Campaign successfully funded on: 10 Jan,2016
Who we are
We are a Lebanese NGO dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the region and fostering compassion towards them. We care for over 600 homeless animals that have been abandoned or rescued from the streets, give them food and medical care and try to find new homes for them.
Lebanon is currently facing a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions, and we are all deeply concerned with helping the refugees from the conflict in neighbouring Syria. Amidst this deep concern for our fellow humans, support for Lebanon’s stray and abused animals has suffered a steep decline, and at BETA we are facing increasing difficulty in funding our efforts to feed and care for them and keep down the number of strays on the streets.
What we need
More than 400 dogs live at our shelter just beyond Monteverdi on the road to Ras el Metn. It is an old farm, and the roof is in a very poor state, full of large gaps and holes, and some of the buildings have no roof at all.
This campaign is about keeping the dogs dry and warm during the coldest winter months by renewing the shelter roof on the 6 crucial areas we have identified (shown in the picture below). The cost of the roofing required plus needed infrastructure is going to be around $35,000, which we have divided into the following milestones:
Section A (Green section): $5,000
Section B (Dark Blue section): $9,000
Sections C and D (RED sections): $7,000
Section E (Pale Blue section): $7,000
Section F (Purple section): $7,000
In case the full target amount is not collected, any left-over cash from the completed sections of roofing will go towards medical care for the dogs.
Why this project is important
Mahatma Gandhi famously said:
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated”
There is no government funding for animal charities in Lebanon and we rely on the generosity of donors to help us care for all the disadvantaged, abused and unwanted animals in our care. The roof will mean we can keep the dogs dry and warm throughout the winter. Every little bit will help; one metre of plain roofing costs just $6, so however small your donation, it will still make a difference!
Unable to donate? You can still help!
Even if you can’t spare any cash for a donation, you can still make a big difference to our campaign by spreading the word! Tell all your friends and contacts! You can do this by using the Zoomaal sharing tools available on this site.
Thank you for your support!
From the Desk of HOPKIN
First of all we are delighted to inform you that we achieved our first Milestone on the 08th of December (Day 2 of our campaign)!!!
We would like to say a big thank you to all of you who so generously donated.
For Phase Two we have introduced a couple of new and exciting rewards including the opportunity for three super-donors to receive a unique oil painting of their chosen dog by Mona Zouein Gorra.
A HUGE THANK YOU FROM US ALL!
From the Desk of BEAN
The response to our appeal has been fantastic! Many people have been very generous, and we have already achieved our first 2 milestones, and are well on the way to achieving the third.
So far there have been 2,348 views on this project!
All the dogs are very excited. They feel that the shelter will be much cosier once the new roofing is in place, and believe more people will come to visit them too.
Time is flying by, and we only have 12 days left! Please keep sharing and encouraging your friends to contribute so that we can meet out target!
ONCE AGAIN! A HUGE THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR AMAZING GENEROSITY!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US!
BETA is a Lebanese registered non-governmental organization (Charity #205/AD) established to improve the lives of animals in the region. We provide rehabilitation and a safe haven while striving to find the loving, permanent homes these animals deserve. Through education and…Full biography