Rosemary (American/Turkish citizen) has been saving and helping animals for over 40 years in the western province of Mugla, Turkey. With the growth of expansion in real estate, Rosemary's house that was once isolated now has neighbors. These people do not like to have so many dogs living in close proximity and have taken her to court a few times in the past. The court has always ruled in her favor but now with growing interest in land development the prices are going up and people want her gone.
Smiling dogs shelter has been put up within 4 weeks after a verdict by the court had been dispensed to Rosemary, that all her dogs were going to be moved to a forest camp, miles away from their home. Of course we couldn’t let that happen, and we got to work on a new compound immediately.
As we didn’t have enough means to buy land as well as being in a hurry, we finally found a place to rent.
We then searched for containers not only for the dogs, but to live in for our caretaker Erdal, who has moved there with the doggies. Connecting water and electricity took about two weeks to complete, and fencing about 2 days. We are very proud of ourselves to have accomplished such a big project within the shortest time.
Please note that all of Rosemarie’s dogs have been rescued by her once already, and now needed to be rescued again.
We are speaking of about 55 doggies.
To keep our shelter running, we would need and appreciate your donation. Food, veterinary bills, maintenance of the shelter, our caretaker, etc... All that needs to be paid for.
Every little donation counts. Up to now, the shelter was financed by one individual (Doris).
Please have a look at our brand new website: http://smiling-dogs.org
THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS