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Lion Bobby at Felida

Celebrating the Endangered Species Act on its 50th Anniversary

We are a member of a coalition that is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

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Lion Simba

The Next Pandemic Is Coming

Can anything be done at CITES CoP19 to help prevent the next pandemic?

More
Dog meat trade survivors Jack, Lucky, and Novel

We're Bringing Nine Dogs Home for the Holidays

This Giving Tuesday, we're raising money to fly 9 survivors of the dog and cat meat trade from Cambodia to the United States to find their forever homes

More
Gummy Candy

What's Hiding in Your Halloween Candy?

A guide to animal-free candy for Halloween.

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Tom Cat Pino from Arbesbach

In Appreciation of Spooky Animals

Black cats, bats, and spiders—spooky animals are less terrifying (and more helpful) than you might think.

More
Kitten held by woman

How Help For Stray Animals Kept Hope Alive

Manuela Rowlings · 21/10/2022

FOUR PAWS Stray Animal Care Ukraine: The life of a stray animal is a tough one. Strays are vulnerable to hunger, illness, injuries, and mistreatment.

More
Rescued lamb at farm sanctuary

Animal-Friendly Fashion Collection at Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary

Global and local fashion brands showcased at a special Wear it Kind photoshoot

More
Bears Emma and Erich swimming at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Animal caretaker and administration supporter, Gerlinde Mairhofer gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

More

FOUR PAWS and The Dodo

Watch the whole collection! 

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Caged tiger lying in concrete room

Big Cat Trade: The Thin Line Between Legal and Illegal Trade

Blog by Ruxandra Cracea, Wildlife Trade Campaigner, FOUR PAWS

More
Tiger and lions

CITES CoP19: The conference deciding the future of big cats

A blog post by Vanessa Amoroso, Head of Wild Animals in Trade at FOUR PAWS

More
Tiger Bela

Reading Between the Stripes

Myth-busting facts about tigers

More
Puma Tikam at TIERART

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Chief Animal Caretaker Tim Zeller gives us a look behind the scenes at our German wild animal sanctuary

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Tigress Varvara at TIERART

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Chief Animal Caretaker for Big Cats, Christopher Nunheim, gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the wild animal sanctuary in Germany

More
Cat "Tiger" rescued from DCMT

Fight For Cats: Rescued from the Cat Meat Trade, These Felines are Looking for their Forever Homes in the US

Rescued from the cat meat trade in Vietnam, meet the cats who took their freedom flights to the US.

More
Bear Dushi at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Animal Caretaker Bianca Wöhlke gives us a look behind the scenes at the German bear sanctuary

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A horse being whipped in Petra park

Working Horses of Petra Get Much Needed Care After COVID-19 Lockdown

Our team arrive in Jordan to provide medical attention 

More
Sheep with lambs in a barn

Farm Highlight: The future is non-mulesed

How an Australian wool producing family successfully ended the painful practice of mulesing

More
Chickens on broiler farm

Humans, Animals & the Health of the earth

Developing the international pandemic instrument

More
AAI Dog Busia

FOUR PAWS Ukraine Receives Award for Animal Assisted Interventions Project

Ian Petinov and the AAI Ukraine Team · 18/1/2022

Recognising the positive contribution made to animal and human welfare in Vinnytsia

More
Vincent & Roman at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

In this interview the animal caretaker Erin Timmer gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes!

More
Lion at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Curator Juno van Zon gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

More

Philanthropy and Charitable Giving

What is philanthropy and how can it help animals

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Cara at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Site Manager, Florian Eiserlo, gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the German wild animal sanctuary.

More
Beirut Bear

The Beirut Bears: The Odyssey of Homer and Ulysses

The Beirut Bears were rescued from a zoo within Lebanon. After many obstacles, the bears were finally transported to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in the US.

More

20 Dogs Who Took Their Freedom Flights to the US Have Found Forever Homes

All the dogs who took their freedom flights to the US have found their forever homes

More
Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

Animal Caretaker Sabine Steinmeier gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

More
Veterinarian Dr Frank Göritz in Khan Younis Zoo in the Gaza Strip

World Veterinary Day

Celebrate the world class vets at the helm of our emergency rescue missions.

More
Dr. Amir Khalil with Kaavan

Lonely No More: Kaavan the elephant becomes a star

Kaavan, Cher and Dr. Amir Khalil star in Smithsonian Documentary on the ground-breaking rescue

More
Stray animal care of dogs in Thailand

Dogs of the Jungle

Dr Katherine Polak · 23/3/2021

Our stray animal care team set on a mission to help stop the suffering of Thailand's rural dog populations

More

The Secret Life of Sleeping Bears

What can we learn from bears that hibernate?

