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horses and donkeys

In nature, equines are cautious, sensible and highly aware mammals. They are also herd animals, who develop deep friendships and social relationships. 

 There are few true wild horse herds left in the world. Humans have domesticated and used horses to ‘work’ for us for generations. While today much of this work has been replaced by machinery, but in some places, horses, donkey and mules are a part of tradition or are needed as the only means of income in poorer countries. Sadly, many suffer from poor conditions and lack of medical care. 

all about equines

Wild Horses in Romania

10 Facts about Horses

Interesting and surprising facts about horses — do you know how tall horses can get?

Wild mares in Letea, Danube Delta

Gallery Wild Horses

Roaming free in the Romanian wilderness

Wild horses

Where the wild horses live

The Romanian wilderness in the Danube Delta is one of the few remaining places in Europe where wild horses can live free.

Rescue Donkey Puica

Rescue Donkey Puica

Our partner organisation ARCA saved a donkey's life!


what are we doing to help?

FOUR PAWS is supporting to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules in Romania and Jordan and the feral horse populations of the Danube Delta.

Wildpferde im rumänischen Donaudelta

Help for Wild Horses in Romania

Our birth control programme is helping horses in Romania

Help for working horses in Petra

Help for Working Horses in Petra

Support the horses in Petra

helping working horses in Romania

Working Horses in Romania

They are often overworked with inadequate veterinary care

A horse being whipped in Petra park

Working Horses of Petra Get Much Needed Care After COVID-19 Lockdown

Our team arrive in Jordan to provide medical attention 


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