This man moved to a small and settled into a farmhouse to help stray animals.
Turkey is full of homeless animals, but people and organizations across the country are doing their best to help.
One such person is a man named Mert Akkiok. He is a typical person who owns a small business but loves animals very much.
While the government is helping to take care of homeless animals in cities like Istanbul, many of them are still sick, injured and in need of help. In an interview with Bored Panda, Mert explained: “Our government should neuter and vaccinate them. And then throw it out again…”
Any resident of Istanbul can see many stray cats and dogs roaming the city. But some of them spill out of the city because there are so many of them. And it’s very difficult for them to survive.
It was hard for Mert to see the suffering of homeless animals, so he began to feed the hungry, nurse the weak and offer a warm place to sleep in the cold.
He told Bored Panda: “I adopted some of these dogs myself because I couldn’t leave them where they lived. They needed care. So I started with one dog, and when I had five dogs.”
She eventually realized that she would need more space if she wanted to continue helping more and more dogs and stray dogs. So he moved to a small village on the outskirts of Istanbul and settled on a farm. There he will have the necessary space for any animals that need help.