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BETA and Best Friends Airlifting Lebanese Dogs to US

Finally, some good news out of the middle east! This story was reported on KRISTV. Dogs and cats left in Lebanon to be airlifted to...

Joy  |  Sep 25th 2006


Dogs Left In Evacuation Rescued

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Finally, some good news out of the middle east! This story was reported on KRISTV.

Dogs and cats left in Lebanon to be airlifted to U.S.

BEIRUT, Lebanon Their owners fled Lebanon weeks ago — now, hundreds of pets left behind are being airlifted out.

Some 300 dogs and cats will be flown to the United States tomorrow to be put up for adoption.

A group called Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals rounded up many of the pets left behind when foreigners and Lebanese with foreign passports evacuated in July and August.

The American group Best Friends is helping with the effort. It arranged a similar operation last year after Hurricane Katrina.

The animals will be housed temporarily at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. They’ll be given a health and behavior evaluation before being placed in homes.

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Follow this link to read another article about the Lebanese pets. This one’s on Dogster Parker’s Diary and came from MSNBC. Thanks to LBeasley for barking in about it!