Shelter farm in Turkey: more than 700 animals have been saved. Read the details!
In the province of Izmir (Turkey), they created a farm shelter for pets who were victims of abuse or were not needed by the owners. During the existence of the shelter, since 2016, it was possible to save more than 700 animals.
On a farm that occupies 10 acres of land, not only dogs and cats familiar to us live, but also cows, rabbits, sheep, goats, ducks, hens, geese, burros, horses and even turtles. Those in need come from all over the country. If necessary, they are treated, and only then transported to a shelter for rehabilitation.
The “star” of the shelter is Ferdinand, a goby who ran away from the former owners on the way to the slaughterhouse and hid for three days.
In the photo: rescued bull Ferdinand and other inhabitants of the shelter farm. Photo: hurriyetdailynews.com
The shelter was created by Sibel Chalash, a former employee of the center for motherhood and childhood. She helped abandoned animals all her life, and finally decided to make it the goal of her life. About 30 volunteers took part in the improvement of the shelter.
The attitude of the local residents to the shelter farm at first was, to put it mildly, difficult. They came there to buy milk, and, learning that the cows here do not give birth to calves, which means they do not give milk, they offered to slaughter them. The butcher once wanted to pick up a bull from a shelter. But now the villagers themselves bring animals to the shelter - for example, those who were shot by hunters.
The shelter exists through the sale of organic products, as well as through donations.Animal rights activists hope that in the future such shelter farms will appear in other parts of the country.