Our charity of the month for January was Four Paws and staff at Ignis House raised £298 by taking part in dress down Friday. Four Paws is a global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Their vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding. Beginning as a small group of passionate and driven individuals, Four Paws has grown to have an impact on countless animals across the world. Year by year, Four Paws continues to get stronger and stronger, making the world a better place for animals around the globe. Since 1988, Four Paws has rescued and taken care of more than 190 bears and 210 big cats. In their sanctuaries, they are safe, loved and cared for, experiencing species-appropriate conditions for the rest of their lives.
In 2022 Four Paws
- Provided 350 tonnes of emergency food for dogs, cats and zoo animals in Ukraine.
- Cared for 150 bears and 130 big cats that were rescued from inappropriate keeping conditions. In our Sanctuaries they are finally able to live out their lives with the dignity they deserve.
- Campaigned to stop animal cruelty, such as fighting against trophy hunting, fur farming and the dog and cat meat trade.
Four Paws strategy is Reveal, Rescue, Protect.
Four Paws reveals inappropriate and life-threatening conditions for animals. Four Paws reveals abuses, develops appropriate solutions and drives them forward in order to implement them in the best possible way.
Four Paws rescues animals in need worldwide that are under direct human influence, and reduces and ends the suffering of animals with continuing help and medical care.
Four Paws provides a safe home for wildlife such as big cats, bears, orangutans and elephants rescued from non-species-appropriate keeping conditions around the world. They fight for ethical and morally flawless behaviour towards animals, insisting on compliance with standards and the establishment of animal welfare labels.
For more information about Four Paws and the work they do see their website: www.four-paws.org.uk
Thank you to everyone who donated – a great start to 2023!