Raising money to benefit BETA !!
BETA is home to more than 1100 animals which include, 856 dogs, 225 cats, 3 horses, 2 monkeys, 1 donkey, 12 tortoises and a rabbit. Numbers keep changing as we continue to rescue all kind of animals on a daily basis.
With the ongoing economic crisis, described to be among the world’s worst since 1850, resources and means are getting harder and harder to come by. The Lebanese lira has now lost more than 90% of its value.
We at BETA are witnessing a rapid increase in the number of abandoned pets, the list of reasons being never ending.
From those who cannot find the money to treat their pets or feed them, as everyday commodities have become a luxury in this country, to those who can still afford to leave the country thus ending up treating their animals as collateral damage, and leaving them behind.
We are receiving hundreds of calls and messages every day, pets abandoned, abused, roaming the streets not knowing how to fend for themselves, being hit by cars, suffering from treatable diseases and in the worst of cases, being shot and left for dead.
These circumstances are making an already tough situation, impossible!Despite what is thought and said by many, our team consists of only two people running the dog shelter and two people running the cat shelter, as we rely solely on volunteers who have become non-existent at this point.
What people don’t realize is that each new rescue dog or cat that comes in costs us:
* transporting an animal to one of our trusted animal hospitals,
* operation an animal could need,
* primary vaccinations, deworming and flea & tick
Total treatment varies $200 and $1000 per animal.
Once the animal is settled in at the shelter, his or her monthly cost that varies between $30 to $50 which includes
*deworming every 3 months
*de-fleaing every month &
As for our three horses and donkey, their monthly expenses vary between $550 to $900 which include their medical care, their special diet and their daily upkeep.
The BETA shelter is supposed to be a halfway home for the animals but sadly and realistically many of our rescues who came in as puppies have spent their entire life with us, not knowing the comfort of a real home and the love of a real family.
Running two shelters is costly in any country but with the catastrophic circumstances that come with living in ours. Between the new rescues, the animals under our care and the everyday costs (rent, electricity bills, generator bills, water bills, and municipality fees) we are literally drowning in dept.
Monthly maintenance and general expenses of our shelters alone vary between $1200 to $1600.
Understandably enough with everything happening here, local donations are now limited if not none existent. We now solely depend on international help as we understand we are no longer seen as a priority.
100% of the donations go to the animals and their care.
Our animals thank you!