About T.A.G

T.A.G. is committed to saving the animals of Turkey! Please donate today and save a life from the harsh streets these animals are born on!
We have our own private shelter set up to rehabilitate, rehome, neuter, give medical treatment to so many animals. Mission to rescue sick, stray, injured and starving animals from the streets of Turkey and to rehome these animals to loving homes throughout the world.
T.A.G. is also committed to promoting trap, neuter and release programs throughout Turkey as well as helping to educate Turkish animal shelters in the proper care of its animals.

Company Overview
The Turkish Animal Group (T.A.G.) is a registered charity and our number is 1148352 - we are based in Turkey and United Kingdom.
T.A.G. was founded by Karen Wren after she visited Turkey for the first time in 2002 when she witnessed the horrific living conditions animals were forced to deal with in Turkey day in and day out. From that day forward, Karen knew that the rest of her life would be committed to helping the animals of Turkey.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

The mange curse

So many dogs on the streets have mange.  It's a terrible condition and unless treated will usually result in dreadful irritation and pain, and ultimately death.

Karen has rescued many dogs with mange, ranging from mild cases to very severe.  In Karen's eyes, every dog deserves to be rescued and given the chance of a normal life.

This is Tommy.  I found him in my village, but at the time my own dog, Beki, was very poorly (she subsequently died) and I was unable to take Tommy in.  I made a call to Karen and within hours she had hired a car, and she and Mustafa made the long round trip to the village to rescue Tommy.  Just look at the before and after pictures.


In recent days, Karen has rescued two dogs with severe mange:  (Warning:  You may find these pictures upsetting)


Silver with Karen
This is Silver, a big boy TAG is currently looking after near Soke where he was found  with terrible mange and starving. He is having treatment for his mange and responding well. The locals were terrified of him at first, due to his size and the fact he is missing a lot of fur. He was covered in blood from scratching. 

Karen and Mustafa got him into the car much to the amazement of the locals. Gradually, after seeing them treating and caring for him, although they wont touch him, they are now no longer afraid of him.

This little man was found in the middle of the road chasing a grasshopper in the hope of some food, ultra thin with severe mange. Unable to catch him alone, Karen drove at speed to collect Mustafa to help. 

Mustafa got a few bites because the dog was so scared and shaking so much they thought he was about to go into shock.  Finally they  managed to get him and TAG will now do their utmost to get this little man back to health.   He was  dehydrated and starving, but he is now at home with Karen.

Whenever Karen rescues a dog with mange, she takes it to her home and keeps it there until the vet treatment is complete.  There has to be absolutely no sign of mange before the dog will be transferred to the TAG shelter.

If you would like to donate for treatment of these dogs, then please do so via this link - http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/tag-dog-sponsorship/62614


Update from Karen on the poor little guy in the last picture (who was given the name Pluto)


Sadly yesterday afternoon we had to have Pluto PTS its has really effected me very badly as he was the sweetest little boy in the world. He had distemper and there was nothing we could do for him. 2 days ago he started to cry out and his back legs began twitching really badly and he was in pain so the kindest thing although so hard was to free his pain R.I.P little man just know we loved you for this short time and only wish we had found you sooner. Karen ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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