This dog needs help 4:38 PM
Many of you will recognize this picture… it has been circulating around Facebook for over a year now….
This is Kral, a wonderful turkish dog that has been living trapped in a cage at a vet clinic in Istanbul for more than a year.
Kral was a stray dog living in the city of Yalova. A loving and peaceful dog, trying to survive on the streets.
One tragic day, Kral found himself lying on the floor, bleeding. He had been shot in the back by a policeman who didn’t like to see him in the streets near his home.
The dog was rescued by a man, Ismail, who rushed him to the clinic. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done, Kral would remain paralyzed for life.
Ismail didn’t know what to do with the dog so he entrusted him to Dr. Cemaliye Yegane, owner of PETERINER a small veterinary clinic in Nisantasi, Istanbul and asked them to take care of the dog whilst a home was found…
Of course… no home was ever found.
Sadly, Turkey is not geared up for this kind of situations and noone stepped up to adopt Kral. Not a single person in Turkey offered to take care of paralyzed dog wasting his life inside a cage. NOBODY.
For over a year Kral has been living in the conditions you can see here
. About a couple of months ago Le’ts Adopt members heard of this case and they stepped in. First they offer their help in rehoming the dog
, their help was initially accepted, then they purchased a wheelchair for the dog so that he would regain mobility.
Our members then offered to get Kral out of the cage and take him as a foster whilst a final home was found.
At that point things turned complicated.
The veterinarian, Dr. Cemaliye Yegane
clearly annoyed at the possibility of loosing his longest staying paying client turned completely uncooperative
. She said Kral was under the supervision of one of her clients, a mentally deranged individual who didn’t wish for him to ever leave the clinic. She also expressed her fears of adoptants wanting to sell Kral to a laboratory or a chinese restaurant (!!!!)
For over two weeks we have been “negotiating” the release of Kral, to no avail.
Today we found out that the veterinarian, Dr. Cemaliye Yegane and her clients have taken a decision. Kral will never leave the clinic. He is good where he is, living in that cage.
At this point we are going to request the help of our entire community to solve this case.
Kral’s health is deteriorating quickly
and he is developing horrible contact sores
due to lack of exercise. If his condition continues deteriorating we believe he will die in a matter of months if not weeks.
We need your help, here is what to do:
1. Please share this post in your profiles
. It doesn’t matter where you are. Just share it. Exposure is the only thing that is going to get Kral out of the cage
where he is in. Be his voice
. Share this story worldwide.
2. Call Dr. Cemaliye Yegane on +90 212 2463171 or if you are abroad send her an SMS on her mobile: +90 532 440 3940 and demand the immediate release of Kral into Let’s Adopt! custody.
Tell Dr. Cemaliye Yegane that as long as Kral is confined in that cage the world will know what goes on in that clinic.
If any of you wishes to adopt Kral, please get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like Kral to go directly to a home the moment he is released…
The future of Kral is in your hands….