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The Dog and Cat Meat Trade; A global health risk – the report

New report highlights the need to end the cruel trade and stop future pandemics emerging.

Pig in truck

One year on from COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic

What is being done to prevent future pandemics?

Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 and Stray Animals

What a pandemic means for stray cats and dogs


Lifesaving procedure performed on tiger at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

It was a matter of life and death and the odds were 50/50 for the 18-year-old tiger Tomi, which calls LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary home.


Bela and Sharuk's journey to a joyful life

Tigress Bela and tiger Sharuk were born on 8th of May 2014 in private captivity in Mittelbuch, Germany. 


Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Dr Katherine Polak · 24.8.2020

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year


Women’s Day Celebration: Our Female Guardians Worldwide

In a world where animal cruelty is still at play, our strong female guardians that make it their mission to bring the suffering of animals to an end.


Meet Caragh

Caragh Murphy · 20.7.2020

Caragh is 11 years old and dreams of one day travelling the world to help animals. 


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. 


Hildegard Pirker: 15 years with FOUR PAWS

On 15 July 2020, we celebrate 15 years of an amazing human, and the guardian of our big cats here at LIONSROCK.


Celebrate International Tiger Day with Caragh

Caragh Murphy · 15.7.2020

On 29 July we celebrate International Tiger Day - the goal of this day is to raise awareness around tiger issues.


Why you should choose a cat

Caragh Murphy · 8.6.2020

Why you should choose a cat - especially a rescue cat!


Let the tigers roar!

Protect them all!


Animal Stimulation in Lockdown

Caragh Murphy · 6.5.2020

Today I want to tell you about how important animal stimulation or enrichment is. 

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.


Caragh Intro

Caragh Murphy · 6.4.2020

FOUR PAWS South Africa's first Youth Ambassador!

Live animal transport

Endless waiting times and cruel circumstances at borders

Live animal transports during coronavirus situation


The Death of Bear Sao

Heart-breaking twist during rescue

Bear transfer to Arosa

Bear transfer to Arosa

Finally at home at the Arosa Bear Sanctuary


Ebay, stand up for puppies

Joanna Randall · 12.12.2018

Celebrities, politicians and animal welfare experts call on eBay to take action against the cruel puppy trade


Showdown at Fier zoo

Ioana Dungler · 27.11.2018

Ioana Dungler reflects on one of our most dramatic rescue missions so far and how we managed to finally rescue the animals from "Europe's worst zoo in...


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.


No Land in Sight

Samantha Haider · 27.9.2018

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


Last Day on Lombok

Looking back on our 15 day mission in Indonesia


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


No more excuses, eBay

Joanna Randall · 3.8.2018

Our 'Thanks eBay' campaign reveals the shocking truth about the online marketplace giant, and the role its classified advertising sites play in enabling the illegal puppy trade.  


Ai Weiwei concerned about elephants in Myanmar

Amir Khalil · 10.7.2018

The Chinese artist visited several elephant camps with his team and FOUR PAWS to get an idea of the elephants’ living conditions

Brown bears Vinzenz and Liese

30 Years of FOUR PAWS

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


What would life be without water?

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero