IN THIS ALERT:
Resources & Where To Donate In War-Torn Middle East
More Forgotten Victims: Animals In Beirut Shelter
Emergency Appeal For Funding
Trying To Survive The Fighting In Lebanon
1. Resources & Where To Donate In War-Torn Middle East
Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA):
Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals In Israel:
Israel, Ra'anana / ph: 972 9 774 5532
Israel, Tel Aviv / ph: 972 3 682 7621, 972 3 6810061, 972 3 5181420
Israel, Mifrad Haifa / ph: 972 4 729696
Israel, Jerusalem / ph: 972 2 585 1531
Let the Animals Live - Nonprofit organisation for animal shelter and aid:
Israel, Tel Aviv / ph: 972 3 647 5812, Evening: 972 3 5441735
Israel, Haifa / ph: 972 4 222874, 972 4 253094, 972 4 326060
Rehovot Society For The Protection Of Animals
ph: 08-946-0135; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Welfare Organizations, ISRAEL:
Worldwide Shelter Directory:
World Society For The Protection Of Animals:
2. More Forgotten Victims: Animals In Beirut Shelter
Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA):
Veda Stram writes, 7/14: Any financial assistance you
can provide for the animal shelter in Beirut would be much appreciated.
Joelle Kanaan (BETA) email@example.com writes, 7/14: Our shelters, cats
and dogs, are both situated in Beirut and the dog shelter in particular is
very close to where they've been bombing lately. A rocket fell only about
1km away from the shelter at 4 am this morning and the dogs are ALL so very
scared. They all have diarrhea now from fear and they're not stopping
The sad thing is that we don't have any other place to move them to and
boarding them in foster homes is also kind of impossible as we currently
have 130 dogs at the dog shelter and 95 cats at our 2 cat shelters.
We urgently need financial help as we are stockpiling bags of food + bags of
litter + medicines at the shelters and fundraising now is impossible in
Lebanon... Pray for Lebanon and the poor voiceless animals in it!
DONATE ONLINE: http://beta.beirut.com/donate.php
Joelle Kanaan, Co-Founder, BETA
Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA)
3. Emergency Appeal For Funding
SOURCE: BETA <Animals@Beirut.com>
BETA <Animals@Beirut.com> writes, 7/15: War in Lebanon threatens the lives
of hundreds of rescued animals. Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
(BETA) is a registered charity actively working on animal welfare issues in
Since its inception, BETA has been at the forefront of the battle to ensure
animals are respected and cared for in Lebanon. Now a registered NGO, BETA
has rescued over 500 stray and abused cats and dogs, founded Lebanon's first
cat and dog shelters while spaying / neutering almost half of its rescued
animals. A pioneer in its field, BETA has also found homes for many of its
rescued animals. We now have three separate shelters caring for more than
130 dogs and 100 cats.
As we hope you are all aware, sadly the country of Lebanon is now at war.
The country is under attack and in the last two days the only international
airport has been completely destroyed, foreign warships are now stationed in
its sea ports, and the main roads to Syria are now in ruins. Lebanon is
effectively cut off from the rest of the world, it is nearly impossible to
enter or leave the country and trade has come to a halt.
The necessary goods to care for our animals are becoming more difficult to
find, and what is available is now becoming more expensive due to their
BETA and the animals in its care urgently need your help. With the country
shut down, all of our in-country fundraising projects have been forced to
Many of us are quite literally risking our lives to visit each shelter and
care for the animals early in the morning and again before nightfall. The
dog shelter is located on the border of Dahye (a block street from Dahye), a
suburb where many of the attacks are taking place. The shelter is in
sustained danger and many of the dogs are visibly suffering due to the
ongoing noise and near destruction. Trips to our cat shelters take us
through a large part of Beirut and the attacks and destruction continue
making this more difficult and dangerous.
We urgently need funding to get the animals through this period, most of our
normal fundraising options have been forced to stop, and we are now calling
on you to help support these animals. While cash donations will be the most
effective to get us through these days, we are also in need of cat and dog
food as well as cat litter. Our vet is still donating his services for free
but donations of medications are extremely helpful.
While we realize this is a trying time for all people in Lebanon, we do ask
that you assist with this urgent appeal and recognize the importance of the
lives of these animals. Thank you for your support and with your help these
animals will be able to get through this without having to suffer more than
they already have.
For bank details and more information on how to help, contact:
Or view our website http://beta.beirut.com
''We exist solely on the kindness of your adoptions, donations and
--BETA team * BETA is a an officially recognized charity #205/AD
4. Trying To Survive The Fighting In Lebanon
BERUIT (ANIMAL PEOPLE)--The young Lebanese humane movement is struggling to
avoid becoming a collateral casualty of the July 12 Israeli invasion of
Lebanon in pursuit of Hezbollah militia members, who raided Israel earlier
in the day.
"I just came back from two weeks in Lebanon, and by chance left just two
hours before the airport was destroyed," Kenya-based wildlife trafficking
investigator Jason Mier emailed to ANIMAL PEOPLE.
Mier has worked closely since January 2006 with Beirut for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals to facilitate several rescues of illegally obtained and
exhibited nonhuman primates. "I am speaking to BETA twice a day by phone,"
"Lebanon is now at war," affirmed an emergency appeal from BETA. "We are
effectively cut off from the rest of the world. The necessary goods to care
for our animals are becoming more difficult to find, and what is available
is now becoming more expensive due to scarcity. With the country shut down,
all of our in-country fundraising has been forced to stop.
"Many of us are quite literally risking our lives to visit our shelters
early in the morning and again before nightfall," BETA continued. "The dog
shelter is located on the border of Dahye, a suburb where many of the
attacks are taking place. The shelter is in sustained danger. Many of the
130 dogs are visibly suffering. Trips to our cat shelters take us through a
large part of Beirut. Attacks and destruction continue making this more
difficult and dangerous."
BETA houses about 100 cats, divided between two locations.
BETA was formed in 2004 through the collaboration of five individual
activists, Hania Jurdak, Marguerite Shaarawai, Katia Sleiman, Joelle Kanaan,
and Sylvie La Voie, who had all been working alone, assisted by Beirut
veterinarian Ali Hemadeh.
Or view website: http://beta.beirut.com