In Turkey, animals without a owner will be fed by the authorities during the pandemic. Order from Turkey's interior ministry
Animals without a owner in Turkey will not die of hunger as long as the world is isolated in houses, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ankara government has decided, the BBC writes, to provide local authorities with food, water and sanitation for hundreds of thousands of wild cats and dogs across the country.
The Interior Minustry has issued a directive by which local councils must, during the coronavirus pandemic, to buy food for the animals without a owner and to bring food and water everywhere where cats and stray dogs are. City halls must provide food and shelter for animals.
Suleyman Soylu also decided that the state employees should take care of the disinfection of the shelters and the improvised huts. Normally, the animals without a shelter in Turkey are fed by activists and volunteers, but they are now isolated at homes because of the epidemic.
In Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey alone, there are 162,970 cats without a owner and 128,900 lonely dogs. The directive has been praised in the media and on social networks.
And on April 5, local authorities in the Bayrampasa district posted pictures on the official Twitter page of employees feeding the animals on the street.
And Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul also supports the initiative. Also in April, he posted a photo of him with a dog and a message for all animal lovers.
Meet Bruce Willis. No, it's not a courageous actor who plays the tough guy in action movies, but a cat, who, perhaps, had the saddest face of all. But he was lucky, and he found a loving home where he was able to turn into a completely different cat.
Bruce Willis, roamed the streets for many years until, at the age of 6, he ended up in a local shelter.
The cat looked so sad and in his eyes was read the struggle for survival, which he waged for many years, wandering the streets.
He suffered from battle scars, an eye injury, chipped teeth, and an immunodeficiency.
Mr. Willis, 6, suffered from serious health problems, including scars, eye trauma, chipped teeth and a positive feline immunodeficiency virus test, which led to upper respiratory infections while at the shelter.
But the most heartbreaking thing about this cat was the sad look in his eye.
Weeks passed, and Mr. Willis was still at the orphanage and no one wanted to take him.
Despite his shabby appearance and unfortunate fate, he was "the sweetest and most affectionate boy," but he could not find a family willing to take care of him.
Until one day, a girl named Sandra saw him on Instagram.
Sandra saw a post about Bruce Willis on the Minnesota Animal Welfare Instagram account and her heart sank.
The girl was not going to make a furry friend, especially considering that under the lease agreement she could not have a pet, but she regularly visited the cat at the shelter in the hope that he would find his man.
“When I first saw the pictures of Mr. Willis, he looked so sad. I knew there was nothing I could do about it, since my lease did not allow for a pet, and I had no plans to have a cat myself. But I went to the shelter to visit him. In real life, he looked even sadder, and I had to leave after just a couple of minutes, because it was too heartbreaking. But I could not forget him, so I regularly came to visit the unfortunate cat. I really hoped that someone would adopt him, but he was there, week after week, ”said Sandra.
After a month, Sandra still managed to convince the homeowner that Mr. Willis deserves a loving home and he made an exception for her.
“The next day I brought him home. In a couple of hours, Bruce went from being the saddest cat to the happiest. He purred all night and did not leave me. "
In just a year of living with Sandra, the ginger cat has changed beyond recognition.
“I have had it for a year now, and we have had ups and downs. Mr. Willis was very sick for a while and we had to go to the vet all the time. Fortunately, he was able to defeat all infections, and now he is a happy and healthy cat. "
And you can see it on his face!
Bruce Willis and his loving mistress Sandra.
One homeless dog almost set a world record when she gave birth to a litter of 20 puppies on Tuesday. The Guinness Book of World Records says the largest litter of puppies born is 24.
The mother of the litter, Luna, was found in Winona, picked up by Smith County Animal Control, and taken to their shelter.
Luna’s labor started Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. but by 1:30 p.m. she was not doing well and emergency surgery was required. Dr. Roy Wilmeth of Kingdom Vet Clinic in Flint, delivered the puppies.
Eighteen of the litter survived. The emergency surgery cost $1200 and animal rescue group, Because4Paws, covered the surgical costs and care of the puppies.
Luna’s new family has now been moved to a temporary foster home where the puppies are bottle-fed every two hours.
Luna and her 18 puppies will eventually need a new, permanent home.
