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FOUR PAWS international

FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary is a project by FOUR PAWS International, founded by Heli Dungler. The vision of FOUR PAWS is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding. Our mission is to be the strong, global and independent voice for animals under human control. In addition to FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary , FOUR PAWS has a numerous sanctuaries for big cats, bears and orangutans. You can read all about FOUR PAWS and our other sanctuaries here.

Tiger Jill at TIERART

About FOUR PAWS

Animal Welfare. Worldwide.

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Heli Dungler in the early days, during an anti-fur protest

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Our successes year by year 

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Helmut Dungler with his dog

Heli Dungler

* 18 November 1963 in Waidhofen an der Thaya (Austria) 
† 5 January 2020 in Bethlehem (South Africa)

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other sanctuaries

In addition to FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary, FOUR PAWS International has more sanctuaries for rescued wild animals around the globe. Find out more about the other sanctuaries here!

Lioness Neida at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

A FOUR PAWS project in South Africa since 2006

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Tigress Varvara at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

A cooperation between FOUR PAWS and Tierart e.V. in Germany since 2013

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Bear Erich at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

A FOUR PAWS project for abused bears in Austria since 1998

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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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Bear Pashuk at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

A FOUR PAWS project in Kosovo since 2013

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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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Bear Cuc BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A FOUR PAWS project in Vietnam since 2017

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Bear Amelia at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

Arosa Bear Sanctuary

A cooperation project between FOUR PAWS and Arosa tourism in Switzerland since 2011

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Bear Standy at Belitsa

BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

A FOUR PAWS cooperation project in Bulgaria since 2000

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Lioness at Al Ma'Wa for Nature & Wildlife

Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife

A cooperation project between the Princess Alia Foundation and FOUR PAWS in Jordan since 2011

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Orangutan Eska at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

A FOUR PAWS cooperation in Borneo since 2018

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Minerva's owl at the OWL & BIRDS OF PREY RESCUE STATION Haringsee

OWL & BIRDS OF PREY RESCUE STATION Haringsee

A FOUR PAWS project in Austria since 2016

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Leopard Bakari at LIONSROCK

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special care for traumatised big cats

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