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a kinder 2023 for animals

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success for animals in 2022

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is the global animal welfare organisation 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.

thank you for making 2022 an amazing year for animals!

Looking back, here are just some of the incredible animal welfare highlights we achieved with the help of our supporters!

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countries globally currently have FOUR PAWS projects, offices or missions, in our ongoing effort of improving animal welfare worldwide!


big cats and bears are being protected in species appropriate environments, in our sanctuaries and cooperation projects around the world


dogs and cats received help through UPAW, a platform established by us together with partners, that has taken care of the distribution of more than 1,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid in Ukraine


people have pledged to #WearitKind for more compassionate and ethical fashion! This is just one of many successful campaigns this year.


bears are living in captivity as 'restaurant bears' in Albania. We helped put an end to this cruelty all together, by rescuing the last one this year!

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Dog in a puppy farm in Australia

FOUR PAWS survey: Australians victim to puppy scams

Survey finds Australian puppy scammers profiteering from animal abuse.

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Puppy Scams on the Rise in Australia

Australians are being left heartbroken and out of pocket by these sophisticated puppy scams

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Making Fashion Kinder in 2022 and Beyond

Through both big leaps and small steps, together we can turn fashion into an animal-friendly industry

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Bear Mark at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Albania’s last restaurant bear arrives at sanctuary

With bear Mark’s rescue, FOUR PAWS closed a chapter of cruel animal keeping in Albania

Bear Mark

Albania’s last ‘restaurant bear’ is rescued

FOUR PAWS transfers bear Mark to its BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach in Austria

puppies in puppy farm

Cute. Quick. Sick.

The puppy farm scam. The dirty business of treating dogs like a "commodity"

Live plucking at a geese farm in Poland

Shocking footage: Live plucking of geese for fashion

FOUR PAWS reveals animal welfare violations on almost half of investigated farms

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End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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The Big Cats Trade



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Pandemics and Animal Welfare

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The Fur Trade: Deadly. Deceitful. Cruel.

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Animals in Australia

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Companion Animals

Companion Animals

We work to ensure dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pets get the love they deserve

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See what we're doing to help cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep, and more farm animals

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Wild Animals

Local and exotic wildlife suffer across a wide range of sectors, we're working to stop it

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We're here to inspire you when it comes to enjoy a delicious, healthy diet that is cruelty-free

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For an animal-friendly fashion industry - we call for #BanFur, #EndMulesing, among others

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Rapid Response 

We help animals in conflict zones and war-torn areas

Helping Stray Animals

Help for Strays

We're working across the globe to help stray animals in need

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

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Bear Vova before rescue

Rescue Bear Vova

No more entertaining – a new life awaits the Ukrainian restaurant bear

Bear Thi

Rescue Nine Bile Bears

From life behind bars to paradise: Almost two decades in captivity are over

Rescue Tsezar

Rescue Tiger Tsezar

Left to die, but eventually rescued and safely transferred to our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

Rescue Dog Lola

Rescue Dog Lola

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

Elephant Kaavan

Rescue Elephant Kaavan

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

Rescue Seven Romanian Lions

Rescue Seven Romanian Lions

From sadness to safety: Simba and his siblings found their new home!

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Bear Mira on a flowery meadow in a sanctuary

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