Abandoned dogs struggle for life in Turkey’s south
DHA photoDozens of dogs have been found abandoned in a forested area at the foothills of Mount Gidengelmez in the Akseki district of Turkey’s southern province of Antalya, Doğan News Agency has reported.
In addition, a number of animals, including stray dogs and cats, were found dead in Antalya on Sept. 28. Locals suspect that the animals were deliberately fed poisoned meat, which may also have harmed many more in the area.
Four dogs, two cats and a hedgehog were found dead by locals, who also found poisoned meat near greenhouses in the area, strengthening the suspicion that the animals were deliberately poisoned.
Meanwhile, Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu released a written statement marking World Animal Day on Oct. 4.
Eroğlu stated that the ministry had provided more than 19 million Turkish Liras to 40 municipalities for the protection of animals since 2009, while the ministry had left 333,000 tons of animal feed in the wild in winter 2015-16.