This cute girl was dumped at one of the beaches near Akyaka, at a poor
condition. But she recovered and was neutered, had all her vaccinations.
She started to live at the harbour few km. outside Akyaka, and was taken
care of the locals there. Last Wednesday (5th of May) late in the
evening a speeding car driving also in the wrong direction hit her while
she was sleeping at the road side. The driver possibly drunk! The
outcome three fractures on her left hip. Her condition has stabilized
and she is with me now till she will fully recover. The x-rays also had
a suprise for us! This lovely girl was shot at, she was living with two
bullets (possibly the reason why she was so sick when she first arrived)
which can be easily seen in the x-rays!
He was just dumped at Sakartepe because he was old and could not see
well! Like many others every year from the surrounding villages.
Sakartepe one of the most beautiful scenic routes of southern Turkey. A
heavy lorry traffic and a hell for the unwanted dogs! He managed to live
in one of the corners just before Akyaka turn for three months, a
miracle for a nearly blind dog (somebody had provided a kennel and
passing people were feeding him). One of his eyes is lost and the other
has a heavy cataract. He bumps into fences and falls in ditches but can
manage very well on flat ground and able to see things just infront of
him. He is now at a vets kennel and waiting for a real home to spend his
last years. The most social and jolly dog ı have ever seen! Our
Çiçek was dumped at Akyaka mid may. We immediately started to become
calls about an injured puppy. Next day we took her to vet in Marmaris.
Apparently the failure was from birth were the tendons were short.
on the 22nd of ı had to get a dog from Mugla Shelter to İzmir to be
re-operated by a renown orthopaedist who was flying in from Ankara. So
we took Cicek who is now under care of Moira, her angel. Moira lives
in-between Akyaka and Ireland, a real animal fan especially helping with
difficult cases. Çiçek within the last 10 days with good nourishment and
vitamins has improved incredibly, is able to walk on her both front
legs. In Urlavet she was x-rayed and diagnosed as having radial
paralysis. Additional Vit-B, physiotherapic message to extend the
tendons which have shrunk because of not being used and an antibiotic
cure for a possible infection at the joints has been prescribed for the
time being. And we'll see how we will get on.....
Our mange puppy after her dermatological bathing that we are doing every
fourth day. After lots of hassle :)) she has checked in to the first
room of Old Gendarmerie Building! And will stay there till she will get
well and would you like to adopt her than??????
(an unusual archaeological find in Elmalı!)
This summer 2008 Bambi appeared in the garden of our excavation houses
in Elmalı. At first it was difficult to identify her because she was
very shy and hiding herself away from us. When at last we got close to
her, we could see that she had infected bites all over her body,
possibly inflicted by the other larger street dogs. She was only, at
most, five months old and had found a hiding place in our garden. We
immediately got her to a local vet who gave the whole treatment for
free, and later we started with the routine vaccinations. The students
at the excavation named her Bambi. At the end of the season I could not
leave her there, so she came to Akyaka. She was, for a while, at Vet
Hasan Ulaş kennels where she was sterilized. Then we put Bambi at the
entrance of the forest area in order to get her slowly used to the other
beach dogs. Since she was very shy it took quite a while for her to get
acquainted with the other dogs. Now she is one of them, but she really
needs a caring home. She has beautifully soft golden fur, is of mixed
breed but has a very good nature.
Çirkin was dropped as
a grown up dog in Akyaka. FHDD have neutered her and she has had
all her injections. In
2008 she took part in the Muğla
"dog Beauty Contest". Shes a very
intelligent good natured dog and we are looking
for a good loving home for her.
and her pup...............
It was only in October that we first saw this mother and her pup. İt was
impossible not to recognize the two of them because Gezgin, the mother,
is a splendid fox hound (nearly!) and her three legged pup of mixed
breed. Because they must have been recently dumped, the mother was
searching around like crazy and the poor wee pup barely three months
old, trying to keep up with her! We immediately put them into Vet Hasan
The mother was
sterilized and the pup was treated and had a good rest for a few days!
Apparently the hind leg was dislocated from the bone but the wound
healed, possibly with the care of mother. He and mum were de-wormed and
got their first lot of vaccinations. When the time came to put them back
on the street, thanks to Mrs İrmgard providing us with a large size
kennel, we decided to put this down in the harbour by the fishermens
cooperative, right behind the open air cinema. The idea was that, being
so young, the little pup would stay near the kennel and mother would
have a place to come back to for food (since we supply food in this
area). This was the plan but it hasnt worked out that way! Almost the
next day Mother Gezgin (the wanderer) was away exploring our village and
people were reporting them in every area! Our friend, Jane, tries to
keep up with the pair when she goes down each night with nourishing food
for the pup! And for mother too! We desperately need a home for this
delightful pup, because although he runs nearly as fast as mother on his
three legs it is so dangerous for this little fellow to be all over our
busy village! If possible they should have a home together because
Mother is very close to the standards of a foxhound and quite beautiful!
They are both so good natured, and amusing characters! Mother is about
2-3 years old, sterilized, has all vaccinations. Pup is around 3-4
months, male, and will have his rabies injection soon.
Arapkız or our 'Black girl' is a Labrador mix - female of about 10
months. She was dumped in Akyaka at the beginning of this summer (2008).
Shes been sterilized there and all her vaccinations have been done by
our group. Unluckily, in August, right outside the Council buildings she
was injured by a car. Vet. Behcet bey, of Villa-pet in Marmaris, has
diagnosed a long humerus break on her front leg and she was operated on
the very same day, and a pin has been placed to hold her broken leg. She
spent three weeks at the small kennels run by our local Vet. Hasan Ulaş,
before she was released in Akyaka again. Today she has no trace of her
injury, is a healthy and a very good natured dog in spite of all she has
lived through. The person who caused the accident has been identified by
the local Akyaka Gendarmerie it was apparently a school teacher in one
of the villages near the town of Yatağan. Unfortunately he has turned
down our request for financial help towards all this. We have made a
claim through the Ula Public Prosecutor and await the outcome of this