We’re proud to have launched two new partnerships with shelters in Bethlehem and Gaza, where their stray dog population has reached crisis point. Dogs wander the streets in heartbreaking states of ill health and without the infrastructure to cope, people are turning to cruel and ineffective last resorts, such as lethal poisoning and live ammunition. That’s why we’re keen to help however we can.
Wild at Heart Foundation recognises the shared mission of two shelters working tirelessly on the front line: like us, both Bethlehem Animal Shelter and Sulala Society for Animal Care are keen to find long-term solutions. It’s important for us that projects such as these have a lasting impact, ensuring that our funding contributions are allocated where they’ll provide the greatest results. For Bethlehem and Gaza, this means sterilisation; the most effective and compassionate solution to an ever increasing stray dog population.
In early 2020, we sent an emergency donation to cover an urgent need for supplies in response to the detrimental impact of Covid-19. But with over 200 animals between them, we’re keen to help these shelters further. Shelter rebuild projects and sterilisation clinics are already in the planning stages, so it’s only a matter of time before travel restrictions are lifted and we can send a team out there to support further.