In the past, The Humane Society of Canada has worked with concerned individuals and organizations to help animals in the Middle East. In times of strife and social unrest, animals are often the forgotten victims and would have been once more in Beirut and the Northern Israel had it not been for the heroic efforts of dedicated individuals working to rescue them.

The HSC has made a donation both CHAI (Concern for Helping Animals in Israel) and BETA (Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to provide food, water, shelter and veterinary care to assist with their efforts to rescue the animal victims of the current crisis.

In relating his past experiences of working in the Middle East, HSC Executive Director Michael O’Sullivan says ”As someone who has worked in such situations, we acknowledge their courage and determination to make certain that animals are not the forgotten victims.”

CHAI, their local partners and BETA are beacons of hope in this part of the world and they rely entirely on donations to support their life saving work to help animals. However, as you can imagine, raising funds to help animals in a war zone is a challenge.

They are always in need of desperately needed funds to rescue and treat sick, injured animals of all descriptions. Working with older equipment and always short on supplies, they perform miracles for these animals.

In challenging a world whose attitudes and conditions often defy human hope, with your help we can make a difference.

Help us and the animals beat incredible odds by sending in your life-saving donation today. The Humane Society of Canada is a registered charitable organization that relies entirely on donations to support our programs to protect animals and nature. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for tax purposes. If you would like a donation please click here.

The following summary & photos have been provided by BETA and CHAI

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Since the 12th of July 2006, the BETA team has been struggling to alleviate the suffering of Lebanon’s neediest animals Abandoned puppies drink from containers provided by CHAI/Hakol Chai

CONTACT: Al Hickey or Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at

[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has 6 grandchildren.

A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 95 countries during the last 35 years helping people, animals and nature.]

The Humane Society works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. They carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, fund non-invasive scientific research, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.

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