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.  

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Our work for companion animals

See what we're doing for companion animals worldwide

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Being a responsible pet owner

Find advice on how to look after your companion animal


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Animal Charity

Ending the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

One of the most controversial animal practices in Asia

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We're working to improve the lives of all stray animals

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CUte. Quick. Sick

The cruelty behind puppy farming

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10 Tips to Recognise a Responsible Puppy Seller

FOUR PAWS advice on what to look out for when you are buying a puppy 

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Our Policy Work

Changing legislation to improve the lives of animals is at the very heart of FOUR PAWS



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