About the rescuers

The rescuers are either animal-loving residents of neighborhoods where dogs are on the street and often mistreated or they are from different areas of the city. They get together and travel to where dogs are (often forests where numerous dogs are left) and give them nutritional or medical care, such as spaying, and neutering. Some rescuers have connections with well-established facilities in Istanbul; they take injured and sick dogs to vet clinics and animal facilities if they are not released back to their territories.