BIG PICTURE: Car dismantled to save stray cat in eastern Turkey
PHOTOS: Doğan News Agency / Murat ÇAĞLARA local man named Nurullah Kurman discovered that a cat was stuck near the engine of his car on Dec. 16, after having difficulty controlling his vehicle while driving home in the southeastern province of Van.
Immediately after stopping the car, he tried to remove the cat from under the hood, but was unsuccessful.
Kurman called the fire department in the morning, but firefighters were also unable to save the unlucky stray animal. Finally, Kurman called a tow truck to bring the car safely to a repair shop. The repairman saved the cat from between the engine and propeller wheels by dismantling part of the car.
After the cat was treated at Yüzüncü Yıl University with a broken foot, Kurman complained that officials had asked him for money to cover the expenses.
“This is a stray cat. Why do they charge fees in such cases?” he asked, voicing his hope that the unlucky feline will “get well soon.”