Ten days since a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria, our team on the ground has pulled countless cats, dogs, birds, and even farm animals, from the rubble in quake-stricken parts of Turkey.
Animals who just days ago had loving families and warm beds now have broken limbs and destroyed homes. They have lost everything, and worse, they are battling life-threatening injuries while lying bewildered and terrified in our team’s emergency field tents.
Tragically, it is unlikely that many more animals are still alive beneath the rubble (but we will not stop searching!) - but for those who survive, it is now crucial that we stay by their sides and do everything in our power to fight for their lives. We can only do it with your continued support right now.
<mark>Countless thousands of animals in Turkey are homeless and injured, waiting forlornly
for their families to come back… but they never will.</mark>
We have rushed emergency funding to HAYTAP (Hayvan Hakları Federasyonu), but so much more needs to be done!
Right now, HAYTAP is working around the clock to save the lives of rescued animals in its care. Heartbreakingly, many of these animals have lost their owners.
We know that if the unthinkable were to happen to you, you would want a team like ours to do everything in its power to save the lives of your precious pets and, one day, find them another loving family to nurture and care for them.
<mark>Rescued animals DESPERATELY need veterinary medicines, food,
pet transporters and blankets. We must also help provide shelter until these tragic survivors can find loving homes..</mark>
HAYTAP has set up three field hospital relief tents in badly hit areas. Injured animals are being taken there, where they are kept warm and given medical care.
Even after these pets recover from wounds and trauma, many will need long-term care until they can be found loving homes. We WILL stand by them.
Thanks to your support, our team on the ground, along with volunteers, has successfully freed many desperate animals: a mother dog and her four puppies from under the rubble six days after the earthquake, a cat with a badly damaged leg, another with a terrible neck injury, and three pregnant cows - to mention just a few. All the animals are receiving critical care and are expected to survive, thanks to the dedicated work of our team on the ground - made possible by your support.
But Friend, these animals have slim chance of surviving their injuries and the icy cold weather without your continued help. Please help right now by donating any amount you possibly can. Having lost everything in this heartrending tragedy, we are their only hope!
Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Network for Animals
P.S: It seems that the Turkish and Syrian governments are overwhelmed by this catastrophe - so you can be certain there is little, if ANY, government aid for animals. If they survive, it will be because of animal lovers like you. Please donate as generously as you can right now.
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