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Wild horses

Where the wild horses live

Andreas Rainer · 7.5.2021

The Romanian wilderness in the Danube Delta is one of the few remaining places in Europe where wild horses can live free. However, their existence was at...

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Veterinarian Dr Amir Khalil

World Veterinary Day

Celebrate the world class vets at the helm of our emergency rescue missions.

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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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Pitiful dog in a cage

Behind the Scenes: A Further Look at a Slaughterhouse Closure

Dr Katherine Polak · 7.4.2021

Dr Katherine Polak tells us the delays that a slaughterhouse closure can face, and what happens once it is closed.

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Stray dogs in Ukraine

Hope for a Better Tomorrow for Strays

Three important milestones to ending stray animal suffering in Eastern Europe

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Katherine with rescued dog

Behind the Scenes: The Journey to a Dog and Cat Meat Slaughterhouse Closure

Dr Katherine Polak · 2.4.2021

An insight into how we #ProtectMillions and the steps we take to close a dog and cat meat slaughterhouse.

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Stray animal care of dogs in Thailand

Dogs of the Jungle

Dr Katherine Polak · 23.3.2021

Our stray animal care team set on a mission to help stop the suffering of Thailand's rural dog populations

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Pig in truck

One year on from COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic

What is being done to prevent future pandemics?

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Release at LIONSROCK

The Women Fighting for Animals Around the Globe

Meet some of the FOUR PAWS female animal guardians

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Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 and Stray Animals

What a pandemic means for stray cats and dogs

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Dog Sunshine

A Story of a Fisherman and His Sunshine

Dr Katherine Polak · 21.1.2021

Help came during tough times for one fisherman, his family and his dogs.

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Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Dr Katherine Polak · 24.8.2020

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year

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Australian Merino sheep

Producers say non-mulesing improves sheep welfare in Australia

New survey of 97 wool producers shows proven success of the non-mulesed system

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Big Cats from War Zones

In recent years, FOUR PAWS completed successful missions in rescuing big cats from war-torn countries such as Iraq, Gaza and Syria

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Bears James and Freddie playing

The Police Check That Changed A Bears Life

Emily Lloyd · 6.5.2020

When a routine police stopped a taxi in Vietnam - they were shocked with what was laying on the back seat.

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Foster mother and orphaned orangutan

What is it like to be a Foster Mother to Orangutans?

Dr Signe Preuschoft and the Forest School Team · 1.4.2020

Orphan orangutans need around the clock care, our caregivers act as foster mothers to the apes in need

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The team on Silk Island

Stray Animal Care on Silk Island: Working at 36 Degrees Celsius

Andreas Rainer · 25.3.2020

Medical care for over 500 animals in Kambosha, Silk Island in Cambodia.

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A Cruel Journey

This is a true story - our investigators recount the terrifying journey animals experience in the dog and cat meat trade

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Ground Zero of the Cambodian Dog Meat Trade

A moments decision between life or death: Neary and Sopol get a second chance!

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The Death of Bear Sao

Heart-breaking twist during rescue

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Bear transfer to Arosa

Bear transfer to Arosa

Finally at home at the Arosa Bear Sanctuary

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Ebay, stand up for puppies

Joanna Randall · 12.12.2018

Celebrities, politicians and animal welfare experts call on eBay to take action against the cruel puppy trade

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Showdown at Fier zoo

Ioana Dungler · 27.11.2018

Ioana Dungler reflects on one of our most dramatic rescue missions so far and how we managed to finally rescue the animals from "Europe's worst zoo in...

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Why we are celebrating International Disaster Risk Reduction Day

Jackson Zee · 10.10.2018

As the director of the Disaster Relief unit, I know that animals are important to all communities affected by any kind of disaster.

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No Land in Sight

Samantha Haider · 27.9.2018

The American East Coast was hit hard by hurricane Florence, forcing thousands to leave their homes and their animals behind - we packed our bags to go and look out for them

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Last Day on Lombok

Jackson Zee · 28.8.2018

Looking back on our 15 day mission in Indonesia

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Lombok's lost paradise

Jackson Zee · 16.8.2018

Our dangerous mission to the Indonesian islands struck by earthquakes that left hundreds of animals in urgent need

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No more excuses, eBay

Joanna Randall · 3.8.2018

Our 'Thanks eBay' campaign reveals the shocking truth about the online marketplace giant, and the role its classified advertising sites play in enabling the illegal puppy trade.  

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Ai Weiwei concerned about elephants in Myanmar

Amir Khalil · 10.7.2018

The Chinese artist visited several elephant camps with his team and FOUR PAWS to get an idea of the elephants’ living conditions

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Brown bears Vinzenz and Liese

30 Years of FOUR PAWS

In 1988, Heli Dungler founded the internationally active animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS in Austria

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What would life be without water?

Jackson Zee · 20.6.2018

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero

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