More
Foster mother and orphaned orangutan

What is it like to be a Foster Mother to Orangutans?

Dr Signe Preuschoft and the Forest School Team · 1/3/2021

Orphan orangutans need around the clock care, so our caregivers act as foster mothers to the apes in need

More
The Penjaga and Pengasuh - The Orangutan Guardians

Penjaga and Pengasuh – The Orangutan Guardians

Dr Signe Preuschoft and the Forest School Team · 1/3/2021

Meet the "foster mothers" who are caring for the orphans of the Bornean rainforest

More

Supporter Spotlight: Marla Bradley

Meet The Remarkable Woman Who Has Helped Create Global Impact

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Smush Saving the World: A Famous Cat Saving Her Own

FOUR PAWS partners with influencer to #FightForCats and end the cat meat trade in Southeast Asia

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Afien and lion Bobby

Taking Care of Traumatized Big Cats

Afien Groenhof-Westra · 27/11/2020

Afien Groenhof-Westra is animal caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Centre

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Erin Liewes and tiger Rhadja

A Day in the Life of an Animal Caretaker

Erin Timmer · 20/11/2020

Erin Liewes is animal caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Centre

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Rescue mission Gaza 2019

On the Frontline during Rescue Missions

Juno van Zon · 16/11/2020

Juno van Zon is committed to animals in conflict areas

More
Tigress Dehli

The Establishment of a Special Care Sanctuary

Simone Schuls · 7/11/2020

Simone Schuls is the manager of FELIDA Big Cat Centre

More
Tomi

Tiger Mirza rescues the life of Tiger Tomi

It was a matter of life and death and the odds were 50/50 for the 18-year-old tiger Tomi, who was rescued by tiger Mirza

More
Animal Charity

Hands Off Approach is Best for Animal Welfare

Animal lover shares her experience with cub petting in South Africa

More
Bear used for traditional medicine

Steps we can all take to Travel Kind

Travel Kind while away and at home

More
Lions in circus

Animal-Friendly Travel Is Easier Than You Think

We are calling on the public to be responsible travelers and Travel Kind – for the future of humankind, the planet and for animals.

More
Release at LIONSROCK

Women Fighting for Animals Around the Globe

Meet the FOUR PAWS female animal guardians

More
Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Dr Katherine Polak · 24/8/2020

In Indonesia every year millions of dogs and cats are stolen from their families, crammed into cages and transported to slaughterhouses and markets.

More

Big Cats from War Zones

In recent years, FOUR PAWS had several successful missions in rescuing big cats from war-torn countries such as Iraq, Gaza and Syria

More

Hurricane Season in a time of COVID

Jackson Zee · 29/5/2020

A potentially strong hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic

More
Bears James and Freddie playing

The Police Check That Changed A Bears Life

Emily Lloyd · 6/5/2020

When a routine police stopped a taxi in Vietnam - they were shocked with what was laying on the back seat.

More

A Journey Across the World to Escape the Dog Meat Trade

6 Lucky Survivors Rescued, Find New Life in the U.S.

More

A Cruel Journey

This is a true story: Our investigators recount the terrifying journey animals experience in the dog and cat meat trade

More

Where the wild horses live

The Romanian horses were once at serious risk.

More
Dogs in cages

51 dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

Asia Canine Protection Alliance helps provide medical care for confiscated dogs 

More

Beware of Ticks!

Caution helps to protect dogs and cats

More

Ground Zero of the Cambodian Dog Meat Trade

A moments decision between life or death: Neary and Sopol get a second chance! 

More

Prioritizing Pet Safety During Extreme Heat

Rising Global Temperatures in 2019 Affect Humans and Their Beloved Pets

More

Why we are celebrating International Disaster Risk Reduction Day

Jackson Zee · 10/10/2018

As the director of the Disaster Relief unit, I know that animals are important to all communities affected by any kind of disaster.

More

No Land in sight

The American East Coast was hit hard by hurricane Florence, forcing thousands to leave their homes and their animals behind - we packed our bags to go and look out for them.

More

Last Day on Lombok

Looking back on our 15 day mission in Indonesia

More
Lombok's lost paradise

Lombok's lost paradise

Jackson Zee · 16/8/2018

Our dangerous mission to the Indonesian islands struck by earthquakes that left hundreds of animals in urgent need

More
No more excuses, eBay

No more excuses, eBay

Joanna Randall · 3/8/2018

eBay is making unconvincing excuses why they do not believe in seller identity verification while illegal puppy trade is still happening on their platform.

More

30 Years of FOUR PAWS

In 1988, Heli Dungler in Austria founded the internationally active animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.

More

What would life be without water?

