companion animals

Life with a pet is a wonderful thing. Cats, dogs, and small mammals are our family members, friends and companions. Every animal is an individual and therefore has its own needs.

Sadly, not all companion animals enjoy the luxury of having a loving home. Stray animals live in many countries around the world. We aim to help these animals by taking a humane and sustainable approach and to end the suffering they go through.  

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Pitiful dog in a cage

stolen. killed. eaten.

We want to end the dog and cat meat trade! #ProtectMillions 

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Puppies in cages

The Puppy Trade in Australia

 The dirty and cruel business of treating dogs like a "commodity"

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#LiveKinder for animals

#LiveKinder

for animals, for us, and for our home.

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Responsible Pet Ownership

What you should know?

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helping stray and street animals

Our global work to reduce the population of stray animals and improve their welfare

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Dog being abandoned on the side of the road

Pet Abandonment

Dumping an animal is illegal and leads to misery, fear and loneliness


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Obese Cat

Pet Obesity – a Serious Health Issue

Healthy weight of pets is an important welfare factor


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Dog at home

Become a Foster Carer

Find out, if pet fostering is for you


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Puppy in a shelter

The Beauty of Adoption

Adopting a pet is a wonderful process


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Dog hiding

Cruelty to Animals

#PreventCrueltyToAnimals


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English Bulldog

Breeding defects in dogs

What you should know!


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Pain in Pets

What your pet feels, and how to understand the warning signs


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FOUR PAWS Guides

Our guides offer numerous tips and useful information for everyday life with companion animals


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Animal Welfare and COVID-19

Everything you need to know about animals and COVID-19


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Fake Animal Rescue Videos

How to spot orchestrated animal rescues  


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Worldwide projects to help stray dogs and cats 

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