Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
- Four Paws, 32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH
Aims & activities
The charity carries out action to relieve the suffering of animals in need of care, particularly in the areas of animal husbandry, protection of species and their environments, and abolishment of animal testing using peaceful and legal channels. We also work to promote humane behaviour towards animals through education and by providing appropriate care and protection for vulnerable animals.
What the charity does
- The advancement of health or saving of lives
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides human resources
- Provides services
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £228.5K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £538.3K Other assets
- £296.9K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
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Accounts and trustees' annual report
A. TO RELIEVE THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS IN NEED OF CARE AND ATTENTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC AND IN PARTICULAR BUT WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING IN THE AREAS OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, THE PROTECTION OF SPECIES AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND WHERE SUITABLE AND ALTERNATIVE METHODS ARE AVAILABLE TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE THE ABOLITION OF ANIMAL TESTING AND EXPERIMENTATION BY ALL LAWFUL MEANS; B. TO PROMOTE HUMANE BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS ANIMALS BY (1) PROVIDING APPROPRIATE CARE, PROTECTION, TREATMENT AND SECURITY FOR ANIMALS WHICH ARE IN NEED OF CARE AND ATTENTION BY REASON OF SICKNESS, MALTREATMENT, POOR CIRCUMSTANCES OR ILL-TREATMENT AND (2) TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC IN ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO ANIMAL WELFARE IN GENERAL AND THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY AND SUFFERING AMONG ANIMALS, AND TO PROMOTE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF ANIMAL PROTECTION AND WELFARE AND TO PUBLISH THE USEFUL RESULTS OF THAT RESEARCH.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 15 JUNE 2006 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS DATED 20 APRIL 2009 AND 21 JUNE 2010.
Area of benefit
Not Defined. In Practice. Worldwide
Conflicts of interest
- 3 Trustees
- 14 Employees
- 5 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Major General Peter Davies Cb||None on record|
|Helmut Dungler (Chair)||None on record|
|Josef Pfabigan||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- South Africa
- United States