manya

Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

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Bear Mashutka

Rescue Mashutka

Nov 2017 - Domazhyr

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian fighting bear 

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Bear Tyson

Rescue Tyson

Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

One of 'Europe’s saddest bears' gets a new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Bears May and Binh Yen

Rescue May and Binh Yen

Apr 2018 - Ninh Binh

FOUR PAWS ends the keeping of bile bears in Ninh Binh province

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Rescue Potap

Jul 2017 - Domazhyr

Potap is now able to enjoy a peaceful life in a near-natural environment.

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