Animal News from Lebanon: Update – September 4, 2013, helping people and animals


In the current crisis, Animals Lebanon is helping refugees from Syria and their animals, as well as an influx of animals from people leaving Lebanon. A brief update – for an earlier update, click here. – Editor


By Jason Meier

Animals Lebanon



Update – September 4, 2013


…We are in a very tough situation and know we are really going to need help…


Now we have a woman from Syria who evacuated with her six cats. She and the cats are staying with us until we can get her and them a plane ticket, hopefully on Saturday.


We also have a whole new zoo to empty. I was here the day before the 2006 war and visited zoos in the south. So many of those animals died because they could not be reached, or others were given too much food at the end of the war. I don’t want to be in a position where the same thing happens to these animals. Two lions, two tigers, three macaws, and two crocodiles. The rest are local wildlife that can be placed here…


To visit the website of Animals Lebanon or to help with a donation, click here.


Photo: Courtesy of Animals Lebanon / Nacho was tied up his whole life and abused by people, until he was rescued by Animals Lebanon. Despite this history, he remained a very gentle dog, and he is now happily adopted in the US!

LEBANON: BETA’s 6th Annual Dog Show

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By BETA (Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)


Dear friends,

Pawstively Wag’licious, BETA’s 6th Annual Dog Show will be held on Saturday, June 29th this year. Mark your calendar and join us at the Beirut Hippodrome for a fun day to spend with your human and canine family!

Kids games, delicious foods and snacks for all, refreshments, and music… And this year, we also have the pleasure of welcoming Beirut Juggles, where there won’t be any spectators, only performers of all ages!

This is the only event of its kind in the country! So get ready for a fun day… Where obedience is just a tale.

All proceeds of the Dog Show will go directly to benefiting animals in Lebanon.

May the loudest, oddest, smartest and prettiest dogs win!…


To visit BETA’s website, click here.