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animal rescues & Success stories

FOUR PAWS helps animals under direct human influence.

Rescue lion cub Nikola

Rescue Nikola

Jun 2022 - FELIDA

A traumatic start in life with a happy ending

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Rescue Bé and Em

Rescue Bé and Em

May 2022 - Ninh Binh

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

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Bear Vova before rescue

Rescue Vova

Mar 2022 - Domazhyr

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

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Bear Jeta

Rescue Jeta

Aug 2017 - Belitsa

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

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Bear Riku to BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

Rescue Riku

Dec 2016 - Belitsa

FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

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Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Jun 2007 - Belitsa

Some wounds remain scars forever

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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 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 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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Bear Kvitka

Rescue Kvitka

Jun 2018 - Domazhyr

Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

May 2019 - Ninh Binh

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Samson in his enclosure

Rescue 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 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 Dushi

Oct 2018 - Müritz

A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

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Baby Orangutan Bhima

Rescue 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 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 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 Andri

Jun 2021 - Prishtina

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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Lions Masoud and Terez

Rescue Masoud and Terez

Feb 2018 - FELIDA

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

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Rescue Lola

Rescue Lola

Mar 2021 - Speranta

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

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Bear Nhi Nho

Rescue 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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Dog Kitty sitting

Rescue Kitty

Feb 2020 - Shelter / Private home

Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program saved her life

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Orphan Lestari

Rescue 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 Luna

Nov 2016 - Müritz

One of Europe’s saddest bears rescued

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Lion Lenci in FELIDA

Rescue 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 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 Damai

May 2020 - FOREST SCHOOL

Help came just in time!

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Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Damai

May 2020 - FOREST SCHOOL

Help came just in time!

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Bears Mi and Tam

Rescue Mi and Tam

Jan 2019 - Ninh Binh

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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Dog Kovi

Rescue 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 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 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 Sunface

Jun 2015 - Shelter / Private home

A miracle called Sunface 

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Dog Archie

Rescue 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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Dog Max

Rescue 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 App

Dec 2016 - Speranta

An accident has left dog App with a horrifying injury

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Toffee receiving treatment

Rescue Toffee

Sep 2019 - Shelter / Private home

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

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Dog Mia - 3 month old

Rescue Mia

Apr 2021 - Speranta

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

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Meow

Rescue 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 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 Rocco

Jun 2019 - Müritz

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania

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Rescue Laska

Feb 2019 - Domazhyr

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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Bears Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

Rescue 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 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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Bear Mashutka

Rescue Mashutka

Nov 2017 - Domazhyr

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian fighting bear 

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Bear Manya

Rescue Manya

Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

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Bear Tyson

Rescue 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 Potap

Jul 2017 - Domazhyr

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

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Bears May and Binh Yen

Rescue May and Binh Yen

Apr 2018 - Ninh Binh

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

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Rescue 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 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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Rescue Motan and Pisa

Apr 2019 - 

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

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