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Monday, 9 March 2015

Animal Angels in Turkey

I have come across many wonderful people, during my years in Turkey who are dedicated to doing what they can to make life better for the street animals here.

One such person is Linda Richardson who has turned her house into a sanctuary for cats and dogs.  I am truly amazed at how much Linda has achieved.  I often wonder if she has more than 24 hours in her day, as  opposed to the rest of us!

But I want to tell you about a very special project undertaken by Linda over the past three months.

This is Sophie's story:

Sophie, as she is now called was discovered in Deliktas at the beginning of December last year with a large wound on her right side, measuring 26 cm by 10 cm. As you can see from the photograph it was in a extreme state of necrosis and it was considered that she should be put to sleep unless someone was able to look after her and perform the wound management required for such a serious wound. 

Linda Richardson offered to take Sophie and give her the treatment and care that she needed if she was to survive. It was not an easy task,slowly removing the necrotic tissue, applying the medication required and dressing the wound daily. However after a few weeks the wound was responding to the treatment and new tissue was growing. Now three months later, Sophie is well on her way to making a good recovery. Throughout her treatment Sophie has been an excellent patient. She is simply delightful. She is friendly and gets on well with other dogs, and is used to the cats around the home but she has a confident,slightly dominant nature. This is in no way a problem. She is very good in the house, very clean and doesnt chew things and walks fine on a lead.

In Lindas words she is a perfectly beautiful girl, A delight to have. Sophie is about four years old, she has been neutered and had all her injections and due her blood test at the end of March, so she will soon be ready to move to her For Ever Home.. should one be found suitable for her. Sophie is a very special dog and has been through an awful lot. We want to find a very special home for her, one where she will live out the rest of her live with all the love and care she so richly deserves. If you are that special person please contact : animalaidfethiye@hotmail.com

Or you can visit Linda's Facebook page  entitled  T.A.R.G.E.T  ....  https://www.facebook.com/groups/274249929439859/









Well done Linda.   Your patience and dedication has given Sophie the future she deserves.



16 comments:

  1. I hope she finds a home..whoever takes her will be a lucky person...and all thanks to Linda.

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    1. She is amazing Helen. I don't know where she gets her energy from. She's often to be found up all night bottle feeding kittens. Lucky Sophıe.

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  2. edna ballantyne9 March 2015 at 17:22

    Linda is a true star with such a love for all the animals she cares for....a fur angel.The difference in Sophie is amazing thanks to the love and care given by Linda.I hope Sophie finds her 'furever' home where she will be loved and cherished.

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    1. Edna she is one in a million. I'm not sure anyone else would have so much patience or even find the time to help Sophie to heal the way that Linda has. I hope too that the best possible home can be found for Sophıe x

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  3. I love a happy ending. I hope Sophie finds a good home.

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    1. We need more happy endings BtoB x

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  4. Lovely story, Ayak - well done Linda. I know that animals in pain can sometimes react like humans and be bad tempered and difficult, but obviously, Sophie has a really lovely nature - she does look such a sweetie. Fingers crossed she can find her forever home soon.
    Axxx

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    1. Linda said that Sophie has always been a very good patient...no fuss..which shows what a lovely temperament she has.

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  5. That's an amazing story and its gladdens the heart . Kerry x

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  6. Wow, amazing story.F.xxx

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    1. One of real dedication Fleur x

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  7. A brilliant story Ayak....hope you're feeling better. Jx

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    1. Thanks Janice...I hope to be soon x

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  8. What an amazing lady and what a very lucky dog to have such lavish devotion while she heals. Marvellous story. Hope she gets a really good home.
    Maggie x

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    1. I hope so too Maggie. She certainly deserves it x

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