The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
Shila was one of the familiar faces in the shelter.
Young and calm, her friendly nature made her even more loveable to the shelter staff.
There are literally hundreds of the dogs in each shelter run by the municipality in Turkey.
Volunteers do as much as they can and sometimes when the time set by the shelter is up they face a difficult choice ; to release them to the streets.It sounds more humane than euthanasing pets to spare spaces in shelters.
However the nature of the general public, extremely unwelcoming in some areas of the country reduces the consequence of such compassion to an absolute punishment for the animal.
For being in the street means being open to the violence of the men and becoming the target of the ill minded around here.
Shila has been released to where she was found after being neutered and tagged per turkish animal protection law 5199.
And she has been SHOT on her back immediately.
It did not take a second.
Shila fell on the floor unconscious , fighting for her life.
She stays paralyzed.
The neighbour that lives across the street had to see her gone;Shila was nothing but a piece of junk for him … He needed to clean the street with Shila’s blood.
A kind woman living in the same street discovers her body,she rushes her to the public clinic to save her life.
The critical hours ;
Shila will have to be operated , the bullet found her spine , it is life endangering….
A month passes : Shila’s treatment stil continues but
Shila is not able to walk.
Her treatment will take long and will require tremendous financial ressources , ressources that her rescuer does unfortunately not possess.
She does not know where to turn to and in despair she brings Shila to the shelter.
Someone else will need to help her.
This is exactly when we met Shila , her case has been forwarded to us in hopes to provide her the medical treatment she is in need of.
We went to the shelter where she has been confined to , no need to think much , a dog in such a serious condition should not stay in a shelter.
We admitted her to our clinic immediately.
There is a few advantages of working with people who take their job seriously , our vet is one of them and we are lucky to have the best clinical equipment at our service.The equipment , that defines the problems that others skipped and matches them with a vast clinical experience :
Shila’s operation first operation was not a total success : a piece of bullet remained close to her 11th vertebrae , pressing to it and making her life miserable.
Shila will be able to walk but it won’t be until her treatment is completed.
We intend to take her treatment to its completion , however we can not do this without your help.
By helping Shila today , you won’t be only contributing to a noble cause but you will also give a soul her life and joy back.
Please SHARE SHILA’s request for help on social media sites , the more SHILA’s story reaches , the better we will be in a position to help her.
Updates on SHILA’s health will be shared through our FB page and through e-mail privately to our contributors.
He’Art of Rescue Team – Istanbul
UPDATE 24 June 2013
Just a month ago SHILA was crawling and had little hope for her future ….
Take a look at her now , jumping and running around!!
This is how we do and why we do this.To achieve miracles TOGETHER!
SHILA will soon need a home.
If you are interested in adopting SHILA , please click on the image below and let us know!