animal rescues & Success stories

FOUR PAWS helps animals under direct human influence.

Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

Dec 2020 - Arosa

After many years in the circus, a new life is finally beginning for the brown bear

Elephant Kaavan

Rescue Kaavan

Dec 2020 - Cambodia

Our heaviest rescue to date – after years of isolation for the Asian elephant Kaavan, his loneliness finally ends!

7 bile bears rescued

Rescue 7 Bile Bears

Nov 2020 - Ninh Binh

Asiatic black bears La, Lam, Sang, Dua, Khe, Oi and Xoai begin their new lives at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

Rescue Frol and Frosia

Rescue Frol and Frosia

Oct 2020 - Domazhyr

Born for entertainment, these two restaurant bears knew no different – now they begin a new life! 

Asiatic black bear Thu

Rescue Thu

Oct 2020 - Ninh Binh

With 15 years of suffering behind her, the Asiatic black bear begins her new life

Bear Teddy in a tiny cage

Rescue Teddy

Nov 2020 - Belitsa

Bear Teddy gets the life he deserves in DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa!

Dog Daisy

Rescue Daisy

Aug 2020 - USA

One of the 15 dogs saved from the dog meat trade in rural Cambodia, Daisy now has the chance at a new life in the USA.

Dog Rashi

Rescue Rashi

Aug 2020 - Cambodia

Saved from slaughter in rural Cambodia, Rashi represents the many dogs killed for meat in Southeast Asia. 

Therapy dog Caju

Rescue Caju

 - Romania

From a stray puppy fighting for her life to a loved therapy dog in Romania

Cat Victor

Rescue Victor

Jun 2020 - Bulgaria

 A true survivor and a little miracle

Rescue Leo and Melanka

Rescue Leo and Melanka

Sep 2020 - Domazhyr

The 'Presidential bears' rescued after 14 long years in a barren cage

Rescue Anya and Frankie

Rescue Anya and Frankie

Aug 2020 - Domazhyr

A long life of happiness awaits them

Dog Maxi

Rescue Maxi

Oct 2019 - Speranta

Chemically burnt by cruel students, Maxi is a sweet and strong little dog 

Rescue Donkey Puica

Rescue Puica

May 2020 - Romania

Our partner organisation ARCA saved a donkey's life!

Brown bear Vesko

Rescue Vesko

Nov 2019 - Belitsa

A victim of uncontrolled breeding in Bulgaria

Hazel and Diana

Rescue Hazel and Diana

Apr 2020 - Cambodia

Two baby kittens that were thrown away like garbage

Dog Doris

Rescue Doris

Feb 2018 - Thailand

Poor dog Doris had a stroke of bad luck in humid Thailand

Dog Honey

Rescue Honey

Feb 2020 - Vietnam

After losing her leg in trap, Honey was in incredible pain and needed help

Kitten Roxy

Rescue Roxy

May 2020 - Cambodia

Found as a malnourished little kitten on the streets of Cambodia

Tigress Dehli at FELIDA

Rescue Dehli

May 2014 - FELIDA

The beautiful tigress of FELIDA

Therapy dog Lisa

Rescue Lisa

 - Ukraine

From the streets to a new human-animal bond in our Animal Assisted Intervention programme

Therapy dog Busia

Rescue Busia

 - Ukraine

How Busia went from streets to a much loved therapy dog

Therapy dog Shoko

Rescue Shoko

From guard dog to therapy dog

Cat Leila

Rescue Luke and Leila

May 2020 - Vietnam

Saved from the cat meat trade industry at the very last minute

Cuc and Nhai, a life behind bars

Rescue Cuc and Nhai

May 2020 - Ninh Binh

After 18 years behind bars, Cuc and Nhai are rescued for a new life


Rescue Mochi, Nara and Nikko

May 2020 - Ninh Binh

Three bear cubs saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Damai

May 2020 - Borneo

Help came just in time!

Dog Kovi

Rescue Kovi, Kara, Tina

Apr 2020 - Bulgaria

Three dogs found on death's door

Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Mar 2020 - LIONSROCK

Home at LIONSROCK after an emergency rescue

Dog Zhulia

Rescue Zhulia

A serious injury left her an option for a life on the streets impossible

Dog Max

Rescue Max

Nov 2019 - Bulgaria

An abused dog gets his second chance and a family who loves him

Dog Archie

Rescue Archie

 - Vietnam

Left howling in pain when struck by a motorbike, dog Archie gets the care he desperately needed

Dog Ursus

Rescue Ursus

Nov 2019 - Speranta

With painful injuries, dog Ursus was left for dead in a field 

Dog App receiving treatment

Rescue App

An accident has left dog App with a horrifying injury

The four puppies in a bag

Rescue of Four Puppies

 - Indonesia

Tied up in a plastic bag and thrown away like trash

Dog Fufu was found with a broken back

Rescue Fufu

 - Thailand

Found at the side of the road with a broken back, Fufu needed urgent help

Dog Ginou

Rescue Ginou

Feb 2020 - Cambodia

An emergency case during our rescue mission on Silk Island

Bear Andri in Prishtina

Rescue Bear Cub Andri

Jun 2019 - Prishtina

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement  

Amelia and Meimo

Rescue Amelia & Meimo

Jan 2019 - Arosa

Two new inhabitants at Arosa Bear Sanctuary, Switzerland

Dog Lucky

Rescue Lucky

 - Cambodia

A much loved dog that couldn't get the help she needed

Toffee receiving treatment

Rescue Toffee

Sep 2019 - Cambodia

A little puppy found alone, afraid and wounded

Dog Oiţã on the streets

Rescue Oiţã

Feb 2020 - Romania

So much love to give after being hurt by humans

Dancing Bears Svetla and Mima in chains

Rescue Svetla and Mima

Jun 2007 - Belitsa

They 'danced' all their lives for tourists 

Brown bear Lady M.

