The street dogs of Lebanon need our help. Decades of intrinsic beliefs in the utter inferiority of dogs has led to a culture of cruelty, neglect and often deeply-shocking violence. The levels of abuse in Lebanon are some of the worst we’ve ever witnessed: dogs tied up and used as target practice; puppies thrown from rooftops and balconies; life-threatening wounds inflicted for ‘sport’ or malicious curiosity.
The situation is clear: we need to open our eyes, to wake up to the atrocities taking place, and fight back against the cruelty. Please help us on our mission to end this systematic suffering
Last year, Wild at Heart Foundation began their work in Lebanon by rescuing Maggie and Solo from atrocious conditions. Despite the horrific injuries these dogs had suffered, they have gone on to become the most loving, loyal and inspiring pets here in the UK. They demonstrate resilience and forgiveness in their every day, and they prove that all dogs - no matter how unfortunate their start in life may be, no matter how “damaged” they may appear - are capable of boundless love.
So when our partner on the ground reached out about a further five dogs in urgent need of rescuing, we were proud and truly inspired to return and continue our rescue work. Our five 2019 rescues are all looking forever homes:
If you think you can offer a permanent home to one of our Lebanese rescues (or potentially provide a stable foster home to support this process), we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out and Adoption Form and reach out to Olivia, our Head of Adoption, on adopt@wildatheartfoundation.
In spite of their injuries, wounds and setbacks, every single one has nothing but love to give. But, sadly, these dogs are just the tip of the iceberg…
Here at Wild at Heart Foundation, we are committed to implementing a long-term, dedicated campaign to combat the atrocities taking place in the country, to creating lasting and meaningful change. In order to fight back, we need people to pay attention. To see. Our mission is to get to the root of the problem: to rescue those dogs in the most urgent need of care, to establish a spay and neuter programme to reduce the numbers of unwanted dogs being born into a life of systematic abuse; and, crucially, to educate communities - especially children - as to the responsibility they have to care for their canine population.
But we can't do this without your help. Please, help us by sharing, spreading awareness, and donating what you can. Thank you x
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