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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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Introducing the Term ‘Live Lamb Cutting’ to Replace Mulesing

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Highway to Hell

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Flooding and Animals: Keeping your Pets and Livestock Safe

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LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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Rescue Bear Chinh

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