Fast forward a few months and we have the fantastic story of Hunter, the old pointer that was dropped at the doors of the Beykoz shelter, emaciated, body covered in injuries and skin reflecting years of neglect and abuse.
From the beginning Yasemin took a special liking to this old dog. He was shy, guarded and reserved. This would be no easy task. His general physical condition was also quite poor.
Think about it.. for most of his life Hunter was used as an instrument for the hunt, a brutal act. When age caught up with him he was discarded and dropped. It took months of hard work to make Hunter trust people again. Hunters future life would depend on the success of his rehabilitation.
After the outset of the events of the Beykoz shelter (www.beykozkillers.wordpress.com) Hunter was one of the few lucky dogs that we could rescue. He was very lucky. The Beykoz Municipality started an extermination campaign and surely he would have been one of the very first ones to die. From Beykoz Hunter went into the home of our of our volonteers where, for 10 days, he enjoyed a warm home, a comfortable bed and as much delicious food as he could eat!
Hunters new life had begun…
We needed to find a good family for Hunter, and we needed to do so fast. A message to the 1500 members of our Facebook group yield inmediate results. Serhat, one of our members was offering him Hunter a final home in the coastal resort of Bodrum. It only took a brief conversation with our new friend to realize that Hunter luck had just changed.
Now it was a question of flying him there… another quick message to members and a few hours later we had 5 different flight volonteers to fly Hunter to his new home by the sea.
This time it was Nilay and her friends the ones who saved the day…
Saturday, May 4th on the first flight from Istanbul Hunter started the journey to his new life..
Today we received some pics of Hunter in Bodrum… here is the old boy.. having a great life!!!! go Hunter!!! Go!!!!!