Lebanon has come to a turning point in its history. Due to the plummeting socio-economic situation, people have taken to the streets for the eighth consecutive day. Protests are paralyzing cities and villages from North to South and East to West.
The whole country is paralyzed: schools, universities, banks, companies and businesses are closed. Due to blocked roads and highways most of our team members and volunteers are unable to make it to the shelter and our animals are left in even more distress. Even worse, there is a shortage in dry food: quantities are very limited at the moment — barely enough for the next few days — and food trucks are unable to make it to the dog and cat shelters.
Donations have almost completely stopped while they are desperately needed. The animals currently face an uncertain future. As an apolitical organization with over 1,000 animals to care for, it is our duty to provide them with their basic needs, despite the uncertainty in the country. Animals are voiceless and need your support to provide their basic needs. The lives of OVER ONE THOUSAND ANIMALS are at stake. They need your help, in the hope for a better future for the whole country.
Nevertheless, as we have always fiercely fought for the animal welfare cause, we worked round the clock to finally receive a work permit allowing us to continue the construction work despite the lockdown, in accordance with the precautionary and preventive measures taken by the competent authorities.
As of now, fences for the dog areas and kennels are being set up, the horses’ stables have been built, and we are glad to announce that our horses and donkey will be moving to their new home in the next few weeks.
In the upcoming weeks/months, the focus will be on the kennels for dogs and the special designated area for seniors who desperately need a comfortable shelter that fulfills their needs. However, finishing up the construction has become more pressing, as it is only a matter of time before the unthinkable happens and the eviction notice is enforced and our hundreds of animals are thrown out of the current land, without having a refuge.
Your support has helped us achieve what seemed like a dream, and it is only your support that will provide hundreds of dogs, cats, horses, monkeys and a donkey with a decent shelter and a good life.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ― John Lennon