Dog tortured, tossed from height of 20 meters saved in Turkey’s Gaziantep
GAZİANTEP – Doğan News AgencyA dog was saved on Sept. 19 by fire authorities and zoo personnel after two unidentified perpetrators put a belt around its neck, dragged it and threw it from a height of 20 meters in the southeastern province of Gaziantep.
The incident occurred during the noon hours of the province’s Kıbrıs neighborhood. After torturing the dog, the perpetrators tossed the dog at the entrance of a cave located in an empty area 20 meters below ground level.
Afterwards, children playing near the scene of the incident saw the dog and notified their parents, as a result of which the fire crew was dispatched.
Once the fire crew reached the scene, they asked for help from the Gaziantep zoo personnel.
A fire fighter and zoo staff descended 20 meters with the help of a crane, where they found the dog unconscious in a remote corner of the cave. The firefighter held the dog, whose legs were broken and the crane pulled them both out to safety.
“To find the dog, we went to the furthest corner of the cave. It was a really big cave. We took the dog in our arms and brought it out of the cave. According to our initial examination, the dog’s front and hind legs are broken. We will conduct the necessary treatment at the zoo,” said zoo staff Ümit Aydos.