Having always put aside a % of my stock earnings to animal welfare NGOs, this time is a bit different. I recently got an entry accepted to the assignment, if by any chance it gets to one of the top 3 positions, the prize money will go to BETA :)
BETA (Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is currently going through crisis. I quote:
"Our shelter, the only official refuge in the country caring for hundreds of dogs and cats is facing one of its biggest challenges to date: In 10 days, our animals will starve!
This is the ugly truth; with 500 dogs and 150 cats to feed every month (which requires the amount of $10.000/month), the animals are faced with the risk of starvation if we do not pay our food provider who has been patient for too long!
This crisis is caused by 4 major factors:
- Scarce donations due to the political turmoil in the area and due to the fact that animals are still seen as a secondary issue that can be looked into once there's more stability in the country.
- People forgetting all about the animal they rescue once they feel he/she's safe, and the shelter becoming a dumping ground.
- The big number of animals (amounting to 650) who require medical care, spaying/neutering, vaccination, de-fleaing and food...
- The number of adoption requests decreasing with the rise of new groups who have very low adoption standards.
The situation is critical, and the same animals we have taken a vow to protect and care for might face a horrific fate if we do not come up with $40.000 within the next 10 days."
Here's a link to BETA's Fb page: BETA
if you want to learn more about this NGO or help the animals.
I already donated to help with the 10-day deadline and I'm rooting for my assignment entry to win for the additional funds!