Over 100 dogs and puppies are picked up by officials from Smith County Animal Control on a monthly basis. Luna, a Heeler/Lab mix is one of those dogs.
The Smith County Animal Shelter currently has 68 additional dogs available for adoption. Adoptions are free.
Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions (and sometimes even to our detriment), but this is always justified if it is for a good cause. This story took place in Mexico, where the organization Mascotas Coyoacán, helping to find lost pets and looking for a home for abandoned and homeless animals, received a message about a dog tied to a bench in a park. Arriving at the scene, they found a frightened dog lying on a bench with a note. This note was written by a child who was forced to do this to his dog Max because his parents mistreated him.
Mascotas Coyoacá received a report about a dog tied to a park bench with a note next to it
“On November 22nd, one of my employees from Mascotas Coyoacán received a report about a dog tied to a park bench with a note next to it. Passers-by found the dog at 8 am, and we were notified of it only at 3 pm. We already started to think that someone had already saved the dog, but to our surprise, when we arrived, the dog was still there, surrounded by people trying to feed him from afar, because at that moment he was behaving rather aggressively, ” said the head of the organization Marcela.
There was a note written by a child next to the dog.
The note was written in Spanish and it spoke of a dog named Max.
Translation of the text of the note:
“Hi, please take me, I'm Max. Please, I'm asking you to take this dog home and take care of it. It is very painful for me to leave my dog here, but I made this decision because my family constantly mistreated her and it was painful for me to see her suffer in bad conditions. If you are reading this and your heart is beating faster, please take it and take care of it. If not, please leave this note in place for others to read and collect the dog. Thanks."
Soon, the staff of the organization realized that Max's aggression was just a manifestation of his fear.
“With the help of a video call, we contacted a trainer who always helps us with animals that have problems with aggression. He told us how to get the dog off the bench, since it would not let anyone near her. "
It took them two hours to get Max off the bench
Through a video call, the trainer told how to put the loop on the dog's neck so that the staff could safely untie the chain from the bench
Max soon calmed down, but was still very afraid of those around him. His saviors took a walk with him so that he could get comfortable and start to be more trusting in them.
“As soon as we managed to get him out of there, he stopped being aggressive, but we had to tread carefully. I took a walk with him to build his confidence and help him get rid of his fear. And then we went to the car "
Marcela decided to change the name of the dog, calling him Boston, because the name Max was associated with the poor thing only with bad things.
“When he got into the car, he lay down not on the seat, but on the floor, as if trying to hide. By that time, he was calmer, but still scared. "
"We managed to find a garage so that Boston could sleep in it until we find a better place for it, because we don't have our own shelter."
"Every time we save the dogs, we pay for their accommodation until they find a permanent home, and since it was Sunday and it was very late, we would not be able to contact the owner of the property."
“My team prepared the place, and before I got out of the car, I started stroking him, showing that life is not only aggression, so he relaxed and confided in me”
“While in the garage, I sat down on a chair and sat him next to me. I began to pay more attention to him, and when I felt more confident, I took off my protective glove and began to stroke him with my hands. "
“Then I sat down on the floor, and he pressed against my feet. Then I realized that he had become "mine" and would not do anything to me "
"We realized that he was more afraid of men than women, which gave us the idea that whoever mistreated him might be a man."
"Only a week later he began to get used to us and understand that people are a source of joy, not aggression."
“A week later, when he already knew us, we sent him to an intensive school for 6 days. He rode alone in a taxi. We thought that it would be better this way, because he would have to face his fears and see that not only there would be no problems next to me, but that there was no danger in communicating with other people either. There he learned the basics of obedience, interacted with other dogs, and also learned a few commands such as sit and lie down. "
Boston was almost taken away, but the man returned it after 24 hours because the dog was still very withdrawn and did not like other dogs
"We offered the person to solve this problem with the help of a trainer, but he refused."
“At the moment, Boston is still looking for a loving home. He shares a house with 14 other dogs. The owner of this house lives with his father and loves animals. He loves Boston and Boston loves him. Every day they go out for a walk and play. "
We really hope that this adorable little dog will soon find a permanent home with a loving owner.
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