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La solidarité s’organise pour les animaux de Beyrouth

BEIRUT, LEBANON - AUGUST 9, 2020: A rescuer with a dog at the site of a search and rescue operation in the city port. A massive explosion ripped through the port area of Beirut on August 4, the resulting shockwave hitting tens of nearby buildings, killing at least 154 citizens, injuring 5,000, leaving another 300,000 homeless. According to the Lebanese Ministry of Interior, welding works triggered the combustion of more than 2,700t of ammonium nitrate seized by the customs six years ago and stored in the port area all the while. Maxim Grigoryev/TASS (Photo by Maxim GrigoryevTASS via Getty Images)

Deux semaines après qu’une explosion dévastatrice ait ravagé la capitale libanaise, la solidarité n’en finit pas de s’organiser autour de Beyrouth, et les animaux de la ville ne sont pas en reste: le Fonds International pour la Protection des Animaux (IFAW) s’est en effet associé à Animals Lebanon pour leur venir en aide.

Objectif: sauver les animaux des décombres, fournir des soins vétérinaires d’urgence aux animaux blessés et réunir les animaux avec leur famille. Des actions qui peuvent sembler triviales face à temps de dévastation et de pertes humaines, mais pour des personnes qui ont tout perdu et ont vu leur appartement réduit en cendres, retrouver leur animal de compagnie peut tout changer souligne Fabrice Renard, inspecteur général de la SRPA de Liège et lui-même dépêché pour une mission similaire après l’explosion de la rue Léopold en janvier 2010.

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One week after the Beirut Blast and our team continue to find animals in distress Animals Lebanon team has been on the ground since day one organizing search teams for all the displaced pets during this horrific disaster. Over 200 volunteers have been with us on the ground, coming from all over Lebanon and we are so grateful for their amazing support! Our efforts have reunited over 90 animals with their guardians. So many of the guardians have been injured and were so happy to see their pets again. We are providing food and medical care for the pets of the families who were affected by the blast. There are still many rescued animals we are temporarily caring for, those that have guardians who have passed away or guardians that cannot currently care for them and strays that were injured during the blast. People continue to call on us hourly to help rescue their own pets who got stuck or lost during the explosion. Our Search and Rescue Team will be on the ground today and all this week Gathering point – next to Hawa chicken Ashrafieh/Tabaris – our tent is set up in the small garden after hawa chicken Time – 1 pm Contact us at contact@animalslebanon.org for help if: – You are looking for your lost pet – If there is an injured animal. we will cover the cost – You need food and supplies for your pet – You have found a pet that you believe belongs to someone To help us continue our mission please DONATE through PayPal – https://www.animalslebanon.org/get-involved/more-ways-to-give ❤️Our hearts will always be with the people, those who got affected, those who lost people, those who were injured and those who lost their homes❤️ Dog in photo was found among the rubble by the civil defense team and we are looking for his guardians. Photo credit Jana Zein. #beirutblast #lebanon #searchandrescue #Alsearchandrescue #animalsearchandrescue #animalrescue #animalwelfare #animalslebanon

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104 animaux ont déjà retrouvé leur famille à Beyrouth

À l’heure d’écrire ces lignes, l’équipe de volontaires dépêchée à Beyrouth a passé plus de 5 000 heures sur le terrain et répondu à plus de 350 demandes de sauvetage faites par les habitants qui recherchent leurs compagnons à poils. « La réaction des personnes qui soutiennent nos efforts a été extraordinaire, tant sur le terrain que dans le monde entier. Plus de 289 bénévoles ont rejoint Animals Lebanon, participant à la recherche, aux sauvetages, à l’accueil et à la réunification. Nous sommes très reconnaissants envers les personnes qui sont intervenues pour nous aider » s’enthousiasme l’IFAW, qui fait un bilan plus qu’encourageant des efforts.

Jusqu’à présent, 104 animaux ont été réunis avec leur famille, mais nous savons qu’il reste d’autres familles à réunir. C’est ce qui nous permet de continuer notre travail : voir des familles ensemble, réunies pour qu’elles puissent se réconforter mutuellement alors qu’elles guérissent de cette tragédie inimaginable ».

Une tragédie qui a impacté directement Animals Lebanon, dont les bureaux, situés à 3 kilomètres de l’explosion, n’ont pas été épargnés par l’impact. Qu’à cela ne tienne: malgré les dégats, leurs équipes se sont immédiatement mobilisées 24/7 pour secourir les animaux de compagnie en détresse et apporter ainsi un peu de réconfort nécessaire à leurs propriétaires. Bon à savoir si vous avez de la famille sur place: en plus des opérations de recherche et de sauvetage en cours, Animals Lebanon a créé une cellule pour que les propriétaires signalent les animaux perdus ou demandent si leur animal fait partie de ceux que l’équipe a déjà secourus.

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Pets and strays continue to need help after the Beirut Blast As the days after the blast go past, the number of pets and strays that need help is not reducing and more animals need help and rescue, either directly of indirectly affected. A kitten was stuck in one of the most difficult places we have encountered. Our team tried with rappel experts, tried bringing down a soft carrier and after 4 hours of work they were able to get her out using a rope! He is getting treatment and is now resting & seems to be content with his bed. Five orphan kittens that lost their mom and had eye infection have been cleaned up, given some milk and now at a foster home getting the care they need. One of the lost pets was finally trapped! Her guardian’s home was destroyed and he was injured. He asked for our help to find her. Our team has been going every day until they saw her and set up a trapping cage. Today after two weeks, she was finally caught. She will be in our care until her guardian recovers. One of the dogs we rescued right after the blast who lost her guardian is now enjoying the safety of a foster home and made friends with the resident dog. Animals Lebanon team has been on the ground since day one organizing search teams for all the displaced pets during this horrific disaster. Over 250 volunteers have been with us on the ground, coming from all over Lebanon and we are so grateful for their amazing support! In addition to a team of international vets helping us in treating some of the severely injured animals. We have been and continue to provide food and medical care for the pets of the families who were affected by the blast. There are still many rescued animals we are temporarily caring for, those that have guardians who have passed away or guardians that cannot currently care for them and many strays that were injured during the blast. Contact us at contact@animalslebanon.org for help if: – You are looking for your lost pet – If there is an injured animal. we will cover the cost – You need food and supplies for your pet – You have found a pet that you believe belongs to someone Help us continue – animalslebanon.org/beirutexplosion #animalslebanon

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Pour signaler un animal perdu ou un survivant errant, envoyez un e-mail à contact@animalslebanon.org. Et pour soutenir les efforts entrepris sur place, vous pouvez faire un don ici. Moyennant 42€, vous contribuez aux soins vétérinaires d’un animal blessé, tandis que 85€ permettent, eux, de financer un chenil d’urgence pour protéger les animaux sauvés pendant le transport et pour subvenir aux besoins des propriétaires qui ont tout perdu.

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