Rescue pup Ocean dumped and left fend for herself

Rescue pup Ocean’s only crime was growing out of that cute tiny puppy stage.

New-born pups are very popular with families in Turkey. For many they are seen as little more than toys or entertainment for the children.

And all too often we see that once these pups start to lose that new-born appeal they get abandoned.

This is why you see so many puppies aged between four months and seven months just dumped out on the streets to fend for themselves.

Ocean shortly after she had been found wandering lost and bewildered

Of course this is something they are totally unprepared for and many simply will not make it.

We believe Ocean was just one of these pups.

This young girl was spotted by AFOT founder Carol Holbrook outside a bar called the Ocean Blue restuarant during a recent visit to Turkey.

The pup was clearly in an extremely bad way and totally lost, bewildered and petrified. Carol could not leave her there so she scooped her up to take her to the vet.

Ocean happier after her arrival in AFOT foster care

She had no lead but managed to borrow a length of plastic rope from a nearby shop to lead her away.

Unbelievably as she passed a Turkish lady with Ocean the lady tried to lash out at the pup with a kick.

Ocean had no regular food supply and she was clearly ill and in need of urgent medical attention.

Ocean meeting some of the other dogs in foster care

Once she reached the vets she was as good as gold. The vet diagnosed that Ocean was suffering from anemia from a lack of nutrition and was full of fleas and ticks.

She also showed signs of an immune deficiency as well and this was successfully treated.

She stayed overnight on a drip and had perked up somewhat by the following day when she was taken off and put in the care of one of our AFOT foster carers.

Ocean being treated at the vet’s after her rescue

Within a couple of days she was already settling and was already playing with the other dogs there.

She is a very friendly and loveable girl and she will make someone a wonderful companion.

She is already coming on well and will only grow in confidence as she comes to realise that she is safe.

She will be fully tested with both children and cats while she is in our care.

Ocean when she was found needing help

Ocean is now being made ready for her journey to the UK and to her new forever home.

We expect her to be ready travel early in 2021 and we now have the task of finding the right home for her.

So if you feel you could be that special person for Poppy then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs by clicking this link and reading our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines.

A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a donation with all our dogs to help towards our costs.

If you want to register your interest in Poppy or are interested in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.