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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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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

Green light for the rescue of the world's loneliest elephant

FOUR PAWS medical examination shows that elephant Kaavan is fit to be relocated


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Dogs in Speranta Shelter

A Pet is not just for Lockdown

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers


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A group of cats being caged for the cat meat trade in Vietnam

Special dish 'Little Tiger': Exposing the cat meat trade in Vietnam.

According to FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation, over one million cats are killed for their meat every year, part of a nationwide cruel and hidden trade


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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

After the harrowing death of two lions


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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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Big Cats on Breeding Farms

The truth behind the tourist attraction of cuddling and walking with a lion cub


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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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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 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​​​​​​

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

Hazel and Diana

Rescue Hazel and Diana

Two baby kittens that were thrown away like garbage

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Rescue Anya and Frankie

Rescue Anya and Frankie

A long life of happiness awaits them

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Confiscated Bear in a cage

Rescue Freddie

The story of a bear, confiscated from the backseat of a taxi

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