companion animals

Life with a pet is a wonderful thing. Cats, dogs and small mammals are our family members, friends and companions. Every animal is an individual and therefore has its own needs.

Sadly, not all companion animals enjoy the luxury of having a loving home. Stray animals live in many countries around the world. We aim to help these animals by taking a humane and sustainable approach and to end the suffering they go through.  

The Illegal Puppy Trade

The cruelty behind puppy farming


Tracing the Trade

The FOUR PAWS Model Solution for ending the illegal puppy trade


Ending the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

One of the most controversial animal practices in Asia


Medical Mission for Dog and Cat Meat Trade Survivors

Meat Trade Survivors


FOUR PAWS Helps Strays

Worldwide projects to neuter stray dogs and cats


Responsible pet ownership



the beauty of adoption

It’s a way of giving a loving new home to a shelter animal – and maybe even saving its life.

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