animal rescues

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

        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bear Napa

        Jul 2018 - Arosa

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

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        Bear Na in her cage on the bile farm

        Rescue Bear Na

        Oct 2023 - Ninh Binh

        Previously held in a tiny cage, the female Asiatic black bear has finally arrived at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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        Lion cub Vasylyna in Ukraine

        Rescue Lioness Vasylyna

        Jun 2023 - FELIDA

        A young big cat in the middle of war

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        Tiger cub Charlota in the Czech Republic

        Rescue Tigress Charlota

        Jul 2023 - TIERART

        A victim of the ruthless tiger trade

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        Tu Do in the cage she was kept

        Rescue Bear Tu Do

        Dec 2021 - Ninh Binh

        The last bile bear in Son La province is finally rescued

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        Dasha and Lelya at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

        Rescue Bears Dasha and Lelya

        Oct 2019 - Müritz

        They have spent most of their lives in a small concrete cage, unable to express their natural behaviour

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        Bear Soi

        Rescue Bear Soi

        Oct 2022 - Ninh Binh

        A fresh start for the young bear after being kept in a tiny cage

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Fox Jackson

        Apr 2019 - TIERART

        Rescued fox Jackson shares new home with fellow rescued foxes

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        Bear Mark behind bars

        Rescue Bear Mark

        Dec 2022 - Arbesbach

        After 20 years in a tiny cage, Albania's last restaurant bear is finally free

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        Lions Kandaka and Mansour

        Rescue Lions Kandaka and Mansour

        Nov 2022 - Al Ma'wa

        After two years of meticulous preparations, the big cats arrived at their new home at Al Maꞌwa Wildlife Reserve

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        Bear Iva in North Macedonia

        Rescue Bear Iva

        Sep 2022 - Belitsa

        Trapped for the first 6 years of her life

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        #TrainTigers in the train wagon in Argentina

        Rescue Tigers Mafalda, Sandro, Gustavo and Messi

        Mar 2022 - LIONSROCK

        #TrainTigers from Argentina no longer have to live in a train

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        Cat meowing in a metal cylinder

        Rescue Cat Mozart

        Oct 2022 - Shelter / Private home

        How FOUR PAWS' Project Kishka helps stray cats in Ukraine

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        Bear Bakhmut

        Rescue Bear Bakhmut

        Sep 2022 - Domazhyr

        Abandoned in a destroyed backyard in war-torn Ukraine

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        Rescue Bé and Em

        Rescue Bear Cubs Bé and Em

        May 2022 - Ninh Binh

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

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        Rescued dog, Peter Parker, with tongue hanging out

        Rescue Dog Peter Parker

        Feb 2021 - Shelter / Private home

        After narrowly escaping slaughter, he has found love, kindness, and a place to call home

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        Bear Vova before rescue

        Rescue Bear Vova

        Mar 2022 - Domazhyr

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

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        Puma in the enclosure

        Rescue Puma Tikam

        Feb 2019 - TIERART

        A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bear Riku

        Dec 2016 - Belitsa

        FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

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        Dancing Bears Svetla and Mima in chains

        Rescue Bears Svetla and Mima

        Jun 2007 - Belitsa

        They 'danced' all their lives for tourists 

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        Bear Teddy in a tiny cage

        Rescue Bear Teddy

        Nov 2020 - Belitsa

        Bear Teddy gets the life he deserves in BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa!

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        Bear Violeta enjoys her life

        Rescue Bear Violeta

        Jun 2007 - Belitsa

        Some wounds remain scars forever

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        Brown bear Lady M.

        Rescue Bear Lady M.

        Jul 2007 - Belitsa

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

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        Bear Thi

        Rescue Nine Bile Bears

        Feb 2022 - Ninh Binh

        From life behind bars to paradise: Almost two decades in captivity are over

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        Jambolina looks over her new home

        Rescue Bear Jambolina

        Dec 2020 - Arosa

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

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        Elephant Kaavan

        Rescue Elephant Kaavan

        May 2021 - Shelter / Private home

        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 Bears Lili, Lulu and Lac

        May 2019 - Ninh Binh

        The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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        Bear Dushi

        Rescue Bear Dushi

        Oct 2018 - Müritz

        A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

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        Rescued bear cub Mochi

        Rescue Bear Cubs Mochi, Nara and Nikko

        May 2020 - Ninh Binh

        Three bear cubs saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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        Bear Pashuk

        Rescue Bear Pashuk

        Aug 2016 - Prishtina

        The saddest bear of Albania found his safe haven – the moment that he got released from his chains

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Lion Ivan-Asen

        Mar 2018 - FELIDA

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

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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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        Rescue Bear Cub Andri

