animal rescues

We provide former animals in need with species-appropriate homes.

Elephant Kaavan

Rescue Kaavan

Dec 2020 - Cambodia

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

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Animal Charity

Rescue Amelia & Meimo

Jan 2019 - Arosa

Two new inhabitants at Arosa Bear Sanctuary, Switzerland

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Bear Teddy in a tiny cage

Rescue Teddy

Nov 2020 - Belitsa

Bear Teddy gets the life he deserves in DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa!

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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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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi, Nara and Nikko

May 2020 - Ninh Binh

Three bear cubs saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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7 bile bears rescued

Rescue of 7 Bile Bears

Nov 2020 - Ninh Binh

Asiatic black bears La, Lam, Sang, Dua, Khe, Oi and Xoai begin their new lives at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

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Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

Dec 2020 - Arosa

After many years in the circus, a new life is finally beginning for the brown bear

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Puma in the enclosure

Rescue Tikam

Feb 2019 - TIERART

A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

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Dog Kovi

Rescue Kovi, Kara, Tina

Apr 2020 - Bulgaria

Three dogs found on deaths door

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Brumca at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Rescue Brumca

Jun 1998 - Arbesbach

She is a unique bear lady, who loves pasta and Chanel Nº 5

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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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Bear Dushi

Rescue Dushi

Oct 2018 - Müritz

A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

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Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Jun 2007 - Belitsa

Some wounds remain scars forever

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Dog Sor and Pitch

Rescue Sor and Pich

Part of our Mission on Silk Island

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Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Mar 2020 - LIONSROCK

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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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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Confiscated Bear in a cage

Rescue Freddie

Dec 2019 - Ninh Binh

The story of a bear, confiscated from the backseat of a taxi

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Dog Ursus

Rescue Ursus

Nov 2019 - Speranta

With painful injuries, dog Ursus was left for dead in a field 

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Dog Archie

Rescue Archie

Jan 2020 - Vietnam

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

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Dog Fufu was found with a broken back

Rescue Fufu

Jan 2020 - Thailand

Found at the side of the road with a broken back, Fufu needed urgent help

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The four puppies in a bag

Rescue of Four Puppies

 - Indonesia

Tied up in a plastic bag and thrown away like trash

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Dog Max

Rescue Max

Nov 2019 - Bulgaria

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

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Dog Zhulia

Rescue Zhulia

A serious injury left her an option for a life on the streets impossible

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Dog App receiving treatment

Rescue App

An accident has left dog App with a horrifying injury

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Dog Oiţã on the streets

Rescue Oiţã

Feb 2020 - Romania

So much love to give after being hurt by humans

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Toffee receiving treatment

Rescue Toffee

Sep 2019 - Cambodia

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

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Dog Mia - 3 month old

Rescue Mia

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

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Dog Ginou

Rescue Ginou

Feb 2020 - Cambodia

An emergency case during our rescue mission on Silk Island

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Dancing Bears Svetla and Mima in chains

Rescue Svetla and Mima

Jun 2007 - Belitsa

They 'danced' all their lives for tourists 

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Brown bear Lady M.

Rescue Lady M.

Jul 2007 - Belitsa

After many years of 'dancing', this girl can spend her days in peace 

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Veronica suffered from a severe skin infection

Rescue Veronica

 - Thailand

Suffering from a sever skin disease and starvation, she was a sad sight and needed urgent help

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Local activist, taking the dogs to safety on the back of his motorbike

Rescue Rum and Cola

Rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

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Dog Kitty sitting

Rescue Kitty

Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program saved her life

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Dog Whitey suffered from skin infection

Rescue Whitey

Heartlessly dumped on the streets of Thailand, he was left to fend for himself

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Rescue Bear Cub

Jun 2019 - Prishtina

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement  

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Animal Charity

Rescue Masoud and Terez

Mar 2018 - FELIDA

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

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Animal Charity

Rescue Suzana and Bruno

Jul 2019 - Belitsa

FOUR PAWS transferred two brown bears to cooperation partner Bear Refuge Kuterevo in Croatia

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Rescue Misha

Nov 2019 - Domazhyr

First steps in his new life

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Bear ben in a tiny cage

Rescue Ben

Dec 2019 - Ninh Binh

He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage

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Animal charity

Rescue Vesko

Nov 2019 - Belitsa

A victim of uncontrolled breeding in Bulgaria

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Dog Lucky

Rescue of Lucky

Some dogs are luckier than others

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Animal Charity

51 dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

Asia Canine Protection Alliance helps provide medical care for confiscated dogs 

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Animal Charity

Rescue Jackson

Apr 2019 - TIERART

Rescued fox Jackson shares new home with fellow rescued foxes

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Bear Bile

Biggest Bile Bear Rescue

Sep 2019 - Ninh Binh

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home

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Animal Charity

Rescue Mina

Blind cat eluded cat thieves and stumbled her way to safety

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Animal Charity

Rescue Buttercup

How a wheelchair changed this little furball's life

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Animal Charity

Rescue Moo

FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around

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Bobby escapes death sentence

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

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Animal Charity

Rescue Meow

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

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Second Chance for Cinta

FOUR PAWS and the Dog Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI) Coalition rescued victim from dog meat traders

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Animal Charity

Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

May 2019 - Ninh Binh

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Animal Charity

Rescue Rocco

Jun 2019 - Müritz

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania

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Animal Charity

Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Mar 2019 - Ninh Binh

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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Animal Charity

Rescue Laska

Feb 2019 - Domazhyr

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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Animal Charity

Rescue Jeta

Aug 2017 - Belitsa

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

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Animal Charity

Rescue Riku

Dec 2016 - Belitsa

FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

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Animal Charity

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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Animal Charity

Rescue Jeta

Aug 2017 - Belitsa

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

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Animal Charity

Rescue Luna

Nov 2016 - Müritz


One of Europe’s saddest bears rescued

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Animal Charity

Rescue Kvitka

Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station

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Animal Charity

Rescue Mashutka

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian fighting bear 

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Animal Charity

Rescue Manya

Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

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Animal Charity

Rescue Tyson

Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

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

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Animal Charity

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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Animal Charity

Rescue Mi and Tam

Jan 2019 - 

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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Animal Charity

Rescue Potap

Jul 2017 - Domazhyr

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

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Animal Charity

Rescue Napa

Jul 2018 - Arosa

After a long journey the first bear moved in Arosa Bear Sanctuary

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Animal Charity

Rescue Ivan-Asen

Mar 2018 - FELIDA

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

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Animal Charity

Rescue Ivan-Asen

Mar 2018 - FELIDA

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

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Animal Charity

Rescue Shuri and Babies

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

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