Every pet deserves a loving and respectful home: please only consider acquiring a pet if you will be able to take care of its long-term needs. Also, consider choosing your animal companion from a shelter, where there are so many wonderful furry friends who need a forever home.
A selection of Cyprus animal shelters, as well as their locations, can be found here.
In this video, we meet animal-lover Mert Akkök, a business owner, who lives in a farmhouse on the outskirts of Istanbul, caring for a menagerie of rescued beasts of the winged, hoofed and pawed varieties.
(Incidentally, if you like this GeoBeats Animals video, you may also enjoy an earlier story about Akkök’s efforts to rescue seagulls, here.)
Here, we watch as Akkök tells us the heartwarming story of adopting a little orphaned donkey called Kadife, whose devotion to him expresses a bond most akin to that between a mother and child.
View the original video here.
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