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Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There
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Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Millions of cats and dogs are homeless in Turkey. Most of them were born on the street, but it is also increasingly common to find animals who have been abandoned. Unfortunately, people tend to leave their former pets in the mountains and desolate areas so that it is much harder for the animals to follow them home. This means that the animals are more likely to struggle to find food and water and will often face harsh weather conditions. They also remain vulnerable to attacks by unwelcoming communities and dog catchers.

Thankfully, during my last trip to Turkey, I met an incredible woman named Nuray, who has dedicated her life to saving stray dogs there.

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In Turkey, it is common to discover abandoned animals in the mountains or neglected areas. They are struggling to find food or water

Fortunately, during my last trip to Turkey, I met Nuray, who is one of the few exceptionally kind residents who is looking after the neglected dogs

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Nuray specifically drives up to the hills of Sapanca, Turkey, where hundreds of stray dogs live with very little access to food and water. For the last 10 years, she has been feeding and taking care of these animals. It takes her about 2 hours to drive by all her stops and she does this almost every night after work.

For the last 10 years, she has driven up to the hills of Sapanca to feed and take care of the stray animals there

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

She has been doing this all by herself for years and invests all her own time and money into helping these adorable beings

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Nuray also drives to local restaurants and hotels in Sapanca, collecting any unwanted food that she can feed to the stray dogs. On some sad occasions, Nuray notices that some of the dogs may be injured or sick and so she rushes them to the vets as well.

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Nuray accepts donations since it is becoming increasingly expensive for her to buy fuel and food

At this time when the Turkish lira continues to drop in value, it is becoming increasingly expensive for Nuray to buy fuel and food. She accepts donations when she can and is hoping to set up her own website soon, to find a way for people to help her with some of these expenses. In the meantime, I have set up a Gofundme and will continue to share her amazing story.

Nuray also uses a Turkish website where you can donate pet food.

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Nuray said to me that these dogs are like her children, with their own names, personalities and stories

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

She believes that all animals deserve love and that if you have the opportunity to help, then you should

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

Almost Every Day After Work, This Woman Drives Up The Hills Of Sapanca In Turkey To Take Care Of Neglected Dogs There

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Alev Koseoglu
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3 months ago

I personally know Nuray and have gone a few times up the hill with her just to see it for myself It is a thankless job but the dogs love her and no wonder, she does everything she can for them. The second time I went up with her, two dogs were run over right in front our eyes. It was awful. The guy ran off. However, she quickly scooped these dogs up and took them to the vets. One had a broken hip and the other dog's skin on his leg was torn off. Thankfully, she managed to get one of those dogs adopted. The other one I call Flash runs up and down the hill following her car when she delivers food nearly everyday. She gets all the dogs neutered (luckily the government usually provides funds for this) and gives medicine and care ( no help) to ones with illnesses and injuries. In addition, the dogs population increases because people continue to dump unwanted dogs up on those hills but thank goodness there is an angel like her around who cares for them.

Klara Lorinczi
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s so good she’s helping them. Please keep posting - I will make a donation as soon as I am able.

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Jill Tremblay
Community Member
3 months ago

Would be really nice if a Vet would donate their time to Spay and Neuter as many as possible. Kudos to her for her compassion.

Cathy Bohan
Community Member
3 months ago

The comment above says the government is funding the spaying and neutering. She take them to the vet. She's an amazing person

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Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
3 months ago

I think this is wonderful, and as long as she's getting donations, is she making sure these dogs are spayed and neutered so that they don't contribute to the homeless pet population?

Community Member
3 months ago

Hi Jessica, thank you for your comment. Nuray does everything she can to keep the dogs healthy and she takes them to the vet to be neutered when she can (unfortunately it's an expensive process and she can't afford to do that with all of them at the moment). She also tries very hard to find these dogs a home so that their new owners can give them all the love and care they deserve. She really is amazing!

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Alev Koseoglu
Community Member
3 months ago

I personally know Nuray and have gone a few times up the hill with her just to see it for myself It is a thankless job but the dogs love her and no wonder, she does everything she can for them. The second time I went up with her, two dogs were run over right in front our eyes. It was awful. The guy ran off. However, she quickly scooped these dogs up and took them to the vets. One had a broken hip and the other dog's skin on his leg was torn off. Thankfully, she managed to get one of those dogs adopted. The other one I call Flash runs up and down the hill following her car when she delivers food nearly everyday. She gets all the dogs neutered (luckily the government usually provides funds for this) and gives medicine and care ( no help) to ones with illnesses and injuries. In addition, the dogs population increases because people continue to dump unwanted dogs up on those hills but thank goodness there is an angel like her around who cares for them.

Klara Lorinczi
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s so good she’s helping them. Please keep posting - I will make a donation as soon as I am able.

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Jill Tremblay
Community Member
3 months ago

Would be really nice if a Vet would donate their time to Spay and Neuter as many as possible. Kudos to her for her compassion.

Cathy Bohan
Community Member
3 months ago

The comment above says the government is funding the spaying and neutering. She take them to the vet. She's an amazing person

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Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
3 months ago

I think this is wonderful, and as long as she's getting donations, is she making sure these dogs are spayed and neutered so that they don't contribute to the homeless pet population?

Community Member
3 months ago

Hi Jessica, thank you for your comment. Nuray does everything she can to keep the dogs healthy and she takes them to the vet to be neutered when she can (unfortunately it's an expensive process and she can't afford to do that with all of them at the moment). She also tries very hard to find these dogs a home so that their new owners can give them all the love and care they deserve. She really is amazing!

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