American University of Beirut

 AUB Cats Fund

​​​​​​​​​Cats are a familiar presence on the AUB campus. The university has institutionalized a pioneering policy to keep them – and the environment – healthy by feeding the cats regularly and providing them with medical care. This includes ensuring that the cats are regularly neutered and spayed to keep the cat population under control. 

AUB’s “cat policy​” is rooted in the belief that in order to protect the environment, we must protect all of the elements of the environment. We are inspired also by the belief that animals have rights that need to be respected. 

In 2019, the Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA) was established. The aim of this student club is to protect animals from physical and emotional abuse. Faculty, staff, and student volunteers have worked closely with SETA to protect, and informally raise funds for, cats on campus and in our immediate neighborhood.

We are working together also to feed and procure food for the cats. As a result of this collaboration, we have been able to secure better-quality cat food, install new feeding tubes to replace the informal and unhygienic distribution of piles of food, and reinstate the on-campus cat clinic.

Unfortunately, the value of the generous donations we have received in the past is declining because of the terrible economic circumstances in Lebanon. At the same time, the cost of cat food is rising. We need your help.

Your donations will:

    • Keep our campus a safe and healthy place for cats.
    • Provide the new cat clinic with the medications and equipment that are needed.
    • ​Enable us to pay staff an adequate wage to carry out basic and essential veterinary tasks. 

We are proud that we have pioneered an approach that has been adopted by other educational institutions – and by entire neighborhoods in Beirut. 

We care for animals – on campus, in our neighborhood, and in our city.

You can show that you care too by making a donation to the AUB Cats Fund.

  • For online donations originating from:

  • For electronic bank transfers outside Lebanon, please use CITI Fresh Dollar account information below:

    Bank Name: JP Morgan Chase, NA
    Bank Address: 4 Chase MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11245
    Account Name: American University of Beirut
    Routing Number: 021000021
    Account Number: 005-022622
    Designation: AUB Cats Fund

In order to facilitate transfers within Lebanon, please contact us on

  • ​​​​For check donations please make checks payable to AUB Cats Fund and mail to:​
​Office of Development
American University of Beirut
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8​th Floor​
New York, NY 100​17​
​Office of Development
American University of Beirut
Bliss Street, P O Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon​​

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