I am a German woman who moved to Turkey last year after her life in Berlin fell into pieces. However, although Turkey is a beautiful country, there is one huge problem they have and this are the innumerable street animals. Each day I am feeding about 40 cats and 10 dogs all on my own - most beautiful animals who would strave without me. I am working 60 hours a week in a Hotel for 300 Bucks a months!! I swear, this is the third world, why my last savings I was bringing with me when 'escaping' to here, are meantime finished. I am crieing each day as there are people around me who could help but of course nobody does. I am a "single fighter" and already got threatened for my care. I am devastely trieing to raise money to have all those cats and dogs here neuterized because this is the key to stop the violence. But one castration is about 150 $ why I simply can not do anything on my own. Besides I am trieing everything to find homes for the nicest, dearest cats and dogs - so many are just perfect and would make the bestest housepet, but there is the next problem - getting an animal ready at a vet to be able to leave Turkey, costs 300 $ per animal with the required blood tests, vaccinations, microchip etc. I spent my very last savings on 4 cats and one dog I found new homes for in Germany and Holland.
My life here is so sad but I am too young to stay here forever as I do not even have a health insurance.
I am dreaming of restarting my life in Germany or in another normal country but it would break my heart to leave here by leaving all these poor cats and dogs behind I made dependend on me over the past months.
I am dreaming of solving the animal problem in my community called "Avsallar" before being able to get my own life back in order.
Thank you so much for reading me. I have never used such way but I have never been this devastated before.