Saved from the shelter and just loving her life in her new home
To most of us dogs are innocents who need our love and respect. Unfortunately not everyone sees the world of animals that way.
This is the story of one such dog who lived on the streets near an area of private villas in Fethiye where many of the residents were happy to treat them with kindness.
Little rescue dog – a girl named Georgie – appeared first and when it was obvious she was staying in the area, one of the residents kindly neutered her and got her vaccinations done.
Some time later the little boy appeared . Another of the residents managed to get him neutered too. One of the villa owners left money for food so they could be fed regularly and the two little dogs are so friendly, enjoying popping to visit the neighbors.
However, not all the residents were so welcoming of their furry neighbours and started to make noises about doing something to get them removed to the shelter.
The little girl is estimated to be about 15 months and this small dog is to all intents and purposes just like pet dogs back home.
As the threat of being hauled off to the shelter grew one of the residents contacted Animal Friends of Turkey to ask for our help.
It was clear that they could not remain and it was also clear that they were unlikely to survive in the shelter given that they had been living to all intents and purposes as pets for so long.
We agreed to help as we could see there was little or indeed no future for them in Turkey.
And so AFOT stepped in and fortunately one of the couples who had been helping them agreed to foster them while we set about the task of finding them new forever homes in the UK.
The other thing we did was to ask our many Animal Friends of Turkey supporters to help us come up with names for the pair.
As a result, this younger girl has been given the name of Georgie while the boy has been named Ephesus or Efes for short.
The same people who stepped in to help this pair of rescue dogs have also kindly offered to pay for their microchips and rabies injections.
This means that AFOT needed to cover the cost of blood tests and their transport and obviously find them each a loving home in the UK –
Georgie is adorable and will make a lovely loving pet for her new family. She is very easy going and loves being with people, having lived more like a pet than a street dogs and would make a wonderful companion for someone in the UK.
Thankfully someone came forward for her and we successfully went through the steps of processing an adoption.
However, if you feel you could be that special someone to take on one of our other dogs then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs then please click this link to read our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines
A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a voluntary donation with all our dogs to help towards our costs.
If you want to register your interest in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.