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FOUR PAWS

is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

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End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

An estimated 30 million dogs and an unknown number of cats enter the meat trade every year making it arguably one of the most severe .....

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The Vicious Cycle

Exploitation of South Africa's captive big cats & its people. 

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#RUTHLESSTRADE

With no clear rules and regulations within the European Union tigers are being bred, traded and moved with no one really knowing exactly ...

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#LiveKinder

We can all #LiveKinder. Let’s be kinder in what we eat, kinder in what we do and kinder in how we treat animals and the planet.

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FOUR PAWS encouraged by DFFE report’s key recommendations on captive lions

The global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS is incredibly encouraged by the announcement from the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), Ms Barbara Creecy. 


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Bloem tigers celebrate 1 year at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Two tigers rescued, amongst many other animals, from the Bloemfontein Zoo in 2020 celebrated their one-year anniversary at the LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary, a project by the global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.


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How South Africa’s captive big cat breeding industry is exploiting animals AND people

The industry of abuse has allowed animal suffering to proliferate to alarming levels.


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We can all #LIVEKINDER 

Collectively we have the power to protect animals and the planet


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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

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Rescue Shevar and Sharukh

Rescue Shevar and Sharukh

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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Rescue Caruso

This beautiful tiger moved from our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary to LIONSROCK in March this year.

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Rescue Motan and Pisa

Motan and Pisa have settled in incredibly well at our project LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary & Lodge! 

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Bear Andri in Prishtina

Rescue Bear Cub Andri

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement  

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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COVID-19 & Animals

What you need to know and what can you do?

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wild animals


Everything important about local and exotic wildlife
 

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companion animals


Our topics around dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets
 

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helping animals in crisis


Find out more about FOUR PAWS aid to animals in crisis regions.

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nutrition


Delicious, healthy and varied diet is also animal friendly

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Farm animals

Now inform about cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep & Co
 

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Stray ANimals

Worldwide projects to neuter stray dogs and cats 

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