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FOUR PAWS SUCCESSES IN 2023

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countries globally currently have FOUR PAWS projects, offices or missions, in our ongoing effort of improving animal welfare worldwide!

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big cats and bears are being protected in species appropriate environments, in our sanctuaries and cooperation projects around the world

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dogs and cats received help through UPAW, a platform established by us together with partners, that has taken care of the distribution of more than 1,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid in Ukraine

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signatures were received for the #FurFreeEurope cooperation petition since May 2022! This is just one of many successful campaigns from this year

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bears are living in captivity as 'restaurant bears' in Albania. We helped put an end to this cruelty all together, by rescuing the last one this year!

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The Emerging Science of Consciousness

Scientists and scholars sign The New York Declaration of Animal Consciousness


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Animal Lobby Day

Animal Lobby Day in Boston offers an opportunity to advocate for animals


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Urgent Veterinary Mission in Slovakia to Help Big Cats

Three confiscated tiger cubs will find a species-appropriate home in South Africa


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Hope for Lonely Madhubala as Relocation Is Picking Up Speed

FOUR PAWS on ground for crucial improvement work of future enclosure


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Bird Flu in U.S. Dairy Cows

FOUR PAWS urges WHO member states to tackle the root causes of zoonotic diseases in pandemic agreement


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Emergency Help for Bears in Pakistan

In cooperation with the local wildlife authorities, our team are making necessary adaptations to eclosures in the hope that we will rescue bear cubs.


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Ten Million Australian Lambs Die Every Year for Fashion

Shocking new report, footage reveals lamb mortality rate in Australia


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Four Immediate Steps to Protect Slovenia’s Captive Bears

Do not wait – Mici, Mitko, Tim, and Masha are relying on your support


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LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

A FOUR PAWS project in South Africa since 2006

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Bear Cuc BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A FOUR PAWS project in Vietnam since 2017

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BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

A FOUR PAWS project in Germany since 2006

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Rescue The Sudan Lions

A journey from conflict to sanctuary

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Rescue Bear Na

Previously held in a tiny cage, the female Asiatic black bear has finally arrived at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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Rescue Dog Alisa

A story of healing and hope

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Plants That Are Dangerous to Pets

Protect your beloved animals from poisonous plants in your home and garden

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Spring Is Here – And It’s Mating Time for Cats

Unneutered cats can produce unwanted offspring during this period

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Animal Welfare and Tourism

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