Beirut has now been declared a disaster-stricken city when a massive powerful explosion rocked its port on August 4th.
As the unfortunate casualty toll continues to rise, no words can explain the pain over the post-apocalyptic scene of the ravaged city.
We are heartbroken and struggling to keep up with our mission and help animals in need despite the tragedy, turmoil and frustration.
We have teams on the ground searching for the tens of dogs and cats that got extremely distressed and ran away from the shattered glass and blown-out doors and windows at the time of the explosion.
To top that, building a new shelter for 850 dogs, 175 cats, horses, a donkey and a monkey has become a pressing issue due to being evicted from the current shelter.
But amid the huge explosion in the heart of Beirut, the economic crisis and financial collapse in Lebanon, along with the COVID-19 repercussions, exacerbated by political unrest and mounting tension in the region, progress has been slow due to the lack of funds.
Currently, a fully-equipped stable and a monkey enclosure have been built and work is ongoing to finish the dog kennels and the specially designed area for seniors.
We must finish the project before the eviction notice is enforced and our hundreds of animals are left without a refuge.
This is a plea of help to provide the animals’ basic needs such as food and medical care and to carry out our daily mission
This is a plea to come together and provide them with the safe haven they deserve.
Our country is living a tragedy.
Your help is fundamental to these animals’ future.
BETA is now a 501(c)3 charity organization registered in the USA. Tax identification number: 83-2075807
Please help build them a shelter
Help build them a home
The BETA team
Explosion footage courtesy of “The Guardian” , “The Washington Post” and “Al Arabya”