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BETA Rescues in Beirut


On July 25, 2006, one of BETA co-founders and a BETA volunteer managed to get inside the southern suburbs of Beirut - the WAR ZONE -, literally risking their lives, into a mini-zoo where the animals are being kept under the horror of the attacks.

BETA got a clearance from the owner of the zoo to enter and rescue all the animals. Some of the workers at this zoo are amazing kind people who stayed at the premises for the sake of feeding the animals!! Both these humans and animals are suffering the horror of the ongoing attacks.

The zoo contains the following animals: a camel, a donkey, some goats, some rabbits, an owl, eagles, a lot of exotic birds, a lot of chickens, five monkeys (one baby male baboon, one female macaque and a family of 3 velvets a mother and two babies), and an alligator.

Also the zoo was surrounded by hungry and terrified adult kittens.

Due to the lack of time -as attacks were to start at any second onto the area- the team managed to rescue the baboon, the macaque and 3 kittens.

Today, 26 July, 2006, our team is going back to the scene with more equipment to hopefully rescue as many animals as possible.

FOR PEOPLE LOCATED INSIDE LEBANON, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Please help us find temporary boarding for the farm animals and the chickens!

Below are some pictures of the scene: picture of a cage on truck, pictures of the two rescued monkeys, pictures of the kittens at rescue and pictures of them at BETA home.

The two primates and three kittens are now at a safe place with adequate conditions. BETA will make sure that these animals are in the right place with the right treatment.

For all the people who helped, for all the people who are thinking of us, we thought to share our latest news with you!!

FOR MORE INFO contact us at animals@beirut.com

FOR MORE PICTURES: http://beta.beirut.com/viewNew.php?ID=213 

TO DONATE ONLINE: http://beta.beirut.com/donate.php 

KIND REGARDS

BETA team
http://beta.beirut.com


 

 

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