Baby goat saved after rich owner abandoned it in Ankara construction site
Umut Erdem - ANKARAA baby goat was saved by animal lovers after its owners, living in one of the Turkish capital Ankara’s most luxurious areas, abandoned it in a construction site.
The owner of a villa-type house in Ankara’s Beysukent neighborhood bought the baby goat for their child as a school report gift after schools closed in June, but abandoned it in a nearby construction site after the goat contracted scabies.
The “Angora Evleri” housing estate where the owner of the goat lives is also home to Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ankara deputy Deniz Baykal and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek.
After being abandoned, the baby goat was attacked by dogs at the construction site, after which locals informed the necessary authorities to have the animal saved.
The Association to Save Animals rescued the baby goat and it was taken into care at an animal clinic, where it is being fed with a feeding bottle.
Speaking about the incident, association head Zekiye Taş Köklü said the goat would have died if they had not been notified.
“A person living in the Angora Evleri got a baby goat for his son as a gift after receiving his good school report ... But when the goat got a little older it contracted scabies, so the owner abandoned it to a construction area rather than taking it to a vet,” Köklü said.
He added that they had brought the goat to an animal clinic where it was treated for its scabies and injuries caused by the dogs. It is being fed with a baby bottle as it is still only three to four months old.
“Humanity knows no limits to evilness. Nobody should take in animals if they cannot provide for them throughout their lives,” Köklü said.