Kinship Circle: [MIDDLE EAST] Forgotten Casualties Of War

July 17th, 2006 4:17 pm by Kelly Garbato

(Crossposted on KellyGarbato.com.)

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Jul 17, 2006 2:29 PM
Subject: [MIDDLE EAST] Forgotten Casualties Of War

If you receive this alert in duplicate, it is because you are subscribed to both Kinship Circle Primary List (animal issues worldwide) AND Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Relief List. While these two separate mail lists rarely overlap, we apologize for this inconvenience.

permission to crosspost

7/17/06: [MIDDLE EAST] Forgotten Casualties Of War
Disaster Rescue Needs & News
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

TO SEE PAST NEWSLETTERS, VISIT:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/katrina/vol_cover.html

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Resources & Where To Donate In War-Torn Middle East
2. More Forgotten Victims: Animals In Beirut Shelter
3. Emergency Appeal For Funding
4. Trying To Survive The Fighting In Lebanon
5. A Dog’s-Eye View of the Middle East and Beyond

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1. Resources & Where To Donate In War-Torn Middle East

Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA):
http://beta.beirut.com/

CHAI: Concern for Helping Animals in Israel:
http://www.chai-online.org/chai_is.htm

Alley Cat Rescue Mission In Israel:
http://www.saveacat.org/rescuemission.htm

Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals In Israel:
http://www.haifa-spca.org.il/
Israel, Ra’anana / ph: 972 9 774 5532
Israel, Tel Aviv / ph: 972 3 682 7621, 972 3 6810061, 972 3 5181420
Israel, Mifrad Haifa / ph: 972 4 729696
Israel, Jerusalem / ph: 972 2 585 1531

Let the Animals Live – Nonprofit organisation for animal shelter and aid:
http://letlive.org.il/english/home.php
Israel, Tel Aviv / ph: 972 3 647 5812, Evening: 972 3 5441735
Israel, Haifa / ph: 972 4 222874, 972 4 253094, 972 4 326060

Rehovot Society For The Protection Of Animals
http://www.israelpets.org/eng/
ph: 08-946-0135; email: rspa [at] israelpets.org

Animal Welfare Organizations, ISRAEL:
http://info.jpost.com/C005/Supplements/CafeOleh/animals.html#1

Worldwide Shelter Directory:
http://www.h4ha.org/shelters/

World Society For The Protection Of Animals:
http://www.wspa-usa.org/

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

2. More Forgotten Victims: Animals In Beirut Shelter

SOURCE: Veda Stram – veda [at] wavecable.com

Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA):
http://beta.beirut.com/

Veda Stram – veda [at] wavecable.com – writes, 7/14: Any financial assistance you can provide for the animal shelter in Beirut would be much appreciated.

Joelle Kanaan (BETA) joelle_k [at] idm.net.lb writes, 7/14: Our shelters, cats and dogs, are both situated in Beirut and the dog shelter in particular is very close to where they’ve been bombing lately. A rocket fell only about 1km away from the shelter at 4 am this morning and the dogs are ALL so very scared. They all have diarrhea now from fear and they’re not stopping barking.

The sad thing is that we don’t have any other place to move them to and boarding them in foster homes is also kind of impossible as we currently have 130 dogs at the dog shelter and 95 cats at our 2 cat shelters.

We urgently need financial help as we are stockpiling bags of food + bags of litter + medicines at the shelters and fundraising now is impossible in Lebanon… Pray for Lebanon and the poor voiceless animals in it!

DONATE ONLINE: http://beta.beirut.com/donate.php

Joelle Kanaan, Co-Founder, BETA
Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA)
Beirut, Lebanon
http://beta.beirut.com

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

3. Emergency Appeal For Funding

SOURCE: BETA – Animals [at] Beirut.com

BETA – Animals [at] Beirut.com – writes, 7/15: War in Lebanon threatens the lives of hundreds of rescued animals. Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA) is a registered charity actively working on animal welfare issues in Lebanon.

Since its inception, BETA has been at the forefront of the battle to ensure animals are respected and cared for in Lebanon. Now a registered NGO, BETA has rescued over 500 stray and abused cats and dogs, founded Lebanon’s first
cat and dog shelters while spaying / neutering almost half of its rescued animals. A pioneer in its field, BETA has also found homes for many of its rescued animals. We now have three separate shelters caring for more than 130 dogs and 100 cats.

