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

 
Lions Masoud and Terez

Rescue Masoud and Terez

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

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Therapy dog Busia

Rescue Busia

How Busia went from streets to a much loved therapy dog

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Dog Kovi

Rescue Kovi, Kara, Tina

Three dogs found on deaths door

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Bear Jeta

Rescue Jeta

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

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Bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

Rescue Riku

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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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

Tiny, 4 lb bear cub saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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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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Dog Doris

Rescue Doris

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

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Hazel and Diana

Rescue Hazel and Diana

Two baby kittens that were thrown away like garbage

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Kitten Roxy

Rescue Roxy

Found as a malnourished little kitten on the streets of Cambodia

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Cat Leila

Rescue Luke and Leila

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

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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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Therapy dog Lisa

Rescue Lisa

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

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Tigress Dehli at FELIDA

Rescue Dehli

The beautiful tigress of FELIDA

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Therapy dog Caju

Rescue Caju

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

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Bear Ben in a tiny cage

Rescue Ben

He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage

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Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Some wounds remain scars forever

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Dog Sor and Pitch

Rescue Sor and Pich

Part of our Mission on Silk Island

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Lion Lenci in FELIDA

Rescue Lenci

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

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Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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Dasha and Lelya at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Rescue Dasha and Lelya

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

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

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Dog Archie

Rescue Archie

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

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Dog Fufu was found with a broken back

Rescue Fufu

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

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The four puppies in a bag

Rescue of Four Puppies

Tied up in a plastic bag and thrown away like trash

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Dog Max

Rescue Max

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

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Dog App receiving treatment

Rescue App

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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Dog Oiţã on the streets

Rescue Oiţã

So much love to give after being hurt by humans

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Lion Ivan-Asen in FELDIA 2018

Rescue Ivan-Asen

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

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Toffee receiving treatment

Rescue Toffee

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

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Dog Lucky

Rescue Lucky

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

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Dog Ginou

Rescue Ginou

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

They 'danced' all their lives for tourists 

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Brown bear Lady M.

Rescue Lady M.

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

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Veronica suffered from a severe skin infection

Rescue Veronica

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

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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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Dog Kitty sitting

Rescue Kitty

Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program saved her life

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Bear in cage

Rescue Suzana and Bruno

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

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Biggest Bile Bear Rescue

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home

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Rescue Mi and Tam

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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Bear Misha at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Rescue Misha

First steps in his new life

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Puma in the enclosure

Rescue Tikam

A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

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Brwon bear Vesko

Rescue Vesko

A victim of uncontrolled breeding in Bulgaria

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Dogs in cages

51 dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in 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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Rescue Cinta

From unimaginable suffering to a new life - and adoption!

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Rescue Moo

FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around

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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 Meow

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

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Rescue Bear Cub

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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Rescue Rocco

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania

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Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Rescue Chuoi, Tao and Le

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

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Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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Rescue Laska

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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Bears Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

Rescue Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

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

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Bear Manya

Rescue Manya

Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

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Bear Mashutka

Rescue Mashutka

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian fighting bear 

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Bear Kvitka

Rescue Kvitka

Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station

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Bear Tyson

Rescue Tyson

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

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

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Rescue Amelia & Meimo

Two new residents at Arosa Bear Sanctuary, Switzerland

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Bear Napa

Rescue Napa

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

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Rescue Luna


One of Europe’s saddest bears rescued

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Rescue Potap

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

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Rescue Dushi

A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

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Rescue Donkey Puica

Rescue Puica

ARCA, FOUR PAWS partner organization saves a donkey's life!

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