When new life is brought on to the earth, it is usually a cause of celebration and joy. But for the homeless animals on the streets of Lebanon, this means a large population of newly born kittens who face sickness, starvation, injuries, cruelty, and for many, death.
Located in the Chouf mountains, Ecovilalge was host to our recent PAL event. An hours drive from Beirut, and a short trip down a bumpy road in a four wheel drive truck, we arrived to the beautiful forested valley. Ecovillage is an ecotourism project great for education and bringing people closer to nature.
This week Animals Lebanon will be part of this uplifting social event. The Garden Show management sponsored the stand for AL, and their generosity gives us great exposure to the thousands of people who come to the five day outdoor event.
As Lebanon embarks into this historic era of peace, a great space is opening for the movements that develop a nation and make it a progressive one. We are on the verge of democratic elections, road safety regulations are coming into place to protect citizens, and now, more than ever, civil society is engaged in healthy discourse.
The month of February was full of happy endings for so many animals. While AL worked tirelessly rescuing animals ? almost 40 animals from the zoo and more than a dozen more cats and dogs ? we still managed to get 32 animals adopted in one month.
To continue to secure our place as a leading NGO, Animals Lebanon recently welcomed three new advisers. Each bringing the passion, expertise and talent to move Animals Lebanon forward, our advisers are community leaders who recognize how important animals are to every one of us.