David can not walk.
His condition is not hereditary , it is man made.
His story is a challenge to each of us working to make the world a bit better by saving animals.It is a challenge as what we are going to tell you today stands for everything wrong in animal rescue in Turkey. It is a challenge for our good intentions , it is the veritable abuse of good will.
David is an older stray dog who lived in the streets ; he never had a home or someone who would care for him. Living off from the left overs of others , he was contented with what life could offer to him , as little as it was… In a place where he has seen all his siblings taken by municipality vans to never return to his side again , he felt lucky to be stil alive.
Alone but not beaten…
His proud eyes shone with a light that is rare to see in us, humans : a light that emanates unconditional love and acceptance of all others no matter where they are coming from ; woman, man, boy , child, elderly …David accepted everything , everyone as they are and offered a piece of his heart in return of a caress or a few of kind words.
Such kindness is never left unreturned by humans…
One day a sick minded car driver hit him and destroyed three of his legs ; breaking each bone therein.
He was simply not important enough to slow down for ; İstanbul drivers know that such acts of cruelty go unnoticed.
The only convicts of such crimes are often the victims them-selves :
‘’They should not be in the highway anyway! ‘’
Three seconds, three broken legs.
David’s life is destroyed forever ; no one to pay for his operations.
He is taken to a municipality shelter in Istanbul , a shelter where the use of a simple X-Ray machine is not possible as it was never funded by the municipality…David’s fractures are impossible to treat under these conditions unless one of the shelter volunteers takes him to a private clinic.
One of them takes him to Büyükçekmece Medikovet Clinic in İstanbul , known and cherished by animal lovers in İstanbul for their cheap prices.
David’s three fractures are operated , the same day.
Weeks and months passes , David situation does not improve.
He is unable to stand up and walk…
At this point , we discover David’s case , he is in another private clinic , waiting and rotting life with three of his legs , almost atrofied now. He has been more or less immobile for many months :
The despair in his eyes , the dead-end his situation has arrived to pushed us to ressearch a way to help him…
We transferred David to our clinic where better X-Rays of his operated legs are taken.
AN EXPERIMENTAL OPERATION PERFORMED BY DR FRANKESTEIN
We will never forget the look in our doctors eyes when he first discovered what has been done to David during his previous treatment.
All of these operations were wrongly and ILLEGALLY done.
We discovered this piece of metal in one of his legs, inserted during the operation , the insertion of this metal device broke the bone once again during the operation which added to the horror of his condition.
This piece is NOT a medical equipment.
In order to keep the costs cheap, Medicovet Buyukcekmece used whatever they could find during David’s operation.
On the second leg ;
the ulna is connected to radius and the radius to ulna. It should be the contrary.
You can see the signs of infection around the bone that could not heal due to the horrific operation.
Finally , the job done on his knee is not far from a medical experimentation : the knee is immobilized by the wrong equipment , he can no longer use it after such operation.This operation made it impossible for the knee to heal it-self.
David had suffered for months after these EXPERIMENTAL operations from the hands of a so called veterinarian who destroyed his every chance to walk again.David’s freedom to walk,run and play like any other dog in this world is taken from him by the hatred rampant in the country and the incompetence , the malpractise of a certain Dr. Frankestein who has been covered so far by the cheap service he provided.
At that point we had two choices :
1- We let David live the life that the monstrous operations offered him , that is ; crawling on the flor,unable to move and completely dependant of others.
2- We fly David to Europe to have the sort of treatment that no clinic in Turkey can provide.The kind of treatment that will use the latest medical technology , the technology that will undo the experimental horror applied to his body by the incompetent doctors .
We choose the second.
In a rapid move , we flew David to one of the leading trauma surgeons in order to save his capacity to move, run and play ; in short his capacity to be FREE.
At this very moment , David is waiting for his surgery.
David will be operated as soon as possible , the horrific devices will be moved and the bones in his legs will be reconstructed using a technology similar to stem cell technology.This technology is the best shot he has in order to give his mobility back.
David will need THREE separate operations to reconstruct each of his legs.
These operations will be performed using the latest techniques and a special element that helps the cells to regrow inside the bone.
”How much you would like to see him regain his joy, freedom and ability to move after everything our own race has done to him?”
We need your help …
We want to give David his life back , we want to see him run again …
We want to see the light in his eyes returning,
his proud stare appearing again…
We want David understand that we love him.
Please help us help DAVID, help us undo what has been done to him.
Frankly, we are his last chance…
- Updates on David’s operations will be shared on our FB page and privately by e-mail to his contributors.
- For our friends who wish to donate directly through their paypal ; please log in to your paypal and simply send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note : SAVE DAVID
Contact us : email@example.com
Thank you !
He’Art of Rescue ’2013 , Istanbul