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Dogs in Cambodia

Historic opportunity for pandemic treaty must not be missed

FOUR PAWS calls on WHO member states to prevent future pandemics

Merino sheep

Sporting brand Puma commits to mulesing-free future, following talks with FOUR PAWS

Puma follows similar moves by Calvin Klein and Marks & Spencer to commit to mulesing-free deadline of 2025

Ha Dong Market, Hanoi, Vietnam

One Welfare

The rise of the recent COVID-19 pandemic reminds us how interconnected animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment are


#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Animal Caretaker Sabine Steinmeier gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary

What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

Guide for dog lovers: What you can do if your dog has run away

A pride of lions

Animals in Groups

From gaggle to gaze, from troop to parade – discover the unusual and funny collective animal names

Animal transport ship

Victorian legal clinic launched in response to puppy farming crisis

Animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS calls for better protections

Factory farming

Pandemics and Animal Welfare

Support our call for a kinder, safer world for animals and people!

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Our current Campaigns

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End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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

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Rescue Bears in Captivity

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions globally. Closer to home, we are on the mission to #SavetheSaddestBears kept in captivity for ...

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Bile bear in a cage

The Tiger Trade

We campaign to protect the endangered tigers and other big cats from the #RuthlessTrade.

Tiger in captivity

Pandemics and Animal Welfare

COVID-19 has taught us that we must improve the way that humans treat animals. Let's prevent the pandemic of tomorrow by first saving ...

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Millions of animals are suffering around the world for fashion every year. We are changing the world fo fashion to not only look great, but...

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COVID-19 & Animals

All you need to know about animal welfare and COVID-19

Companion Animals

Companion Animals

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

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Farm Animals

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

Traybake vegetables


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​​​​​​

Read our emotional and inspiring animal rescues.​​​​​

Rescue Xuan and Mo

Rescue Xuan and Mo

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

Rescue Lola

Rescue Lola

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

Elephant Kaavan

Rescue Kaavan

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

Lion Ivan-Asen in FELDIA 2018

Rescue Ivan-Asen

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

Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

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

Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Home at LIONSROCK after an emergency rescue

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Bear Mira on a flowery meadow in a sanctuary

new home for bears and big cats

Discover our sanctuaries and cooperation projects of FOUR PAWS


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Our press corner includes the latest international press releases of current animal welfare topics, operations, rescues and much more. 

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