Turkish authorities actively take care of street animals during the pandemic
The Ministry of the interior has published a letter with the rules and conditions for feeding and protecting stray animals during self-isolation due to Covid-19. Local governments were advised to organize special places, where they can regularly leave food for animals. This was not required before, as citizens went outside and fed our smaller brothers.
According to the ministry’s report, food and water should be placed in outdoor animals, for instance, parks and gardens, especially, shelters.
Veterinarians in local municipalities vaccinate street animals and feed them regularly. Care for homeless pets is part of the culture of Turkish society.