A very happy and heart-warming story from our shelter today

By |2020-08-26T14:09:21+03:00August 26th, 2020|dog rescue, gocek animal rescue, pups, rescue, shelter|

 

 

Nearly 6 months ago one of my little Beagle friends called Bijou flew to Germany to start a new life with a new Mummy and Daddy.

Not long after she arrived in her new home in St Andreasberg Bijou managed to escape and began an incredible journey across Germany and Holland living on her own sleeping rough and foraging for food and water.

She was spotted many times by many people and the word went out near and far on social media with people posting hundreds of flyers to try and find her.

During this time many people have been involved in the search for her including dedicated teams in Germany (Tieroase Birkenschold e.v. Wagenfeld and Hundesuchhilfe Ostfriesland) and Holland (Honden Zoekgroep Noord Nederland).

The rescue teams got very close to catching her several times with their traps but Bijou managed to escape every time. So many people were desperate for good news about Bijou.

Then a few days ago we had bad news that someone thought Bijou had been hit by a car.

Today, dear human friends, we had the best possible news, Bijou had been caught in Rastede near Oldenburg in Germany. She seems to be well from her photographs but we will know more soon.

Love from Akkus

 

 

 

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Is this puppy number eight I wonder? What do you think?

By |2020-08-14T16:53:48+03:00August 14th, 2020|dog rescue, gocek animal rescue, pups, rescue, shelter|

 

Hey human friends. You will remember me telling you about the seven or eight puppies in the forest the other day. Well I could only count seven puppies in the video and we wondered where puppy number eight might be hiding.

Well we think the answer is that she is hiding in the house of my human friends Grace and Peter.

She was found in the forest all on her own by someone who knew nothing about the other seven puppies. We think she wandered away from her family and got lost. When she was found she was taken to the vet who thought she had been wandering in the forest without food for about 10 days. She was in a terrible state covered in ticks and fleas and she was very hungry and thirsty.

Now she is living in a nice warm dry house and she has a dog friend called Findik who she plays with all day and much of the night, only resting for some tasty treats now and again.

Isn’t she pretty? Now all my human friends have to do is catch the other seven and get them safe as soon as they can.

All these puppies are costing us a great deal of that stuff called money. Please help us now by donating if you can.

Thank you and love from Akkus

 

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And Now Puppies In The Forest

By |2020-08-03T16:41:53+03:00August 3rd, 2020|dog rescue, gocek animal rescue, pups, rescue, shelter|

Hello my friends, you will remember I was telling you last time about how many puppies we had in the shelter and that we have 55 under 8 months old.

Well from today we have 6 more making 61 and you will never guess what has happened now?

Somebody has discovered a family of very young puppies and their mummy living in the forest up the mountain near us.

My human friend Sina has been hunting for them for some time now. Eventually she discovered them and she goes to give them food and water every day. They are very timid and Sina has to be very gentle and patient before they will come out from the trees and bushes.

It will take some time and be quite difficult for my human friends to catch them so that we can care for them at the shelter.

Sina thinks there are eight of them but I can only count seven in the video, what do you think?

Is the other one hiding somewhere I wonder?

 

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Everyone loves a puppy ………….. but you can have too much of a good thing!

By |2020-07-09T13:33:19+03:00July 9th, 2020|dog rescue, gocek animal rescue, pups, re-homed, rescue, shelter|

Hello friends,

My human friends tell me that the world (whatever that is) is having a big problem with something called a virus. I don’t know what a virus is but apparently it makes humans sick and lots of them have had to go and see their human vets to get better.

One of the things that us dogs in the shelter have noticed is that there are a lot more dogs and particularly puppies around here than there used to be. This virus thing has stopped lots of my friends going to new mummies and daddies in places called Germany and Holland because the aeroplanes have not been flying.

If I tell you that our shelter was built for 170 dogs and now we have 310 and of the 310 we have 55 puppies under 8 months old.

These puppies may look very nice and cuddly and sweet, which they are of course, but they do take a lot more care from us dogs and humans.

They have to have special rooms to live in so that they are safe and they have to have special food which has a strange name called ‘very expensive’. We are always falling over them and they go to the toilet far too often which takes a lot of cleaning and polishing to make things nice for us all. Because they are babies they get sick more often and have to go and see Aynur the vet to get better. They cannot drink our well water so they have to have special bottled water like my human friends do.

The humans tell me that all these extra dogs and especially the puppies are costing us a lot more of something called money which is apparently very important to keep the shelter going but I have no idea what a ‘money’ is?

My human friends have asked me to ask you all if you can give the shelter some of this money stuff to help us through this difficult time at my shelter. Please help, here is something called a ‘donate button’ and you have to press it to help us out.

Please press it now.

