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11 ideas to make a New Year's Resolution for animals

Chrissy Phoong · 23.12.2021

It's a brand new year. Why not pledge to put your best paw forward for animals? Here are 11 ideas on how to make a New Year's Resolution for animals.

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rescued bear

The year that was! 2021 milestones for animals – Thank YOU from FOUR PAWS Australia

Rebecca Linigen · 14.12.2021

A note from FOUR PAWS Australia National Director, Rebecca Linigen about how FOUR PAWS together with your support had a global impact on animals.

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Puma Tikam at TIERART

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Chief Animal Caretaker Tim Zeller gives us a look behind the scenes at the German wild animal sanctuary

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Dog in a cage

National Tourism Boards engaged in campaign to #ProtectMillions

Engaging national tourism boards and embassies in campaign to #ProtectMillions from the dog and cat meat trade

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Bears Emma and Erich swimming at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Curator Juno van Zon gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

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Rescued dog Jason

Post-lockdown tips for you and your dog

Post-lockdown tips for you and your dog: How to avoid separation anxiety as you return back to work?

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Stray dogs in Ukraine

Hope for a Better Tomorrow for Strays

Three important projects to ending stray animal suffering in Eastern Europe

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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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Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Animal Caretaker Sabine Steinmeier gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

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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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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

In Indoesia every year millions of dogs and cats are stolen from their families, crammed into cages and transported to slaughterhouses and markets.

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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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Prada Group Prada Group goes fur free

Great success: Prada becomes fur-free and joins the Fur Free Retailer program!

Our campaign, launched together with the Fur Free Alliance 2018 caused the entire Prada Group to no longer use real fur for the summer collection 2020.

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The Death of Bear Sao

The Death of Bear Sao

Former Bile Bear Sao died due to internal bleeding caused by rat poisening. Our team fought for his life for more than 12 hours but was unable to save him.

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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

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

No Land in Sight

Samantha Haider · 27.9.2018

After hurricane Florence hit the American east coast, a FOUR PAWS team set out to deliver and distribute supplies.

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Last Day on Lombok

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

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

No more excuses, eBay

Joanna Randall · 3.8.2018

eBay is making unconvincing excuses why they do not believe in seller identity verification while illegal puppy trade is still happening on their platform.

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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?

What would life be without water?

Jackson Zee · 20.6.2018

In wake of the impending "Day Zero" in Cape Town, South Africa, FOUR PAWS have developed a plan for disaster relief work.

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