We are currently working on our INDIEGOGO crowdfunding campaign in partnership with CROWDiscover, after being contacted by Mr. Mike Channa and his team, who were deeply moved by the animal welfare conditions in Serbia and approached BETA to begin a strong campaign at an international scale. With their guidance and support and sincere engagement from our team, BETA continues to progress and we are keenly looking forward to the launch of our campaign.
Crowdfunding is our resort to raise awareness for the vast array of problems that plague animal rights and we sincerely hope that people from all over the world would join us in our mission to improve animal welfare in Serbia and beyond. Please join our movement and help us spread the word, your contribution and involvement can save and impact the lives of all stray animals.
Please contribute to our mission to improve animal welfare in Serbia. DOWNLOAD this image, print it and take a photograph or a selfie while holding it. Then upload it to your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account and use the hashtags #BetaSerbia #CROWDiscover. Or simply use the hashtags with a hand-written note and join the movement.
As the biggest city and the capital of Serbia, behind the flora and fauna it is unfortunately also home to the largest population of stray animals. Our Belgrade branch thrives in a very complicated environment.
Our first established branch operates in the administrative centre of Eastern Serbia, constantly catering to a large scale problem of mass growth of newly abandoned animals along with the rest of the activities.
Very few cities in Serbia have shelters for stray animals. A large number of them that are rescued by us are fostered in paid pensions or temporary shelters, until they are adopted. These must be paid monthly and if we can't pay the monthly fees, the animals are usually returned to the streets as the local authorities do not care.
Prompt response is important to our daily activities and as such we use our registered vehicles to provide the necessary assistance. However, our vehicles are in a shocking state after being regularly used for over 15 years for constant animal transport. Sufficient funds would help us to provide new vehicles, thereby increasing our efficiency.
All the rescued animals are fed every day in our temporary shelters. Their diet varies according to the size of the animal, but a lot of them require large quantities of food as they are usually aged animals that were abandoned on the streets. Hence, regular supply of dog food, cat food, other dietary requirements and equipment is essential.
Authorised vets cater to the medical needs of rescued animals. Vet bills are by far the largest part of our budget and also a huge area of concern. Funds are spent on the treatment of thousands of rescued animals. Major costs include spaying and neutering of stray animals, vaccinations, medicaments and veterinary operations which are performed on a regular basis.
Spay/Neutering is an effective method of population control of stray animals. Constant growth of newly abandoned animals requires measures for them to be spayed or neutered promptly so that there isn't a second generation of stray animals on the streets. It also prevents packs of abandoned animals chasing female dogs.
As a volunteer run organisation, we are always on the lookout for volunteers who can then be trained appropriately to join our team. Our team consists of people from all walks of life with a passion to help animals and these people not only work on the field with animals, but also carry out a vast array of tasks, such as social media marketing and management.