Everyday we see cats and dogs at the streets, trying to find some food, a safe place to sleep, protecting their babies from people or the other animals. We call them: STRAYS They are the homeless animals which are forced to live at streets by humanbeings.What had WE done? • Made them domestic • Destroyed their natural environment • Abandoned them to streets.That’s why, WE HAVE TO take some responsibilities by choosing our pets fromstreets instead of pet stores.
WHERE DO WE GET OUR PETS FROM? • Responsible Breeders • Pet stores •Streets / Shelters
RESPONSIBLE BREEDING • BREEDING STANDARDS proper medical care from a veterinarian clean and safe surroundings loved pets, treatened in a human wayAkbaş Breeding Center, Sivrihisar, Turkey
PET STORE / PET SHOP REALITY What is behind the scene?“mass-production (puppy- kitten mills)” “storage” No medical care No food No social life No space Even NO VOICE
PET STORE / PET SHOP REALITY What is behind the scene? Over-production
STREET ANIMALS – STRAY DOGS & CATS Where they live? •2,000 animals living in streets*. •Streets •Woods •Shelters* Source: “Turkeys Changemakers: Tolga Oztorun sheds lighton hardships faced by street animals.”http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/
STREET ANIMALS – STRAY DOGS & CATS The danger they are faced with •Illnesses •Hunger/ Thirst • Poisoning • Traffic accidents •Inhumanity - mistreatmentEzber Film – http://www.ezberfilm.com/
“The greatness of a nation and its moralprogress can be judged by the way itsanimals are treated.” Gandhi
STREET ANIMALS – STRAY DOGS & CATS What is the solution? • Do not abandon! • Sterilizate, Vaccinate and Let them live. • Adopt!
STREET ANIMALS – STRAY DOGS & CATS What is the solution? • STERILIZATE, VACCINATE AND LET THEM LIVE Sterilization: is an operation which renders an animal unable to procreate Vaccination: is the administration of antigenic material to produce immunity to a disease.Source: “Derelict Dogs Educational Booklet”, SHKD
STREET ANIMALS – STRAY DOGS & CATS The story of George Adopted!
Adoption is a process whereby aperson assumes the parenting foranother who is not kin, in so doing,permanently transfers all rights andresponsibilities from the originalparents.
Adopt your dogs and catsfrom streets or shelters,instead of buying themfrom pet stores. •Don’t pay •Save a life