Turkish members, Solibra Lojistik Hizmetleri are increasing donations to cover medical expenses of stray animals in Istanbul from $1 to $2.50 from each shipment.
“Many animals, losing their natural environment in the ever-growing, 15-million-strong city of Istanbul, have to lead poor and miserable lives on the streets, sometimes also suffering from cruel treatment.
Life on the streets is hard and brutal for strays – the abandoned animals that cannot survive without the help of humans. Disease, accidents, starvation, extreme heat or cold await many street animals.
The estimated number of strays (cats and dogs together) in the city is around 250,000,” Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s Veterinary Services Directorate says.
“In Istanbul alone, a megacity of 15 million people, there are thought to be 130,000 dogs and 125,000 cats roaming free. These animals in all of Turkey’s urban centers now get services from local governments for shelter, regular feeding, sterilization and medical checks by trained veterinarians.
We continuously strive to make those small friends’ life better and have decided to increase the donation from each shipment from $1 to $2.50 to cover feeding of the stray animals.”