Wild Life Of A Little Monster

Others are scared of me because of all the fun I have. Considered a vigilante by my Eponine.

War Victims

There's a million causes and a million places to donate money. I am not encouraging donations with this post. My aim only is to point out or to further connect animal-loving folks. Or at least to provide another reminder how much alike animal folks are, no matter where we reside, what language we speak, what religion we practice, or any number of other things.

Saw an AP story in The Kansas City Star today titled "Families flee, but pets stay." The article references BETA -- a group in Beirut that encourages the ethical treatment of animals. The group was established two years ago and is Lebanon's first animal welfare and rescue organization. According to the AP article, humans that were evacuated were prohibited by their embassies to take any pets with them on the helicopters and ships that rescued the folks. Here's a link to the AP story on The Washington Post's site. I think you don't have to register to view.

BETA reportedly had 113 dogs and about 100 cats sheltered on July 12 as the battle started. Volunteers are actually driving animals to farms and other spots through the shelling and bombing. There's plenty of other pets that have been left by locals and others as they flee the area. I can't even imagine.


At July 29, 2006 5:32 AM, Blogger craziequeen said...

You can't explain war, famine or devastation to animals.......

But everyone has a duty to protect them........

THe article reduced me to tears. All those poor confused animals.

Isn't it wonderful that all those volunteers are helping out, evacuating and feeding these poor creatures.

Let's pray the crisis ends soon - for all involved.


At July 30, 2006 1:06 PM, Blogger amy said...

mom said this made her very sad, but she's glad that some people are helping take care of and save the animals that got left.

we're asking mom if we can adopt a third brother or a sister.

bat & bandit.

At July 30, 2006 1:10 PM, Blogger amy said...

i told the boyz that we can't adopt a kitty from beirut because it's so far away and there are quarantine restrictions.

they were a bit sad, but then i told them we could be foster mom and foster brothers and send money to take care of a homeless kitty. they liked that idea.


At August 01, 2006 6:37 PM, Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

cq-the crisis there continues. We shouldn't give up hope that some kind of peace will materialize soon.

B&B-you are so kind to want to adopt a bro or sis. Leave it to your mom to be logical and find some legal restrictions. :)


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