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero

More

Animals as "Therapists"

Enter lead text here

More
Lion Bobby at Felida

Celebrating the Endangered Species Act on its 50th Anniversary

We are a member of a coalition that is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

More
Lion Simba

The Next Pandemic Is Coming

Can anything be done at CITES CoP19 to help prevent the next pandemic?

More
Dog meat trade survivors Jack, Lucky, and Novel

We're Bringing Nine Dogs Home for the Holidays

This Giving Tuesday, we're raising money to fly 9 survivors of the dog and cat meat trade from Cambodia to the United States to find their forever homes

More
Gummy Candy

What's Hiding in Your Halloween Candy?

A guide to animal-free candy for Halloween.

More
Tom Cat Pino from Arbesbach

In Appreciation of Spooky Animals

Black cats, bats, and spiders—spooky animals are less terrifying (and more helpful) than you might think.

More
Kitten held by woman

How Help For Stray Animals Kept Hope Alive

Manuela Rowlings · 21/10/2022

FOUR PAWS Stray Animal Care Ukraine: The life of a stray animal is a tough one. Strays are vulnerable to hunger, illness, injuries, and mistreatment.

More
Rescued lamb at farm sanctuary

Animal-Friendly Fashion Collection at Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary

Global and local fashion brands showcased at a special Wear it Kind photoshoot

More
Bears Emma and Erich swimming at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Animal caretaker and administration supporter, Gerlinde Mairhofer gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

More

FOUR PAWS and The Dodo

Watch the whole collection! 

More
Caged tiger lying in concrete room

Big Cat Trade: The Thin Line Between Legal and Illegal Trade

Blog by Ruxandra Cracea, Wildlife Trade Campaigner, FOUR PAWS

More
Tiger and lions

CITES CoP19: The conference deciding the future of big cats

A blog post by Vanessa Amoroso, Head of Wild Animals in Trade at FOUR PAWS

More
Tiger Bela

Reading Between the Stripes

Myth-busting facts about tigers

More
Puma Tikam at TIERART

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Chief Animal Caretaker Tim Zeller gives us a look behind the scenes at our German wild animal sanctuary

More
Tigress Varvara at TIERART

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Chief Animal Caretaker for Big Cats, Christopher Nunheim, gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the wild animal sanctuary in Germany

More
Cat "Tiger" rescued from DCMT

Fight For Cats: Rescued from the Cat Meat Trade, These Felines are Looking for their Forever Homes in the US

Rescued from the cat meat trade in Vietnam, meet the cats who took their freedom flights to the US.

More
Bear Dushi at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Animal Caretaker Bianca Wöhlke gives us a look behind the scenes at the German bear sanctuary

More
A horse being whipped in Petra park

Working Horses of Petra Get Much Needed Care After COVID-19 Lockdown

Our team arrive in Jordan to provide medical attention 

More
Sheep with lambs in a barn

Farm Highlight: The future is non-mulesed

How an Australian wool producing family successfully ended the painful practice of mulesing

More
Chickens on broiler farm

Humans, Animals & the Health of the earth

Developing the international pandemic instrument

More
AAI Dog Busia

FOUR PAWS Ukraine Receives Award for Animal Assisted Interventions Project

Ian Petinov and the AAI Ukraine Team · 18/1/2022

Recognising the positive contribution made to animal and human welfare in Vinnytsia

More
Vincent & Roman at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

In this interview the animal caretaker Erin Timmer gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes!

More
Lion at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Curator Juno van Zon gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

More

Philanthropy and Charitable Giving

What is philanthropy and how can it help animals

More
Cara at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Site Manager, Florian Eiserlo, gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the German wild animal sanctuary.

More
Beirut Bear

The Beirut Bears: The Odyssey of Homer and Ulysses

The Beirut Bears were rescued from a zoo within Lebanon. After many obstacles, the bears were finally transported to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in the US.

More

20 Dogs Who Took Their Freedom Flights to the US Have Found Forever Homes

All the dogs who took their freedom flights to the US have found their forever homes

More
Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

Animal Caretaker Sabine Steinmeier gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary! ​​​​​​​

More
Veterinarian Dr Frank Göritz in Khan Younis Zoo in the Gaza Strip

World Veterinary Day

Celebrate the world class vets at the helm of our emergency rescue missions.

More
Dr. Amir Khalil with Kaavan

Lonely No More: Kaavan the elephant becomes a star

Kaavan, Cher and Dr. Amir Khalil star in Smithsonian Documentary on the ground-breaking rescue

More
Stray animal care of dogs in Thailand

Dogs of the Jungle

Dr Katherine Polak · 23/3/2021

Our stray animal care team set on a mission to help stop the suffering of Thailand's rural dog populations

More

The Secret Life of Sleeping Bears

What can we learn from bears that hibernate?

