Meet ‘STAR’: The Superheroes Saving Stray Animals in Syria
In a war-torn Syria, it is easy to imagine the horrors that humans have to endure on a daily basis. No imaging, however, can possibly compares to the savagery that is reality. This savagery of war is not something that only effects the loves of humans, it is something that also effects the lives of animals, and the entire ecosystem for that matter.
Given this brutish reality, Syrian municipalities had no other solution, aside from killing stray animals, by shooting or poisoning them. Indeed, if these animals escape such killings, they end up starving to death or getting run over by cars, and other types of vehicles.
In the middle of all of this, there is a compassionate team, who have taken it upon themselves to save those stray animals. The Syrian Team for Animal Rescue (STAR) is a no-kill shelter for injured and unwanted animals in Syria, covering Damascus and Rural Damascus. The organization rescues animals who suffered torture and abuse from people and provides them with shelter, food, medical care, and most importantly, it gives them love and keeps them safe.
Before STAR team’s official launch in May 2016, the team members were already trying to save stray animals with the limited resources they had. They brought these animals to live in their homes, payed for farms to host those animals, and even built them rooms with roofs. They then decided to officially launch STAR, in organized attempt to stop the killing of those animals, to save the lives of those animals, and to provide those animals with better living conditions.
STAR has successfully rescued more than 400 stray animals, but their journey is far from over. STAR depends totally on crowd funding, and they definitely need more help. The farm that STAR uses as a shelter for the animals is currently on sale. Consequently, they need funding to help them establish a new shelter.
WE SAID THIS: Click on this link to find out more about how you can help STAR; and remember, not all heroes wear capes.