Kadir Topbaş: Scandal at the Hasdal shelter
Update 27 April: Vida, one of our most dramatic rescues, an animal that had been disposed in the middle of the fields like trash, nearly died, experienced a wonderful recovery and she is now ready to go a wonderful home.
Please read the rest of the post to understand exactly what Vida went through…
Our conditions for adoption:
1. Vida MUST have an existing animal.
4. The family will be a non-smoking family. Second hand smoke kills and makes miserable the lifes of both humans and animals. Vida’s life has been miserable until now.. at least now she will enjoy a clean crisp air in her new home.
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It’s an early morning in Istanbul.
The Istanbul Municipality van drives through a lonely road in a village far away from Istanbul. In the back, shaken and terrified, 5 stray dogs violently hit the walls with each bump of the road. The barks and screams can be heard by every villager en route.
Upon arriving to an isolated location the Municipal drivers brutally unload the frightened animals onto the side of the road.
Two of the animals are in good condition but the other three barely have any strength to move. Mila is one of them. Too weak to move she lies on the grass, waiting to die.
We were there.
The entire event was caught on camera as part of an on-going investigation by Let’s Adopt! into the atrocities commited by Kadir Topbaş Hasdal shelter and the Municipality’s well documented practice of dumping dogs in the forests and deserted locations.
The events of that morning, together with undercover footage obtained by Let’s Adopt! proves, beyond any shade of doubt, the blatant disregard for the Law by Kadir Topbaş team and the constant and sustained lies of the Municipality to the Press and the general public.
It was barely weeks ago that the brutal killing of a cat made the entire turkish society get up in arms in rejection of animal cruelty.
In recent months the European Union has granted the Istanbul Municipality large amounts of money in order to improve their sheltering practices, with a shelter currently being built in Istanbul with European Union funds.
European Union officials declare to be totally unaware and shocked by these practices. The scandal threatens to bring European Union funding to a halt.
Kadir Topbaş and the Istanbul Municipality deny any wrongdoing and claim the footage and the scandal to be fabrications. We let you be the judge of that.
P.S. Mila died this morning after spending a week in intensive care.
The second dog, that we have named Vida, was rescued, she is in a critical condition.