More
Foster mother and orphaned orangutan

What is it like to be a Foster Mother to Orangutans?

Dr Signe Preuschoft and the Forest School Team · 1/3/2021

Orphan orangutans need around the clock care, so our caregivers act as foster mothers to the apes in need

More
The Penjaga and Pengasuh - The Orangutan Guardians

Penjaga and Pengasuh – The Orangutan Guardians

Dr Signe Preuschoft and the Forest School Team · 1/3/2021

Meet the "foster mothers" who are caring for the orphans of the Bornean rainforest

More

Supporter Spotlight: Marla Bradley

Meet The Remarkable Woman Who Has Helped Create Global Impact

More

Smush Saving the World: A Famous Cat Saving Her Own

FOUR PAWS partners with influencer to #FightForCats and end the cat meat trade in Southeast Asia

More
Afien and lion Bobby

Taking Care of Traumatized Big Cats

Afien Groenhof-Westra · 27/11/2020

Afien Groenhof-Westra is animal caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Centre

More
Erin Liewes and tiger Rhadja

A Day in the Life of an Animal Caretaker

Erin Timmer · 20/11/2020

Erin Liewes is animal caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Centre

More
Rescue mission Gaza 2019

On the Frontline during Rescue Missions

Juno van Zon · 16/11/2020

Juno van Zon is committed to animals in conflict areas

More
Tigress Dehli

The Establishment of a Special Care Sanctuary

Simone Schuls · 7/11/2020

Simone Schuls is the manager of FELIDA Big Cat Centre

More
Tomi

Tiger Mirza rescues the life of Tiger Tomi

It was a matter of life and death and the odds were 50/50 for the 18-year-old tiger Tomi, who was rescued by tiger Mirza

More
Animal Charity

Hands Off Approach is Best for Animal Welfare

Animal lover shares her experience with cub petting in South Africa

More
Bear used for traditional medicine

Steps we can all take to Travel Kind

Travel Kind while away and at home

More
Lions in circus

Animal-Friendly Travel Is Easier Than You Think

We are calling on the public to be responsible travelers and Travel Kind – for the future of humankind, the planet and for animals.

More
Release at LIONSROCK

Women Fighting for Animals Around the Globe

Meet the FOUR PAWS female animal guardians

More
Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Dr Katherine Polak · 24/8/2020

In Indonesia every year millions of dogs and cats are stolen from their families, crammed into cages and transported to slaughterhouses and markets.

More

Big Cats from War Zones

In recent years, FOUR PAWS had several successful missions in rescuing big cats from war-torn countries such as Iraq, Gaza and Syria

More

Hurricane Season in a time of COVID

Jackson Zee · 29/5/2020

A potentially strong hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic

More
Bears James and Freddie playing

The Police Check That Changed A Bears Life

Emily Lloyd · 6/5/2020

When a routine police stopped a taxi in Vietnam - they were shocked with what was laying on the back seat.

More

A Journey Across the World to Escape the Dog Meat Trade

6 Lucky Survivors Rescued, Find New Life in the U.S.

More

A Cruel Journey

This is a true story: Our investigators recount the terrifying journey animals experience in the dog and cat meat trade

More

Where the wild horses live

The Romanian horses were once at serious risk.

More
Dogs in cages

51 dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

Asia Canine Protection Alliance helps provide medical care for confiscated dogs 

More

Beware of Ticks!

Caution helps to protect dogs and cats

More

Ground Zero of the Cambodian Dog Meat Trade

A moments decision between life or death: Neary and Sopol get a second chance! 

More

Prioritizing Pet Safety During Extreme Heat

Rising Global Temperatures in 2019 Affect Humans and Their Beloved Pets

More

Why we are celebrating International Disaster Risk Reduction Day

Jackson Zee · 10/10/2018

As the director of the Disaster Relief unit, I know that animals are important to all communities affected by any kind of disaster.

More

No Land in sight

The American East Coast was hit hard by hurricane Florence, forcing thousands to leave their homes and their animals behind - we packed our bags to go and look out for them.

More

Last Day on Lombok

Looking back on our 15 day mission in Indonesia

More
Lombok's lost paradise

Lombok's lost paradise

Jackson Zee · 16/8/2018

Our dangerous mission to the Indonesian islands struck by earthquakes that left hundreds of animals in urgent need

More
No more excuses, eBay

No more excuses, eBay

Joanna Randall · 3/8/2018

eBay is making unconvincing excuses why they do not believe in seller identity verification while illegal puppy trade is still happening on their platform.

More

30 Years of FOUR PAWS

In 1988, Heli Dungler in Austria founded the internationally active animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.

More

What would life be without water?

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero

More

Animals as "Therapists"

Enter lead text here

More

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