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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.

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New Year’s Resolution

For the animals, the planet and for you


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What to do if you find injured wildlife in Australia

A guide for how to help injured wildlife in Australia


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Dog under a shade

Pets and heatwaves in Australia: Make a safety plan today

A guide on how you can prepare a pet emergency plan


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Koala in Australia

Australia's animals and the threat of bushfires

How to help animals during bushfire season, and the importance of preparation, recovery and rehabilitation


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Vegan BBQ

Recipes for an animal-friendly BBQ

Summer is the season for grilling. Here's how to prepare a healthy and delicious BBQ without animal suffering.


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Mena Suvari and Fur Free Alliance partner for anti-fur video

The new PSA from writer and director Dustin Brown shines a spotlight on the bloody fur trade 
 


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For the first time FOUR PAWS closes a cat meat restaurant and slaughterhouse in Vietnam

25 animals rescued before brutal slaughter in the country’s so-called cat meat capital


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Stray animal care of dogs in Thailand

Dogs of the Jungle

Our stray animal care team were on a mission to help stop the suffering of some of Thailand’s hardest to reach dogs


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Bear Jambolina arrives at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

From the bleak Ukrainian circus to the snowy Swiss Alps

FOUR PAWS brings bear Jambolina to her new home at Arosa Bear Sanctuary


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Mink in a cage

COVID-19 in fur farms and global fur bans

Major milestones in 2020 in banning fur worldwide, accelerated by COVID-19 hotspots in fur farms


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Elephant Kaavan

Rescue Kaavan

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


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Our current Campaigns

#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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Companion Animals

Companion Animals

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


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Animals in Fashion

Towards an animal-friendly fashion industry with Wear it Kind campaign


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Bear rescue

Wild Animals

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


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Rapid Response 

We help animals in conflict zones and war-torn areas


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wildlife SANCTUARIES

Discover our sanctuaries 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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Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

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

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BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Kosovo 

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.​​​​​​

7 bile bears rescued

Rescue 7 Bile Bears

Asiatic black bears La, Lam, Sang, Dua, Khe, Oi and Xoai begin their new lives at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

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Dog Daisy

Rescue Daisy

One of the 15 dogs saved from the dog meat trade in rural Cambodia, Daisy now has the chance at a new life in the USA.

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Hazel and Diana

Rescue Hazel and Diana

Two baby kittens that were thrown away like garbage

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