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FOUR PAWS loading pet food supplies into a train headed to Ukraine

20 Tons of Food Makes Up Second Delivery For Ukraine Zoo Animals

FOUR PAWS partners with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) to provide relief for war-torn zoos


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FOUR PAWS Honored to Collaborate with The Walt Disney Family Museum

Creative Conservation: The Art of Endangered Animals exhibit opens in April and features photos of FOUR PAWS rescue animals


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Cruel wool in sportswear is in high season

Biggest manufacturer Nike without clear commitment to phase out from animal cruelty methods


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FOUR PAWS delivers nearly 20 tons of animal food to war-torn Ukraine

Ukrainian zoos at risk of running out of food supplies – FOUR PAWS acting upon official request from Ukrainian authorities


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Rescue Vova

No more entertaining – a new life awaits the Ukrainian restaurant bear


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Animal welfare efforts continue even in times of war

FOUR PAWS rescues former ‘restaurant bear’ in Ukraine


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FOUR PAWS and Partners Provide Urgent Help to Animal Shelters in Ukraine

A new platform distributes food and supplies to shelters where help is needed the most 


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Humans, Animals & the Health of the earth

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Glimmer of Hope for Fur Animals

More and more fashion brands have pledged to ban real fur 


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FOUR PAWS undercover investigation shows cruel dog meat trade in Indonesia

Umbrella organization's investigation reveals dogs sold for meat alongside bats, snakes and wild boar in Sulawesi “extreme” wet markets despite disease risk


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‘Train tigers’ Take Flight Towards Better Life

FOUR PAWS rescues four tigers after more than 15 years in train carriage


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Amid Conflict, Seven Bears Evacuated to Safer Location in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS takes in animals from partner organization in Kyiv region


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Ukraine: How to Cross the Border With Pets

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

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Rescue Jenny, Toby, and Moris

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