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FOUR PAWS helps animals under direct human influence.

Bear Mark behind bars

Rescue Bear Mark

Dec 2022 - Arbesbach

After 20 years in a tiny cage, Albania's last restaurant bear is finally free

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#TrainTigers in the train wagon in Argentina

Rescue Tigers Mafalda, Sandro, Gustavo and Messi

Mar 2022 - LIONSROCK

#TrainTigers from Argentina no longer have to live in a train

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Lions Kandaka and Mansour

Rescue Lions Kandaka and Mansour

Nov 2022 - Al Ma'wa

After two years of meticulous preparations, the big cats arrived at their new home at Al Maꞌwa Wildlife Reserve

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Rescue Bé and Em

Rescue Bear Cubs Bé and Em

May 2022 - Ninh Binh

Stolen for the illegal wildlife trade, two orphaned bear cubs are safe now

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Two lion cubs lying on the ground wearing leashes

Rescue Lions Max and Mona

Sep 2022 - Al Ma'wa

Sibling lion cubs are bought and sold until FOUR PAWS stepped in

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Cheetah Sasha

Rescue Cheetah Sasha

 - LIONSROCK

Sasha overcame great adversity to eventually find a safe, forever home 

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Leopard Bakari

Rescue Leopard Bakari

Sep 2016 - LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Celebrating 6 years of Bakari in Africa

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Bear Vova before rescue

Rescue Bear Vova

Mar 2022 - Domazhyr

No more entertaining – a new life awaits the Ukrainian restaurant bear

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Tiger Laziz in his shelter

Rescue Tiger Laziz

Aug 2016 - LIONSROCK

Happy 6th Rescueversary to tiger Laziz 

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Bear Sam

Rescue Bears Sam and Jamila

May 2022 - Arosa

After many years in poor captivity, a new chapter for the brown bears begins

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Stray dog

Rescue of Stray Animals in Southeast Asia

 - Shelter / Private home

From misery to happiness – these dogs and cats got a second chance

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Rescue lion cub Nikola

Rescue Lion Nikola

Jun 2022 - FELIDA

A traumatic start in life with a happy ending

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Bear Jeta

Rescue Bear Jeta

Aug 2017 - Belitsa

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

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Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Bear Violeta

Jun 2007 - Belitsa

Some wounds remain scars forever

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Bear Riku to BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

Rescue Bear Riku

Dec 2016 - Belitsa

FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

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Bear Thi

Rescue Nine Bile Bears

Feb 2022 - 

From life behind bars to paradise: Almost two decades in captivity are over

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Therapy dog Lisa

Rescue Dog Lisa

Sep 2018 - Shelter / Private home

From the streets to a new human-animal bond in our Animal Assisted Intervention programme

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Elephant Kaavan

Rescue Elephant Kaavan

May 2021 - Cambodia

Our heaviest rescue to date – after years of isolation for the Asian elephant Kaavan, his loneliness finally ends!

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Bears Lili, Lulu and Lac

May 2019 - Ninh Binh

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Bear Kvitka

Rescue Bear Kvitka

Jun 2018 - Domazhyr

Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station

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Samson in his enclosure

Rescue Lions Samson and Tom

Oct 2021 - LIONSROCK

Samson and uncle Tom settling into their lives at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary  

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Baby Orangutan Indra

Rescue Orangutan Indra

Nov 2020 - FOREST SCHOOL

The orangutan child who was found alone with suspicious injuries has started a new life in our orangutan forest school

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Bear Dushi

Rescue Bear Dushi

Oct 2018 - Müritz

A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

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Baby Orangutan  Bhima

Rescue Orangutan Bhima

Oct 2020 - FOREST SCHOOL

With a broken arm and no mother, baby orangutan Bhima needs special care

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Bears Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Mar 2019 - Ninh Binh

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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Lion Ivan-Asen in FELDIA 2018

Rescue Lion Ivan-Asen

Mar 2018 - FELIDA

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

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Bear Andri in Prishtina

Rescue Bear Cub Andri

Jun 2021 - Prishtina

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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Lions Masoud and Terez

Rescue Lions Masoud & Terez

Feb 2018 - FELIDA

Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

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Rescue Dog Lola

Rescue Dog Lola

Mar 2021 - Speranta

Chained for one year, dog Lola finally gets a chance in life

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Bear Nhi Nho

Rescue Bear Nhi Nho

Nov 2017 - Ninh Binh

A former bile bear, suffering from stress disorder, enlarged adrenal glands and with two missing front paws, is finally rescued

