One thing we know about Lebanon is that it is full of heroes without medals. Not all heroes wear capes… most are not even recognized or acknowledged.
They are those who are doing the best they can where little or none is done, sacrificing in the shadow of the unknown, at their own risk, seeking no glory, and making an important difference.
We are determined to give every hero his or her credit. After we’ve met the 88-year-old man from Tripoli who is sheltering dogs abandoned during the pandemic, we got introduced to Anthony Abihanna.
This down-to-earth man, a graduate from Collège des Frères Maristes Champville and Université de Bordeaux (France), has been dedicating himself to saving mistreated dogs, and sheltering and taking care of them.
His personal mission goes beyond an act of humanity, and his story is one of unlimited dedication, and you’ll see why.
Anthony has put all his material possessions into creating a shelter for stray dogs. He meets his dogs’ needs all on his own; it is never easy, but it is done with love.
If you would like to get a glimpse at how far Anthony is willing to go to take care of vulnerable dogs, watch this video:
This land was loaned to him by the Wakef of a local church, but his neighbors had a problem with the barking, so he moved his shelter a one hour ride away.
“I’ll do anything for my dogs,” Anthony told The961, “my dogs are the most important thing to me in life. It was crazy that the church asked me to move, after all, I’m doing a humanitarian action and all religions call on us to take care of the weak.”
FIFI was pregnant when rescued by Marwa Hussein and ten days later she gave birth to those beautiful puppies you see . Thsnk you Marwa for trusting us with FIFI