        Rescue Bear Cub Andri

        Jun 2019 - Prishtina

        FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement  

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Lions Masoud & Terez

        Feb 2018 - FELIDA

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

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        Dog Moo

        Rescue Dog Moo

        Jun 2019 - Shelter / Private home

        FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around

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        Rescue Dog Oiţã on the streets

        Rescue Dog Oiţã

        Feb 2020 - Shelter / Private home

        So much love to give after being hurt by humans

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        Dog Whitey suffered from skin infection

        Rescue Dog Whitey

        Sep 2019 - Shelter / Private home

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

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        Rescue dog Kitty sitting

        Rescue Dog Kitty

        Feb 2020 - Shelter / Private home

        Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program saved her life

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        Rescue dog Veronica suffered from a severe skin infection

        Rescue Dog Veronica

        Mar 2020 - Shelter / Private home

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

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        Dog Fufu was found with a broken back

        Rescue Dog Fufu

        Jan 2020 - Shelter / Private home

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

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bear Luna

        Nov 2016 - Müritz


        One of Europe’s saddest bears rescued

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bears Amelia & Meimo

        Jan 2019 - Arosa

        Two new inhabitants at Arosa Bear Sanctuary, Switzerland

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        Lion Lenci in FELIDA

        Rescue Lion 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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        A Slaughterhouse Shutdown in Cambodia

        Rescue Dogs from Slaughterhouse

        Jul 2020 - Shelter / Private home

        Six of the rescued dogs fly to the US to find a loving home

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        Therapy dog Busia

        Rescue Dog Busia

        Feb 2019 - Shelter / Private home

        How Busia went from streets to a much loved therapy dog

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        Brumca at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

        Rescue Bear Brumca

        Jun 1998 - Arbesbach

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

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        Rescue Dog Kovi

        Rescue Dogs 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 Lion Bobby

        Oct 2018 - FELIDA

        Lion Bobby is settled and relaxed at his home in our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

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        Dogs Sor and Pitch

        Rescue Dogs Sor and Pich

        Feb 2020 - Shelter / Private home

        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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        Confiscated Bear in a cage

        Rescue Bear Freddie

        Dec 2019 - Ninh Binh

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

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        Rescue Dog Ursus

        Rescue Dog Ursus

        Nov 2019 - Shelter / Private home

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

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        Rescue Dog Archie

        Rescue Dog 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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        The four puppies in a bag

        Rescue of Four Puppies

        Apr 2020 - Shelter / Private home

        Tied up in a plastic bag and thrown away like trash

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        Rescue Dog Max

        Rescue Dog 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 Dog App

        Dec 2016 - 

        An accident has left dog App with a horrifying injury

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        Dog Zhulia

        Rescue Dog Zhulia

        Nov 2019 - Shelter / Private home

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

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        Puppy receiving treatment

        Rescue Dog Toffee

        Sep 2019 - Shelter / Private home

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

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        Rescue dog Mia - 3 months old

        Rescue Dog Mia

        Apr 2021 - Shelter / Private home

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

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        Rescue Dog Ginou

        Rescue Dog Ginou

        Feb 2020 - Shelter / Private home

        An emergency case during our rescue mission on Silk Island

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

        Rescue Dogs Rum and Cola

        Dec 2019 - Shelter / Private home

        Rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bears 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 Bear Misha

        Rescue Bear Misha

        Nov 2019 - Domazhyr

        First steps in his new life

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        Bear ben in a tiny cage

        Rescue Bear Ben

        Dec 2019 - Ninh Binh

        He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage

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        Animal charity

        Rescue Bear Vesko

        Nov 2019 - Belitsa

        A victim of uncontrolled breeding in Bulgaria

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        Dog Lucky

        Rescue Dog Lucky

        Oct 2019 - Shelter / Private home

        Some dogs are luckier than others

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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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        Cat Mina

        Rescue Cat Mina

        Jul 2019 - Shelter / Private home

        Blind cat eluded cat thieves and stumbled her way to safety

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        Cat Buttercup

        Rescue Cat Buttercup

        Aug 2019 - Shelter / Private home

        How a wheelchair changed this little furball's life

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Cat 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 Dog Bobby

        Jun 2019 - Shelter / Private home

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

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        Dog Cinta

        Rescue Dog Cinta

        Feb 2019 - Shelter / Private home

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

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bear Rocco

        Jun 2019 - Müritz

        FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bears 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 Bear Laska

        Feb 2019 - Domazhyr

        FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bears 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 Bear Cubs Mi and Tam

        Jan 2019 - 

        Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bear 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 Bear Manya

        Oct 2017 - Domazhyr

        Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bear Mashutka

        FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian fighting bear 

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bear Kvitka

        Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station

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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Bear 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 Bears May and Binh Yen

        Apr 2018 - Ninh Binh

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

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        Therapy dog Lisa

        Rescue Dog 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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        Animal Charity

        Rescue Cat 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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