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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Victorian legal clinic launched in response to puppy farming crisis

Animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS calls for better protections


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Rescue Lola

Rescue Lola

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


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Orphan Lestari

Rescue Lestari

The orangutan orphan recovering from trauma and learning how to enjoy her life again in the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL


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#ResetTheWorld

#ResetTheWorld: The Movement for Higher Animal Welfare. Worldwide!

How FOUR PAWS employees interpret the ten demands artistically 


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AAI dog Kaya

Preparing Dogs for Animal Assisted Interventions

How former stray animals are prepared to become therapy dogs and help people in need


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Cat Fun in Autumn

How to keep your cat busy when the weather gets bad


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Dog Suzie

Closing a House of Horror for Dogs in Cambodia

Updates following the shutting down of the worst slaughterhouse in Skun, Cambodia


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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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#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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#TheySufferWeSuffer | 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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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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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.​​​​​

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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Rescue Stafida

Rescue Stafida

The miraculous survival of a dog who was struck by a train 

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Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

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

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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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Lion at LIONSROCK

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

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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