Uniondale Sterilisation Drive

it's World spay day (27.02)

Spaying and neutering as a proven means of saving lives

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Rescued dogs arrive in cape town

OUR PAWS South Africa in collaboration with TEARS Animal Rescue facilitate cross-border adoption

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Dog Maximoff

From Cage to Cape Town

Help us give Gamora, Pietro Maximoff, Falcon, Shadow and Doctor Drax Walfram a loving home 

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The Importance of Spaying and Neutering of animals

FOUR PAWS advocates for spaying and neutering of animals as a proven means of saving the lives of companion animals and strays alike, who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street on World Spay Day 


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Arrival and release of Sudan Lions to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Rescued Sudan lions find new home in South Africa

FOUR PAWS transfers eleven lions to its LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary 


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Five dogs rescued from a Cambodian slaughterhouse arrive at Cape Town International Airport

Cambodia Dog Rescue #FromCagetoCapeTown

FOUR PAWS South Africa in collaboration with TEARS Animal Rescue facilitate cross-border adoption (CBA) campaign of 5 rescued dogs from Cambodia


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Fox on a fur farm

Real Fur: Fashion Brand Max Mara Lags Behind

Max Mara is one of the last international fashion brands continuing to sell real fur


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Door is opening to a hotel room

Hotel Companies

Are global hotel companies prioritising meat and dairy reduction as part of their animal welfare and climate action goals?


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World Environmental Education Day

FOUR PAWS remind us how interconnected animal welfare, human health and the well-being of the environment are


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Cage to Cape Town dogs

From Cage to Cape Town

Dogs rescued from Cambodian slaughterhouse embark on their journey to the Mother City


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9 lions and three-legged hyena from Dinder National Park (evacuated from Sudan Animal Rescue in November 2023)

Rescued from conflict zones twice: Lions and hyenas from Sudan on the way to safety

FOUR PAWS recently evacuated nearly 50 wild animals from war-torn Khartoum


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Injured lion in Sudan

Worrying Developments

Our team is back in Sudan


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