05 October Friday

Constant Care for Animals

Mevlüt Uysal, the mayor of Istanbul stated that the municipality is offering uninterrupted service for stray animals and has the world's largest and most modern animal care centers. "Kısırkaya and Tepeören Nursing Houses are shown by animal rights advocates. 24 hours a day, we are ready to help our stray friends" he added.

Mevlüt Uysal, the mayor of Istanbul has issued a message due to October 4, World Animal Protection Day: "Every living thing has a value so the stray animals. I can proudly say that we have the world 's largest and most modern animal care facilities. Kısırkaya and Tepeören Nursing Homes, which are shown as an example by animal rights advocates,  are offering constant service for animals. We have undertaken the mission by following the footsteps of our ancestors who have established foundations to protect animals and enacted laws centuries ago. We believe that no animal should be harmed for any reason. And when a citizen calls 153, the municipality will immediately do its duty. Our teams are always in action for animals in need of care," he said. 

Non-Stop Service Every day 

The mayor stated that caring and compassionate approach of the municipality sets an example for the world. The total number of waif animals within the district boundaries of 39 municipalities in Istanbul is estimated to be 130.000 dogs and 125.000 cats. In 2018, 61.477 treatments, 31.946 vaccinations, and 20.496 neutering have been performed by European and Asian side nursing homes that are 7/24 ready to respond to injury events and other notices. Within the body of IMM Veterinary Services, there are 6 units with a total capacity of 7,500. 1 Animal Vaccination and Treatment Unit, 1 Animal Hospital and Nursing Home, 4 Temporary Animal Nursing Homes with a Garden are 7/24 ready to serve pets and stray animals with a total of 388 staff including 65 veterinarians, 25 veterinary technicians, and 298 assistants. Also with 29 transport vehicles, it is possible to reach all parts of the city in a short time. 

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