Istanbul is encircled with large forests that have become home to thousands of strays that escaped numerous poisoning campaigns , mass killing or passive euthanasia performed under the guise of castration program.
They live from what volunteers bring them each week, mostly fee ding off from the garbages , if they are lucky enough to survive the extremely cold winter , their best shot at life is 4 to 5 years of constant struggle and hunger.
A life of abandonment, survival and constant fight.
The problem has been brought to the attention of the government and international media several times without any concrete results.
The fight continues….
With new victims and causalties each day.
Today we are going to tell the story of BODI.
Bodi is a 2 years old stray dog , he was taken in by a municipality shelter,castrated and returned to the forest to fend for him-self.
Bodi’s life was not much different from thousands of stray dogs going through the struggle of survival in the forests…Until a couple of days ago.As if the constant struggle of his kind was not enough , this time the abuse took another shape;
Bodi became the target of a hunter .
We don’t know what made Bodi special to the hunter that aimed to kill him , what we know is that clearly it was not an accident.
Perhaps Bodi’s big body made him an easy target to practise on before proceeding to kill more ducks or perhaps Bodi, out of hunger was interfering with the hunting session.
It was clearly not an accident as the hunter aimed Bodi’s most vital organ and made sure he would be in an incredible pain ; his genitals.
The bullet completely destroyed his vital organ leaving him bleeding in the open field.
What happened after the horrible incident is pure luck , somehow a volunteer spots Bodi in one of the regular fee ding visits to the area.
Bodi was rushed to the clinic .
The scene is not friendly , nore pleasurable but it speaks for it-self.
The hunting pleasure (!) of someone has become the horrible fate of a stray dog in İstanbul.
We intend to change it.
Bodi will have to go through an operation to fix his destroyed organ , and transform it into a new one that he can use for his vital functions.The operation is life saving , to say the least.
This won’t be easy but once again together and with the power of the love in our hearts , we can change the life of an animal victimized through human hands and transform it completely.
Please help us help BODI and mend his body and soul at once at a time where he truly needs it.
Thank you !!
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