Sweet rescue girl saved from a village of hate
Tia was one of five young pups rescued from a short life of persecution. She now lives a happy life with her new family in Salisbury. Here is her original story:
Tia is a gentle pup who just loves her life and everyone and everything in it.
Tia had a difficult start to life but happily she is putting all that behind her now that she is in foster care.
This gentle girl is doing well there and loves the other dogs and cats in the home.
She loves her walks and does not stray when off lead, always keeping her foster carer in sight at all times. She is responding well to training.
She is extremely affectionate and loves her cuddles and her belly rubs.
At the moment Tia, whose full name if Tiyana, is still a fairly small girl but she will certainly not stay that way. She shows all the signs of growing into a big girl.
Tia was one of five pups being hounded out of a remote village with their mum because they were regarded as dirty and vermin.
The five were found in terrible straits with their brave mother Ava who was doing everything she could to protect them.
Dogs in the East Turkish town where they were found are often snatched and dumped high up in the mountains where they have next to no chance of surviving.
Others are stoned and persecuted and it is not uncommon to find dogs who have been poisoned.
This is the world that Tia and her siblings had come into and it was very scary indeed.
Luckily for Ava and her pups they were found by a woman who does amazing work over there to protect the dogs despite being shouted at by the locals.
Canine angel Ozgul works tirelessly as an animal welfare volunteer over there and she regularly reaches out to Animal Friends of Turkey if she has an urgent case that needs our help.
She managed to sneak Mum and pups into her garden without anyone seeing her but it was obvious they could not stay there.
She contacted us and within days we had all six of them transported out of there and brought the 700-kilometres west to go into our foster care network in Fethiye.
Tia and family were all found starving and in poor condition when they were found.
Happily she, her Mum and her siblings are now all now doing really well being cared for in their new homes.
We are now trying to find homes for all five pups and Mum and we do not think we will have too much trouble because they are adorable.
She will be approching one years old when she reaches the point that she is ready to travel later this year.
What we need now is to find this sweet girl a home of her own in the UK where she can feel loved and safe.
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