Upon finding the household, the volunteers had a conversation with the dog’s owners, who signed an agreement to have the association foster the dog, Cooper, and find him a better home.
“The owners expressed regret at their handling of the dog, Cooper. After assessing the situation, the owners decided that it would be better off for Cooper if he were handed over into our custody,” stated the association on Twitter.
Additionally, the economic crisis also affected how Lebanese people treated their animals, as many had to get rid of their pets for not being able to afford their food and vaccination.
Even with the Animal Protection and Welfare law 47/2017, the security forces are not always taking the necessary measures against animal abusers, leaving their roles to many associations and organizations to step in and protect the animals.