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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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Take Action! Protect lambs from mulesing

Every year millions of Australian lambs raised for wool production continue to suffer the brutal mutilation practice of mulesing


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Brown bear Vesko

Rescue Vesko

A victim of uncontrolled breeding in Bulgaria


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The lowdown on Down

Down is considered a primary material for many major brands globally, but it is often sourced through the brutal practice of live plucking. 


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Cans of Kindness

Our challenge is simple and urgent: to feed those who have been left behind as the world has shut down. Share a Can of Kindness today!


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Happy bear in snow

Gallery Animals in Winter

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


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mink in fur farms

Fur dealt double blow: Dutch MPs vote to close fur farms this year while local Sydney council passes motion to end fur sales

The fight against the fur industry just took two steps forward 


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FOUR PAWS activists occupy fur farm in 1990

FOUR PAWS Reviews

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Our current Campaigns

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Wear it Kind

Fashion owes a huge debt to animals but, unfortunately for billions of animals every year, most brands don't even...

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#SaveTheSaddestBears

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or...

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Ending the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

Millions of dogs and cats are killed for their meat every year. FOUR PAWS is committed to bringing an end to the cruel dog and cat meat ...

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BEARS

Campaigns, bear rescues and solutions to end their suffering
 

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BIG CATS

Learn more about the dangers facing big cats, our campaigns and rescues 

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animals in fashion

Campaigning for an animal-friendly fashion industry through our Wear it Kind campaign

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companion animals

Promoting better care for companion animals and ending the online puppy trade
 

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wild animals

All over the world, FOUR PAWS helps wild animals in need
 

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Stray ANimals

Worldwide projects to feed, care for and desex stray dogs and cats 

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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world.

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A new home for bile bears in Vietnam

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Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

Species-appropriate home for more than 100 rescued animals in South Africa

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BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

The biggest bear sanctuary in Western Europe

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

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Cuc and Nhai, a life behind bars

Rescue Cuc and Nhai

After 18 years behind bars, Cuc and Nhai are rescued for a new life

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Tigress Dehli at FELIDA

Rescue Dehli

The beautiful tigress of FELIDA

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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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