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FOUR PAWS

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.

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#WearitKind | Animal-Friendly Fashion

Fashion is about looking great and feeling good. Let’s make animal protection a fashion priority. 

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#SaveTheSaddestBears | Rescuing Bears in Captivity

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions globally. Closer to home, we are on the mission to rescue Asiatic bears kept in captivity for ...

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#ProtectMillions | Ending the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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

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Fur farming foxes

Take Action! Help end fur sales in Australia

Protect animals from one of the cruellest trades by calling on Victorian and New South Wales Premiers to lead the way and ban fur.


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Transfer of bear Teddy

After years of suffering, bear Teddy gets the life he deserves in Bulgaria

FOUR PAWS rescues brown bear in North Macedonia and transfers him to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa


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Elephant Kaavan will soon leave Pakistan

Pakistan’s last Asian elephant leaves for Cambodia in late November

The Islamabad High Court assigns FOUR PAWS with the relocation of lonely Kaavan


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Dogs in a cage

Key tourism operators join the fight against the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia

FOUR PAWS reveals impact of the dog and cat meat trade on tourism at World Travel Market event 


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Merino sheep

Mulesing gets the slice with 180+ fashion brands opposing the brutal practice

Momentum of brands moving away from mulesed sheep wool is growing. FOUR PAWS calls on more brands to join them, and warns the Australian wool industry will be left behind without a strong commitment to end mulesing.


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Bile bear in Vietnam

Bile bears

FOUR PAWS fights for bears in Vietnam


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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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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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animals in fashion

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

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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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companion animals

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

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Stray ANimals

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

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rapid response for animals

FOUR PAWS helps animals in the face of wars or in conflict zones

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wildlife SANCTUARIES

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

Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A new home for former bile bears in Vietnam

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BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Ukraine 

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Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

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

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

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Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Orangutan Damai

Help came just in time!

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Rescue Leo and Melanka

Rescue Leo and Melanka

The 'Presidential bears' rescued after 14 long years in a barren cage

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Cat Victor

Rescue Victor

 A true survivor and a little miracle

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