Bethlehem Animal Shelter & Administration Unit

$26,323 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 600 people in 8 months

Bethlehem Animal Shelter & Administration Unit (BASAU)






Our Mission To reduce suffering in the world and advocate humane behavior through providing rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary to abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs.

Bethlehem Animal Shelter & Administration Unit (BASAU) proposes to design, construct, operate and maintain a modern, state-of-the-art animal control shelter to provide the highest quality of rescue, care and treatment for homeless animals in the West Bank in general and Bethlehem Governorate in particular to serve all municipalities which support this project.

There are no shelters in the Governorate of Bethlehem or the West Bank (Palestine) as a whole for that matter. There are no animal control officers in any of the local governing bodies. Managing stray animals is done on a basic level by Municipalities, which simply killing the animals by way of poison.

It is important to note that an estimated 800 stray animals in the city of Bethlehem and ten thousand stray animals, particularly dogs, and cats live in the governorate of Bethlehem. A great number of them form packs and live in areas with low density habitants. They venture out to high density neighborhoods in the morning and evening hours in order to find food, which exposes both the stray animals and humans to danger. Evidence suggests that this also have a negative impact on the much needed tourism industry. Solitary strays are often abused and chased out of fear that they are aggressive or sickly. While stray packs attack domestic animals, livestock and humans alike. There are many documented cases of dogs attacking children and the adults as they head out in the early hours of the mornings or coming home late at night. In the year 2009, 20 incidents involving serious animal bites were reported as well as hundreds of less serious unreported injuries.

These strays live in constant fear and deplorable conditions. The absence of food, flea infestation and parasites could lead to more serious diseases that spread quickly and affect the human population and domestic animals alike such as rabies, heart worm, tapeworms and other pathogens. All these factors express the need to build an animal shelter that serves in capacity not only the city of Bethlehem, but the entire Governorate.

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We have reached over $15,000 in 6 months!
You're generosity and support has maintained the shelter's existence and humane work.
With all the struggles and issues facing the shelter the past 2-3 months from the increased number of rescues and the deaths from poison thrown at the shelter dogs, we had to increase the goal to $30,000
Please help us continue spreading the word in supporting Diana's mission!

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We have reached our 3rd month of our fundraiser. $5,350 have reached Diana Babish in Palestine. You can follow their rescue work and daily updates on their Facebook page

Thank you for all your help and support. We look forward to seeing the shelter in a new space and expanding on their heroic work.
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The Shelter is still fighting to stay open and running this year. The goal is to build an independent space for the animals as a safe and warm shelter. Please help us achieve this goal.
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Friends and Family,

With your heartwarming support and generosity, the first month of this campaign was immensely successful. With great gratitude, I am happy to inform you that the first month fund has been sent to the shelter (total of $3,233.42).
We are still working move the shelter and find homes for all the rescued animals.
Thank you for all your support, encouragement, kindness, and generosity. Let's all work together to spread awareness to this matter and make a difference.
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