If it wasn't for the tireless work by volunteers all over Turkey, these shelters would be much worse. Thankfully those who care give up their precious time to visit, clean the areas and socialise with the dogs, and generally make their lives more bearable.
Of course we would be delighted if all these dogs had loving homes, and volunteers and charities do as much as they can to make this happen for some dogs.....always a joy to see when this occurs.
So this is our Sanctuary for our 11 rescued dogs where they are fed twice a day, receive all necessary veterinary treatment, have somewhere warm to sleep, and most of all are loved. Someone recently asked me how it was possible to love 11 dogs equally. It's easy. You either love dogs or you don't. There's enough love for all of them....and they return it tenfold.
Here are some pictures of the work so far. The fencing and gate has been completed. The first area which contains the sheltered kennels for Chas, Dave and Melek has now been cemented as you can see. The fence beyond has a gate leading to the back area of the house where Megan, Sammy, Blondie and Freddie play, and this is left open all day so that all seven dogs can come and go.
|Part of the area behind the house still needs to be cemented as and when we can afford it. Here is Dave examining the work in progress!|
And we continue to feed the village dogs, now twice a day. These dogs come and go, new ones arrive, others leave. At the moment we only have one female being fed and she has already been spayed. As soon as we see any other females we will try to get them to our vet to be spayed as soon as we can.
If you want to help us continue with our work then donations are always very welcome. (See the Paypal button at the top of this page). Thankyou xx