EMERGENCY CARE FOR THE STRAY DOGS
OF ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Forest Angels is a nonprofit organisation which was founded to raise money for the stray dogs in the forests surrounding Istanbul. The group of dedicated volunteers work 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to help the animals. They collect materials to build dog sheds, they feed the dogs and they make sure that sick dogs get medical treatment.
Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the world, with 20 million residents. It is also a city with an immense stray animal population: there are an estimated 150,000 stray dogs and cats living in and around Istanbul. The animals live in the city, but also in the surrounding forests. That is where Forest Angels works to help the stray dogs.