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Rescue Shevar and Sharukh

Rescue Shevar and Sharukh

Mar 2020 - LIONSROCK

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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Rescue dog Kitty sitting

Rescue Dog Kitty

Feb 2020 - Shelter / Private home

Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program saved her life

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Orphan Lestari

Rescue Orangutan Lestari

Jul 2020 - FOREST SCHOOL

The orangutan orphan recovering from trauma and learning how to enjoy her life again in the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

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Bear Luna

Rescue Bear Luna

Nov 2016 - Müritz

One of Europe’s saddest bears rescued

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Lion Lenci in FELIDA

Rescue Lion Lenci

Oct 2018 - FELIDA

This lion is a true fighter: his story from 'Europe's worst zoo' to a happy life

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Roe buck Ruffy

Rescue Roe Fawn Ruffy

Jun 2019 - TIERART

An orphaned roe fawn in a meadow who fought to live!

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Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Orangutan Damai

May 2020 - FOREST SCHOOL

Help came just in time!

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Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Orangutan Damai

May 2020 - FOREST SCHOOL

Help came just in time!

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Bears Mi and Tam

Rescue Bear Cubs Mi and Tam

Jan 2019 - Ninh Binh

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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Rescue Dog Kovi

Rescue Dogs Kovi, Kara, Tina

Apr 2020 - Shelter / Private home

Three dogs found on deaths door

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Lion Bobby in FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Rescue Lion Bobby

Oct 2018 - FELIDA

Lion Bobby is settled and relaxed at his home in our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

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Dasha and Lelya at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Rescue Bears Dasha and Lelya

Oct 2019 - Domazhyr

They have spent most of their lives in a small concrete cage, unable to express their natural behaviour

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Dog Sunface

Rescue Dog Sunface

Jun 2015 - Shelter / Private home

A miracle called Sunface 

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Rescue Dog Archie

Rescue Dog Archie

Jan 2020 - Shelter / Private home

Left howling in pain when struck by a motorbike, dog Archie gets the care he desperately needed

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Rescue Dog Max

Rescue Dog Max

Nov 2019 - Shelter / Private home

An abused dog gets his second chance and a family who loves him

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Dog App receiving treatment

Rescue Dog App

Dec 2016 - Speranta

An accident has left dog App with a horrifying injury

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Puppy receiving treatment

Rescue Dog Toffee

Sep 2019 - Shelter / Private home

A little puppy found alone, afraid and with a worrisome wound

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Rescue dog Mia - 3 months old

Rescue Dog Mia

Apr 2021 - Speranta

A sweet and gentle soul - hit by a car and left to die

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Meow

Rescue Cat Meow

Nov 2019 - Shelter / Private home

FOUR PAWS is helping Meow recover and find a safe, loving home

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Dog Bobby

Rescue Dog Bobby

Jun 2019 - Shelter / Private home

Compassion saved Bobby's life, after he was sold to the dog meat trade

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Bear Rocco

Rescue Bear Rocco

Jun 2019 - Müritz

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania

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Rescue Bear Laska

Rescue Bear Laska

Feb 2019 - Domazhyr

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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Bears Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

Rescue Bears Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

Aug 2018 - Ninh Binh

FOUR PAWS rescues a further pair of abused bears caged for over 12 years

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Bears Long and Trang

Rescue Bears Long and Trang

Nov 2018 - Ninh Binh

Two bears are in safety and one more Vietnamese province has no more bile bear farms

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Bears May and Binh Yen

Rescue Bears May and Binh Yen

Apr 2018 - Ninh Binh

FOUR PAWS ends the keeping of bile bears in Ninh Binh province

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Bear Mashutka

Rescue Bear Mashutka

Nov 2017 - Domazhyr

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian fighting bear 

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Bear Manya

Rescue Bear Manya

Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

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Bear Tyson

Rescue Bear Tyson

Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

One of 'Europe’s saddest bears' gets a new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Bear Potap

Rescue Bear Potap

Jul 2017 - Domazhyr

Potap is now able to enjoy a peaceful life in a near-natural environment

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Rescue Lions Motan and Pisa

Rescue Lions Motan and Pisa

Apr 2019 - LIONSROCK

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

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Rescue Tiger Caruso

Rescue Tiger Caruso

May 2014 - LIONSROCK

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

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Cat Shuri and her babies

Rescue Cat Shuri and Babies

Feb 2019 - Shelter / Private home

Shuri and her babies were spared a brutal end, avoiding being served as the popular dish 'Little Tiger'

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