It’s no secret many of us dream of a a visa to live and work abroad. Lebanese folks with dual citizenships are often seen as the lucky ones, and even a good catch if you’re looking to get married. This sad reality isn’t just for Lebanon’s humans though, it’s also applicable to Lebanon’s shelter dogs.
BETA’s shelter is full, but local adoption rates are very low. The fact that most dogs are not puppies, pure-bred or have a permanent injury because of abuse from Lebanese people, means that many dogs don’t find a loving home here. Also, BETA has a no-kill policy, which means dogs that never get adopted are not killed like in other animal shelters.
So, BETA has decided to ask expats and foreign folks to adopt their dogs. They launched a website, www.xpatpets.com in hopes of both encouraging local adoption, and finding a loving home for these cutie pies anywhere around the world.
I really hope this encourages some of you to adopt a doggie, or at least donate or volunteer whatever you can. And if you’re abroad, consider this, and just look at their adorable faces <3