As we hope you are all aware, sadly the country of Lebanon is now at war. The country is under attack and in the last two days the only international airport has been completely destroyed, foreign warships are now stationed in its sea ports, and the main roads to Syria are now in ruins. Lebanon is effectively cut off from the rest of the world, it is nearly impossible to enter or leave the country and trade has come to a halt.

The necessary goods to care for our animals are becoming more difficult to find, and what is available is now becoming more expensive due to their scarcity.

BETA and the animals in its care urgently need your help. With the country shut down, all of our in-country fundraising projects have been forced to stop.

Many of us are quite literally risking our lives to visit each shelter and care for the animals early in the morning and again before nightfall. The dog shelter is located on the border of Dahye (a block street from Dahye), a suburb where many of the attacks are taking place. The shelter is in sustained danger and many of the dogs are visibly suffering due to the ongoing noise and near destruction. Trips to our cat shelters take us through a large part of Beirut and the attacks and destruction continue making this more difficult and dangerous.

We urgently need funding to get the animals through this period, most of our normal fundraising options have been forced to stop, and we are now calling on you to help support these animals. While cash donations will be the most effective to get us through these days, we are also in need of cat and dog food as well as cat litter. Our vet is still donating his services for free but donations of medications are extremely helpful.

While we realize this is a trying time for all people in Lebanon, we do ask that you assist with this urgent appeal and recognize the importance of the lives of these animals. Thank you for your support and with your help these animals will be able to get through this without having to suffer more than they already have.

For bank details and more information on how to help, contact:
maggy_sha [at] yahoo.com, joelle_k [at] idm.net.lb, animals [at] beirut.com

Or view our website http://beta.beirut.com

”We exist solely on the kindness of your adoptions, donations and assistance”
–BETA team * BETA is a an officially recognized charity #205/AD

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

4. Trying To Survive The Fighting In Lebanon

SOURCE: Michaela Newell – mnewell [at] hn.ozemail.com.au
http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/
anpeople [at] whidbey.com

BERUIT (ANIMAL PEOPLE)–The young Lebanese humane movement is struggling to avoid becoming a collateral casualty of the July 12 Israeli invasion of Lebanon in pursuit of Hezbollah militia members, who raided Israel earlier in the day.

“I just came back from two weeks in Lebanon, and by chance left just two hours before the airport was destroyed,” Kenya-based wildlife trafficking investigator Jason Mier emailed to ANIMAL PEOPLE.

Mier has worked closely since January 2006 with Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to facilitate several rescues of illegally obtained and exhibited nonhuman primates. “I am speaking to BETA twice a day by phone,” Mier said.

“Lebanon is now at war,” affirmed an emergency appeal from BETA. “We are effectively cut off from the rest of the world. The necessary goods to care for our animals are becoming more difficult to find, and what is available is now becoming more expensive due to scarcity. With the country shut down, all of our in-country fundraising has been forced to stop.

“Many of us are quite literally risking our lives to visit our shelters early in the morning and again before nightfall,” BETA continued. “The dog shelter is located on the border of Dahye, a suburb where many of the attacks are taking place. The shelter is in sustained danger. Many of the 130 dogs are visibly suffering. Trips to our cat shelters take us through a large part of Beirut. Attacks and destruction continue making this more difficult and dangerous.”

BETA houses about 100 cats, divided between two locations.

BETA was formed in 2004 through the collaboration of five individual activists, Hania Jurdak, Marguerite Shaarawai, Katia Sleiman, Joelle Kanaan, and Sylvie La Voie, who had all been working alone, assisted by Beirut veterinarian Ali Hemadeh.

CONTACT:
maggy_sha [at] yahoo.com, joelle_k [at] idm.net.lb, animals [at] beirut.com
Or view website: http://beta.beirut.com

Postal contact has been disrupted by the fighting.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

5. A Dog’s-Eye View of the Middle East and Beyond

SOURCE: http://dogsinthenews.com/issues/0205/articles/020522b.htm

(Israel, West Bank, Afghanistan) — Do you ever wonder what dogs think about these crazy humans who seem to be so involved with driving tanks and launching giant sticks?

