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Forgotten Casualties of War


IN THIS ALERT:

1. Resources & Where To Donate In War-Torn Middle East
2. More Forgotten Victims: Animals In Beirut Shelter
3. Emergency Appeal For Funding
4. 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):
http://beta.beirut.com/

Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals In Israel:
http://www.haifa-spca.org.il/
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:
http://letlive.org.il/english/home.php
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
http://www.israelpets.org/eng/
ph: 08-946-0135; email: rspa@israelpets.org

Animal Welfare Organizations, ISRAEL:
http://info.jpost.com/C005/Supplements/CafeOleh/animals.html#1

Worldwide Shelter Directory:
http://www.h4ha.org/shelters/

World Society For The Protection Of Animals:
http://www.wspa-usa.org/

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2. More Forgotten Victims: Animals In Beirut Shelter

Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA): http://beta.beirut.com/

Veda Stram writes, 7/14: Any financial assistance you can provide for the animal shelter in Beirut would be much appreciated.

Joelle Kanaan (BETA) joelle_k@idm.net.lb 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 barking.

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)
Beirut, Lebanon
http://beta.beirut.com

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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 Lebanon.

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 scarcity.

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 stop.

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: maggy_sha@yahoo.com, joelle_k@idm.net.lb, animals@beirut.com
Or view our website http://beta.beirut.com

''We exist solely on the kindness of your adoptions, donations and assistance"
--BETA team * BETA is a an officially recognized charity #205/AD

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4. Trying To Survive The Fighting In Lebanon
http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/
anpeople@whidbey.com

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," Mier said.

"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.

CONTACT:
maggy_sha@yahoo.com, joelle_k@idm.net.lb, animals@beirut.com
Or view website: http://beta.beirut.com


 

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