Jan 13, 2017

Dogs Are Suffering In This City, But People Are Stepping Up To Help

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I absolutely hate being cold in the winter, and I’m sure our furry friends do, too.

Even though dogs and cats have natural coats to keep them warm, if they’re outside when freezing temperatures hit, they’re at risk of frostbite or death. In Turkey, where street dogs are customary and incredibly common, volunteers are stepping up to help these beloved pups.

Estimates reveal that there are around 150,000 stray dogs in Istanbul, Turkey. Unlike in America, Turkish people welcome the presence of free-roaming dogs in their cities.

Estimates reveal that there are around 150,000 stray dogs in Istanbul, Turkey. Unlike in America, Turkish people welcome the presence of free-roaming dogs in their cities.

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The overpopulation of dogs in Istanbul has been connected to rabies outbreaks and deaths, but these pups are largely loved by the people who see them every day.

The overpopulation of dogs in Istanbul has been connected to rabies outbreaks and deaths, but these pups are largely loved by the people who see them every day.

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