Tugay Abukan et Burcu Yuksel are two animals-loving Turks. They chose to settle in a forest known to be a place where many owners abandon their dogs. There, they feed the poor animals to help them survive. But when violent weather shook the country, the Turkish couple did not hesitate to go even further in their approach.
Heavy snowfall has hit the country
The events took place in January 2022. The Turkeyjust like her neighbor there Greece, suffered heavy snowfalls, which paralyzed the country’s economy. Airports were closed, roads blocked, and power outages occurred. Several temperatures were very cold and also affected dogs and conversations. And in Turkey, they are unfortunately many. On les estimates between 400 000 and 600 000 nothing in the capital, Istanbul.
Tugay and Burcu have been rescuing stray dogs for 13 years
It’s been 13 years now Tugay et Burcu chose to settle in the forest and help stray dogs. Tugay is nicknamed “the angel of the forest”. His mission is important, as he finds that the abandoned animals are more and more numerous. “When we are asked why we live in the forest, we answer “for children (dogs)””He confided Tugayin words reported by Metro.
The couple sheltered more than 60 dogs in their home
When the weather hit the Turkey, the couple could not imagine abandoning their little protégés to their sad fate. The cold was too violent and the snowfall dangerous.
From then on, they did not hesitate to open the doors of their house, and let their canine friends enter. They fed and opened throughout the duration of climatic events. This gesture was in a way the culmination of 13 years of work.