help for bears


Unfortunately, not every bear gets to live freely in the wild: many are forced to perform in circuses, are kept as baiting bears that must fight to survive or are forced to pose for selfies with tourists. These bears are  regarded as a lucrative source of income for their owners, and are usually kept in terrible conditions. Worldwide, there are many forms of cruel bear keeping and abuse, and it is our task to intervene. Support our campaigns to end the keeping of bears in unsuitable and cruel conditions! 

Bile Bear in Vietnam

Save the Saddest Bears in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS fights to contribute to an end of bile bear farming in Vietnam

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Animal Charity

Facts about Brown Bears

Intriguing facts about Europe's largest predator

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Animal Charity

Help for Bears

Improving the living conditions of bears in captivity worldwide

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Asiatic black bear in Ninh Binh

Asiatic Black Bears

Interesting facts and the reason why this bear is exploited for bile

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our bear sanctuaries

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued bears all over the world.

Bear Erich at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

A FOUR PAWS project for abused bears in Austria since 1998

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Arosa Bear Sanctuary

The first bear sanctuary in Switzerland

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Bear Cuc BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A FOUR PAWS project in Vietnam since 2017

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Four Paws Rescue

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Kosovo 

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Bear Ruta taking a bath at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

The FOUR PAWS forever home for abused brown bears in Ukraine since 2016

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Four Paws Rescue

DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

A safe haven for former dancing bears in Bulgaria

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Bear Luna at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

A FOUR PAWS project in Germany since 2006

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Rescue Potap

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

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Rescue May and Binh Yen

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

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Rescue Luna


One of Europe’s saddest bears rescued

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