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

FOUR PAWS Reviews

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!

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Species appropriate home for more than 100 rescued animals in South Africa

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Tiger at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

FOUR PAWS provides an animal-friendly sanctuary in Germany

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BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

An animal-friendly home for abused bears since 1998

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BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

The biggest bear sanctuary in Western Europe

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BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Kosovo 

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BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Ukraine 

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Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A new home for former bile bears in Vietnam

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Arosa Bear Sanctuary

Arosa Bear Sanctuary

The first bear sanctuary in Switzerland

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DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

A safe haven for former dancing bears in Bulgaria

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Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife

Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife

A partnership project between Princess Alia Foundation and FOUR PAWS in Jordan

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ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Giving baby orangutan orphans a second chance 

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Bearded vulture in Haringsee

OWL & BIRDS OF PREY RESCUE STATION Haringsee

Help for wild animals at the gates of Vienna 

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Leopard Bakari at LIONSROCK

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Vet check at FELIDA

special care for traumatised big cats

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