There are now no dogs roaming the village. They have been shot, or poisoned, or maybe just fled in fear. One positive is that we at least managed to save three of them.
Bob who was shot and spent more than 5 weeks in the vet clinic, being treated for a severe infection, followed by an operation, has now been re-homed.
The dog who was poisoned who we managed to get to the vet's in time to save him is now at the sanayi (industrial estate). His condition was touch and go for a while, but he has now fully recovered.
He is being fed by the man who adopted Kahve (who is very happy) along with the other strays at the sanayi. We are providing food.
Mr A has been up each day since we took the dogs there, to make sure that the man is looking after them, and that they have settled. They are fine, but we will continue to monitor them. Mr A is also on high alert for any other dogs that may turn up in the village.
For the last few days Mr A noticed a kitten hanging around the teahouse. There was no mother in sight, but he hoped she might turn up to reclaim her baby. It didn't happen.
Yesterday Mr A brought the kitten home. He was confident the small dogs would be ok with it. I knew they wouldn't. Apart from Fistik who is used to cats, the others went berserk. They chased and cornered the poor little mite, so this was not going to work.
He asked our neighbour Dursune if she would take care of the kitten and we would provide food etc. She wouldn't. He asked our other neighbour, Sevke, and it came as no surprise to me that she said no too.
We made a bed out of a cardboard box, and a blanket, and Mr A returned to the teahouse, where the owner agreed to let the kitten stay in a sheltered spot at the side of the building.
Last night the teahouse man told Mr A that he already had two kittens in his garden and that he would take our little orphan to join them. We have agreed to provide food for all three. Mr A gave the kitten a worm tablet and two more tablets were given for the other two kittens. Today we will collect flea treatments from the vet for all three.
If finances permit, we will try to get them vaccinated, and eventually neutered, but at the moment our priority is feeding them and the dogs at the sanayi.
But for now, we are happy that at least they are safe.
If you would like to help us continue to care for the strays here, we would welcome your donations, no matter how small. It all helps. You will find the Paypal button at the top of this page. Thankyou.