For a good cause

posted on 10th of june, 2016

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!


Comments (16)

Posted by Helgardas on February 02, 2017
Very nice. Good luck!
Posted by Elianehaykal on February 01, 2017
Thanks, now working towards helping move 10 cats to the US: LINK
Posted by Helgardas on February 01, 2017
This is a nice intention :)
Posted by Eternalfour on August 23, 2016
Always a good thing to do something good, its always best to do our best to acquire such a noble aim. Hope you reach that aim and good luck for now and later :)
Posted by Elianehaykal on July 12, 2016
Thanks for those who voted and congrats to the winners :) From now on, if I ever get a winner in an assignment, the prize money will be for animal welfare NGO's!
Posted by Qiwoman01 on July 01, 2016
I voted, good luck!!
Posted by Pet548 on June 28, 2016
Good luck!
Posted by Pamjreynolds on June 18, 2016
Good luck Eliane, I hope you do well. Brilliant image. Take care x
Posted by Elianehaykal on June 15, 2016
Thank you all :) Here's a good update!
@Qiwoman01: yes it counts as soon as entries get accepted, which I always thought of as a bit biased towards the oldest accepted photos, no?
Posted by Qiwoman01 on June 15, 2016
Love the street performer photo! I was wondering if we vote on an image now, does it count, anyone know? I wasn't sure if we needed to wait until voting is announced. Thanks!
Posted by Julietta24 on June 14, 2016
I voted! Good luck!
Posted by Ciaobucarest on June 13, 2016
already added !
Posted by Victordiola on June 13, 2016
Good luck :-)
Posted by Elianehaykal on June 12, 2016
This really is the nicest community :)
Posted by Gauravjdp2014 on June 11, 2016
I will also vote for your image.....and if i have some money i will provide to beta..
Posted by Picstudio on June 11, 2016
Great. I will surely vote for you.

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