For the past 10 years she has made it her life's work to rescue the street dogs in Turkey. Her dream was to build a shelter, rescue dogs and rehome them. This she has achieved in no small measure and many of her rescues are now in loving homes in the UK, Europe and the US.
All this takes an enormous amount of time, effort and total dedication, and Karen gives this in bucketloads.
This past week I discovered a very malnourished puppy in the village. He has mange, probably worms and fleas and he is completely alone. I attempted to feed him and he ran away. Gradually I gained his confidence and managed to get him to eat yesterday and today.
Much as I would love to take him in, with Beki's fragile state at the moment, it is impossible. So this morning I phoned Karen for help.
As usual, she takes everything in her stride. She organised the hiring of a car (she has no transport and this is what she has to do to enable her to carry out her work), and travelled to our village...a round trip of some 200km, to rescue this puppy. She said it had to happen straight away as mange will damage his immune system if it's left too long. She will keep him in her own apartment until the mange has been treated and he has been vaccinated, before moving him to the shelter. She will never risk the spread of infection or disease to the other dogs there.
|This is Tommy. Safe at last and now he has a future.|
I did a post this week about a competition to win 5,000 dollars to purchase a vehicle for TAG and I asked if you would take time to vote. Renting cars, paying for petrol, takes money. This comes from donations...and more often than not from Karen's own pocket.