Four Paws International Inc.

  • Massachusetts


6 Beacon Street #1110
United States

About Us

FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare organization that has for more than 25 years, consistently and successfully focused on one goal: To improve the lives of animals. We are a strong, global and independent voice for animals under human control. We fight animal injustice around the world through rescue and refuge, education and advocacy. FOUR PAWS envisions a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.  


Some highlights of our work are:

·       Offices in 12 countries (including right here in Boston, MA) Headquartered in Vienna, Austria.  

·       6 bear sanctuaries across Europe 

·       An orphan academy for baby orangutans in Borneo, Indonesia 

·       Stray Animal Care (SAC) unit provided spay/neutering and medical services >15 yrs 

·       Our “pride” and joy LIONSROCK in South Africa, one of the largest Big Cat Sanctuaries 

·       We recently broken ground on what will be one of the largest elephant sanctuary in Southeast Asia 

·       A Disaster Relief team leading relief efforts around the world  


Offices in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Switzerland, and Thailand.  


Our Boston-based was founded in 2012 and currently has 8 employees. FOUR PAWS is 100% funded through private donations, has 501 (c) 3 organization status and is registered in good standing in the state of   



Our vision is a world in which humans treat animals with respect, empathy, and understanding. We view ourselves as the advocate and champion of those who have no voice of their own, namely animals: That every animal has a right to be treated with consideration and to live a life with dignity that complies with its needs.


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