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FOUR PAWS SUCCESSES IN 2022

Looking back, here are just some of the incredible animal welfare highlights we achieved with the help of our supporters!

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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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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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Factory farming

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Live Animal Transport in Europe

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FUN FACTS

Did you know? Learn more about animals through our list of interesting facts! 

10 facts about pigs

What do you know about these remarkable animals?

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10 facts about dogs

Surprising facts about “man’s best friend”

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10 Facts about Brown Bears

Intriguing facts about one of the world's largest predators

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Emergency feeding in Ukraine

In Wartime, to Help Animals is to Help People

FOUR PAWS partners with Ukraine Vet Association, USAVA, to continues life-saving support aiding stray animals in war-torn cities


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Cat Kisa is sitting under a car

The Story of Cat Kisa

Support even in the most difficult times – Project Kishka


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Dog meat trade survivors Jack, Lucky, and Novel

We Flew Nine Dogs Home for the Holidays

On Giving Tuesday 2022, we raised money to fly 9 survivors of the dog and cat meat trade from Cambodia to the United States to find their forever homes


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Chickens in a barn

New Year’s Resolution

For the animals, the planet and for you


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Tiger Cara at TIEARART

A Big Win For Big Cats

Passage of the Big Cat Public Safety Act is a perfect tribute to 2022’s Year of the Tiger 


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Animals Are Good for Our Heart

Animals and their positive effect on the physical health of humans


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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world.

Lioness Neida at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

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 Luna at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

A FOUR PAWS project in Germany since 2006

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Animal Rescues

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Bear Bakhmut

Rescue Bear Bakhmut

Abandoned in a destroyed backyard in war-torn Ukraine

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Juno Marlina in the forest

Rescue Orangutan Juno Marlina

Recovering from being kept as a pet in a tiny cage

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Bear Soi

Rescue Bear Soi

A fresh start for the young bear after being kept in a tiny cage

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Christmas with Pets

A guide for pet owners: dangers under the Christmas tree

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Happy Turkey

Have Yourself a Merry Cruelty-Free Christmas Dinner

FOUR PAWS recommends animal-friendly food alternatives

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Pets in Winter

Keeping your four-legged friends happy and safe in the cold season

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