Further activities for captive bears:
FOUR PAWS has already helped many bears in Southeast Europe, and rescued some of them from catastrophic conditions. So far FOUR PAWS successfully ended the cruel practice of keeping dancing bears in Bulgaria and Serbia, and the illegal private keeping of bears outside of restaurants in Kosovo. Furthermore, thanks to initiative of FOUR PAWS and other animal welfare organisations, the number of illegally kept bears in Albania decreased significantly. In the near future, we at FOUR PAWS want to widen our focus and help also bears in need in countries such as North Macedonia and Montenegro.