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Happy Christmas And New Year

By |2019-12-21T16:58:12+03:00December 21st, 2019|dog rescue, gocek animal rescue, rescue, shelter, vet|

Dear Friends,

My human friend Peter has been telling me all about a thing called Christmas. Apparently there is a  human called Father Christmas (Saint Nicholas) who originally came from a place called Patara which is 98 kilometres away from us here in Gocek. Now this Father Christmas is a very special person because he brings something called presents to everyone in a place called ‘The World’ on a very special night called Christmas Eve. Imagine that, he must be very busy or that must be an especially long night.

Anyway my human friend Peter said that if you write Father Christmas a letter telling him what presents you need then if you are lucky the Father Christmas will bring them to you on the special night.

So here is my letter that I have sent to Father Christmas.


“Dear Father Christmas,

My name is Akkus and I am a dog from a place called Tasbasi near Gocek in Turkey (near Patara). Dogs are hairy things with four legs and a tail and we bark but love all of our human friends more than ourselves. Unfortunately some of us have been badly treated and 250 of us are all living together in a nice place called a shelter. My human friends said that if I wrote you a list of things we need you might be able to help us out, so here goes.

  • Medicines.
  • Nice dry kennels for us to sleep in when it’s raining hard and the ground is all wet.
  • Money for Aynur our vet friend for when we get sore tummies, she has to eat too.
  • Food for when we get hungry tummies.
  • Money for things that need fixing like our well that broke the other day and we had no water.
  • No more natural disasters like floods or firestorms.
  • A nice new home living with kind human friends.
  • No more humans being cruel to animals.

I hope that there are not too many things on the list and that you can help us out at Christmas time.

Love from Akkus

PS My human friend Peter said to tell you that we have all been very good dogs and none of us are naughty”


Lets hope it works dear friends and let me just wish you and all of our human friends a Very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year from all of the dogs in our shelter.

Love From Akkus

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This week a new human friend comes to visit me from far far away

By |2019-10-23T19:14:04+03:00October 23rd, 2019|dog rescue, gocek animal rescue, rescue, shelter, vet|

Volkan and me together

Volkan helping at the airport

Hello my friends, I have been having a great time with a new friend called Volkan who came to visit me and all of my dog friends from a place called Holland. I have heard of Holland before because lots of my dog friends get told they are going to something called new homes in the place called Holland. Volkan tells me Holland is great and he has lived there all of his life. I don’t think that I will go to Holland  because I am very old and I have lived here happily in the shelter for a long time.

Volkan told me a nice but sad story. He once had a Turkish dog called Dunya who he took to Holland from the streets of Turkey and Dunya lived with him for all of his life and made Volkan very happy. Regrettably one day poor Dunya suddenly passed away which made Volkan very sad. Volkan missed Dunya very much and one night he had a dream in which Dunya was asking for his help so when Volkan awoke he decided he was going to find a way of helping dogs like Dunya in Turkey.

Volkan found out about our shelter on something called the internet and sent us something called an email asking if he could come to help my friends and I. Everyone said ‘yes of course’ so he flew in a noisy thing called a plane a great distance and here he is with us at the shelter.

Volkan spends his days with us dogs here in the shelter cleaning and tidying and taking us for walks. One day he helped to catch a poor Mummy dog who was lost with her two puppies. He also spent one evening helping Sina and Grace taking dogs to the airport. Volkan is a great friend to us and after he has to go back to Holland to do something called work he has promised to come back to help us again in the Spring.

What a nice man!

Akkus

Rescued Puppy 1

Volkan the rescuer

Rescued Puppy 2

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An Everyday Story From Our Shelter

By |2019-09-30T15:56:09+03:00September 30th, 2019|dog rescue, gocek animal rescue, rescue, shelter, vet|

This my friends, is a story that is very familiar to us all, week in and week out, at the shelter. It is a story of how bad my human friends can be but also the goodness that comes from many of them and helps all of us dogs to continue to have faith in them as our friends.

This is one of our new dogs called Dostum which means ‘your friend’ in Turkish. He was dumped as if he were a piece of rubbish in a most terrible condition. He was covered in what are called ticks and fleas which we are told can kill us dogs in a very horrible way.

Dostum was probably only fed on something called stale bread if he was lucky. My friends and I don’t know what stale bread is but apparently bad humans give it to their dogs all of the time. Can you believe that?

Anyway Sina took Dostum to our very kind friend Aynur the vet, who fixes us when we have pains in our tummies and stops us getting things called things called coughs and diseases. Aynur was very shocked at how bad Dostum was so she gave him what is called a ‘big shave’ and got rid of all the nasty ticks and fleas. She also fixed some bad wounds that he had on his body. He looks a bit different now but at least he is eating. Aynur says he has something called anaemia and has to be on something called a drip until he is better.

Dostum is now doing  much better and a very kind human who came and saw how badly treated he had been has very kindly offered him a nice new home with some other dogs who have also had a bad time.

Now for an everyday story in our lives at the shelter that started so badly, isn’t that a nice ending?

Akkus

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