We can only guess. As the Middle East Crisis and other violent conflicts rip through Southwest Asia, the silent observers—the dogs—form an eerie, omniscient presence.

mideast-israel

“Phew. For a minute, I thought it was Animal Control. OK, everyone… as you were.”

Armored personnel carriers pass by stray dogs during the daily curfew imposed by the Israeli army in the West Bank town of Nablus. (Photo: 5 Apr. 2002, Pavel Wolberg / AP)

http://www.DogsInTheNews.com

mideast-kabul

“And they tell me I’m not supposed to dig holes!”

A stray dog looks on as International Security Assistance Force Peacekeeper Lance Cpl. Aaron Hayward, of Bury St. Edmonds, England, keeps evening watch over crime-plagued west Kabul in Afghanistan. (Photo: 6 Apr. 2002, Suzanne Plunkett / AP)

http://www.DogsInTheNews.com

mideast-cattank

“Ah, now there’s something worth fighting over.”

A cat walks under an Israeli tank stationed inside PaIestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s compound in the besieged West Bank city of Ramallah. (Photo: 5 Apr. 2002, Jerome Delay / AP)

http://www.DogsInTheNews.com

mideast-palestine

“OK, that was a little too close.”

Palestinian militants were blamed for this Quassam rocket attack that hit an Israeli town in March, miraculously leaving this one terrier unscathed. As Christopher Walken said (playing the role of Gabriel, the Angel of Death in the 1997 film The Prophecy II): “Try not to hit the dog.” (Photo: AFP)

http://www.DogsInTheNews.com

www.DogsInTheNews.com is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate and inform the public of canine issues and dog-related topics throughout the world. In general, any organization sharing this goal will be granted the right to reproduce and redistribute the information contained in this website free of charge, provided that

1. the material will not be sold or used for commercial purposes, and

2. credit will be noted for the appropriate source(s) (e.g. www.DogsInTheNews.com or www.TheDogNet.com).

If you would like to use any material contained in this website for such purposes as described above and according to said terms but are not sure if you meet the listed requirements, don’t hesitate to send us an email message at DogsInTheNews [at] TheDogNet.com (or use our on-line contact form).

All material contained herein is © 2001-2002 Canine Nation.

**************************************************

Shannon Moore July 22, 1969 ~ May 31, 2006
http://memoriesofshannon.blogspot.com/

**************************************************

Caring about innocent animals caught in Katrina’s wrath
doesn’t diminish human suffering. It makes us human.

**************************************************

TO SUBSCRIBE TO KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF LIST:
info [at] kinshipcircle.org or kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
IN YOUR EMAIL, STATE:
–SUBSCRIBE TO KC ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF LIST
–IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF LOUISIANA

TO UNSUBSCRIBE:
PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR JUNK MAIL FILTER!

* Select a Kinship Circle ALERT received in your mailbox.
* Hit “FORWARD”
* Enter kinshipcircle [at] brick.net and send. [Type UNSUBSCRIBE in your subject line].

Make sure “To” and “From” lines from our original alert are in your email, LIKE THIS:

—–Original Message—–
From: Kinship Circle
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 11:34 AM
To: 7. KINSHIP CIRLE Animal Disaster Relief List
Subject: [GULF COAST] Volunteers Still Needed in New Orleans

**************************************************

BEAR WITNESS. SPEAK. DEMAND. ACT.
Kinship Circle – Action Campaigns I Literature I Voice For Animals
Nonprofit working in animal protection/cruelty + animal disaster relief campaigns
Brenda Shoss, president: info [at] kinshipcircle.org or kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/katrina/katrina.html

Kinship Circle is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
DONATE ONLINE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/donations.html
We are grateful for your support!

*DISCLAIMER: The information in these alerts is verified with the original source. Kinship Circle does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information or for the consequences of its use. Nothing in this email is intended to encourage illegal action in whatever country you are reading it in. Kinship Circle does not engage in, nor support, any form of harassment or unlawful activity. Nothing in this alert serves to promote such conduct.

*Kinship Circle cannot guarantee the validity of email addresses. During a campaign, recipients may change or disable their email addresses.

Be Sociable, Share!

Filed under , , , , ,

Leave a Reply