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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

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! ​​​​​​​

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?

Stray dogs in Ukraine

Hope for a Better Tomorrow for Strays

Three important projects to ending stray animal suffering in Eastern Europe

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


#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

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

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...

Veterinarian Dr Amir Khalil

World Veterinary Day

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

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 

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.

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.

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

Pig in truck

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

What is being done to prevent future pandemics?

Release at LIONSROCK

The Women Fighting for Animals Around the Globe

Meet some of the FOUR PAWS female animal guardians

Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 and Stray Animals

What a pandemic means for stray cats and dogs

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.


Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Dr Katherine Polak · 24.8.2020

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year


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

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.

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

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.


A Cruel Journey

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


Ground Zero of the Cambodian Dog Meat Trade

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


The Death of Bear Sao

Heart-breaking twist during rescue

Bear transfer to Arosa

Bear transfer to Arosa

Finally at home at the Arosa Bear Sanctuary


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


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...


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.


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


Last Day on Lombok

Jackson Zee · 28.8.2018

Looking back on our 15 day mission in Indonesia


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


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.  

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


What would life be without water?

Jackson Zee · 20.6.2018

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero