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The end of a Chapter

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The end of a Chapter

Some chapters are sad, some are happy, and some are just meant to be.

In this month of June, we are happy and excited to say that despite all the hardships we have experienced in the last two and a half years, despite the pandemic, the ongoing economical and political crisis, the court order for our eviction and even despite our fight with time and resources, WE DID IT!

Thanks to all of you, our supporters, our benefactors, our volunteers, our collaborators, our light in the dark. Thank you for being there every step of the way, for making sure we never gave up and always overcome our fears and the challenges of our everyday mission to build a better future for our animals, the halfway home they deserve, the freedom of space they so longed for! 

With the help of all of you, we finally managed to successfully move all of our dogs to their new home. Our official count for the new shelter now stands at 850 dogs, 2 monkeys, 3 horses, 1 donkey, 10 tortoises and 1 rabbit. 

By achieving all of the above, we’ve proven that with your help anything is possible. We are not closing the book just yet, but just turning a page. As you all are aware, our work is never done.

The BETA cats’ turn is up, the long awaited light is now being shed on them, with the dog area being 96% completed. The construction of the cat area for our 250+ cats is now scheduled to begin. Plans are being drawn and phase one will consist of cleaning the land and setting up for the construction of the dividing walls. 

We count on all of you to show our cats the same support and love you have shown our dogs, the same outcome they so long for. 

A special thank you goes to the SPCAI, Mireille Girard, Catherine Bongard, Nina Assaily-Animal Welfare Association, Lori Kalef, Meredith Ayan, Marielle Saradar, Beatrice Ederer-Weber Foundation, Martha Sitwell, Beth White, Zack Skow, Tye Friis, Kim Desautels, and Emma Farrah.



Skyler is about 6/7 years old and was rescued from zahle with a huge tumor on his back.

Skyler’s only fault?

Being a helpless street animal uncared for and always overlooked.

Had he been in a loving home when his tumor appeared he wouldn’t have had to spend long months suffering with this growing monster on his back.

Skyler’s tumor has been removed and he is now experiencing all the love he so longed for on the streets at the new shelter.



Lester is an adorable 10 years old Labrador.

He was rescued along with his sister Lotus from an abusive situation.

They both spent their life on short chains being used for breeding.

He is very sweet, cuddly, loving and Lazy.

All he will need is small walks and a lot of love.

Lester has been at the shelter for a very long time now and really deserves to retire in a loving home.



Leslie is a 7 years old Husky mixed that we rescued with a badly embedded collar.

Despite what she went through she loves people and never misses a chance to show us her love and affection.


She spends her days lying in the sun smiling  And appreciating every second of her life off her short chain.

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10 Responses
  1. Rita baaklini

    Hi I’m stephane baaklini I live in aintoura el matn I am 10 years old and I love dogs i really hope I get a 2 month old labrador and raise him with love and care ❤ 🐶 I will be waiting for ur reply as soon as possible
    Thank you

  2. Gino

    Hello pls I need a female dog small size same shiwawa bec long time I’m searching to adopt one I live alone and I like to care the dog so if u can help me tnx so much

  3. marlene F hickman

    Hi,my name is Marlene Hickman and I live in the states.I have an old friend Sevan that lives in Beriut,she was my interpreter when I worked in Saudi Arabia yrs ago but I have kept in contact with her.I see all the terrible things going on over there.She reached out to me in regards to the many cats she takes in off the street and out of the garbage,she pays for everything herself along with her friend that takes in dogs.She is asking for help so I’m looking into ways I can.Do you have any ideas,I was thinking of a go-fund-me but I’m not sure.

    1. Dear Marlene,
      Unfortunately the streets of Lebanon are full of cats and despite all our efforts to get the municipalities work on a TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program nothing is done. Your friend like all the people who care for the animals will always have to struggle on their own. As an NGO BETA is struggling a lot and doesn’t have the means to take in all the strays. So as long as the situation prevails the only way for you to help her is to try raising funds on her behalf. Go Fund Me is a good platform but you need to make sure to people that the money you are raising will be properly used. Also if your friend can spay the females it will be great.

  4. I’m in love with Beta! I just came accross your Facebook page and all I can say is hats off to you guys! You made my day, I didn’t even know a place like that existed in Lebanon! I really would like to get involved with you with pretty much everything needed (if possible). I don’t live in Lebanon. However, I visit every now and then. I work & live in China mainland, since 2014 and in 2019 I started a small NPO by myself and a group of local friends joined me later. We help treat animals and find new homes for them abroad. So please allow me to spend some time with Beta, during my next visit to Lebanon & hopefully I could give the support needed for these beautiful doggos, animals & amazing team! I hope to hearing from you soon, cheers!

    1. Dear Mohamad,
      You are most welcome to spend some time at our shelter.
      A week before your trip to Lebanon please send us an email to contact@betalebanon and we will get back to you with all the details.

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