Rescue Lady M.

Jul 2007 - Belitsa

After many years of 'dancing', this girl can spend her days in peace 

Confiscated Bear in a cage

Rescue Freddie

Dec 2019 - Ninh Binh

The story of a bear, confiscated from the backseat of a taxi

Lion Bobby in FELIDA

Rescue Bobby

Lion Bobby is settled and relaxed at his home in our FELIDA Big Cat Centre. 

Lion Lenci in FELIDA

Rescue Lenci

Oct 2018 - FELIDA

This lion is a true fighter, finding his way from 'Europe's worst zoo' to a happy life

Veronica suffered from a severe skin infection

Rescue Veronica

 - Thailand

Suffering from a severe skin disease and starvation, Veronica was a sad sight and needed urgent help

Dog Mia - 3 month old

Rescue Mia

A sweet and gentle soul - hit by a car and left to die - Mia now has a future

Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Jun 2007 - Belitsa

Some wounds remain scars forever, but kindness can transform a gentle bear

Dog Sor and Pitch

Rescue Sor and Pich

Part of our Mission to help the stray animals on Silk Island

Local activist, taking the dogs to safety on the back of his motorbike

Rescue Rum and Cola

Rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

Dog Kitty sitting

Rescue Kitty

Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program saved her life

Dog Whitey suffered from skin infection

Rescue Whitey

Heartlessly dumped on the streets of Thailand, he was left to fend for himself

Bear Ben in a tiny cage

Rescue Ben

Dec 2019 - Ninh Binh

He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage

Puma in the enclosure

Rescue Tikam

Feb 2019 - TIERART

A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

Bear Misha at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Rescue Misha

Nov 2019 - Domazhyr

First steps in his new life


51 dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

Asia Canine Protection Alliance helps provide medical care for confiscated dogs 


Rescue Caruso

May 2014 - FELIDA

As you know, this beautiful tiger moved from our FELIDA Big Cat Centre to LIONSROCK in March this year

Bear Bile

Biggest Bile Bear Rescue

Sep 2019 - Ninh Binh

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home


Rescue Jackson

Apr 2020 - TIERART

Rescued fox Jackson shares new home with fellow rescued foxes

Bear Napa

Rescue Napa

Jul 2018 - Arosa

After a long journey the first bear moved in Arosa Bear Sanctuary


Rescue Motan and Pisa


Motan and Pisa have settled in incredibly well at our project LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary & Lodge! 

Dog Sunface

Rescue Sunface

A miracle called Sunface 


Rescue Sopol and Neary

The dramatic rescue of Neary and Sopol


Rescue Moo

FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around

Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

May 2019 - Ninh Binh

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

Cat Buttercup

Rescue Buttercup

How a wheelchair changed this little furball's life


Rescue Chuoi, Tao and Le

May 2019 - Ninh Binh

Chuoi, Tao and Le were successfully rescued out of their cage for the last time

Dog Bobby

Rescue Bobby

Compassion saved Bobby's life, after he was sold to the dog meat trade


Rescue Shuri and Babies

Shuri and her babies were spared a brutal end, avoiding being served as the popular dish 'Little Tiger'


Rescue Meow

FOUR PAWS is helping Meow recover and find a safe, loving home

Dog Cinta

Rescue Cinta

FOUR PAWS and the Dog Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI) Coalition rescued victim from dog meat traders

Bear Rocco

Rescue Rocco

Jun 2019 - Müritz

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania

Bear Dushi

Rescue Dushi

Oct 2018 - Müritz

A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Mar 2019 - Ninh Binh

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

Bear Laska

Rescue Laska

Feb 2019 - Domazhyr

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

Bears Mi and Tam

Rescue Mi and Tam

Jan 2019 - Ninh Binh

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

Bears Long and Trang

Rescue Long and Trang

Nov 2018 - Ninh Binh

Two bears are in safety and one more Vietnamese province has no more bile bear farms

Bear Kvitka

Rescue Kvitka

Jun 2018 - Domazhyr

Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station

Bears Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

Rescue Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

Aug 2018 - Ninh Binh

FOUR PAWS rescues a further pair of abused bears caged for over 12 years

Bears May and Binh Yen

Rescue May and Binh Yen

Apr 2018 - Ninh Binh

FOUR PAWS ends the keeping of bile bears in Ninh Binh province

Lion Ivan-Asen in FELDIA 2018

Rescue Ivan-Asen

Mar 2018 - FELIDA

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

Bear Luna

Rescue Luna

Nov 2016 - Müritz

One of Europe’s saddest bears rescued

Bear Mashutka

Rescue Mashutka

Nov 2017 - Domazhyr

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian fighting bear 

Bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

Rescue Riku

Dec 2016 - Belitsa

FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

Bear Manya

Rescue Manya

Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

Bear Jeta

Rescue Jeta

Aug 2017 - Belitsa

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

Bear Tyson

Rescue Tyson

Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

One of 'Europe’s saddest bears' gets a new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Bear Potap

Rescue Potap

Jul 2017 - Domazhyr

Potap is now able to enjoy a peaceful life in a near-natural environment.

Lions Masoud and Terez

Rescue Masoud and Terez

Mar 2018 - FELIDA

Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

Bear Nhi Nho

Rescue Nhi Nho

Nov 2017 - Ninh Binh

A former bile bear, suffering from stress disorder, enlarged adrenal glands and with two missing front paws, is finally rescued.

Bear Napa in sanctuary

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