Stories of love and passion for helping animals

Success Stories

On this page we list profiles of the animals the Tails of Turkey team was able to help. We aim to inspire you and others to get involved and help create a better life for stray animals in Istanbul and Turkey!

Cupid 1


Cupid stole the heart of a shelter volunteer with her sweet demeanor. It didn’t take long for her to…

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Bal 2
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Hi, I’m Ball! I’m a one-eyed stunner here to win your heart! I was rescued off the streets of Sinop…

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Lassie 3


Lassie is a sweet girl that was rescued from Macka Park, a location overcrowded with stray cats. She…

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Fistik 4


Fıstık was rescued from Maçka Park, where many stray animals live. Fıstık did not need to go far to…

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Jupiter 5


Jupiter is a little ray of sunshine that was rescued from a local animal shelter. This sweet ginger…

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Cello 6


Cello is a sweet cat that was rescued from a shelter in Istanbul. He got the once-in-a-lifetime oppo…

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Bambi 7


Bambi was found pregnant on the streets. She was taken into a foster home, and Bambi and her kittens…

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Melek 8


Like many of the cats we help, Melek is from a shelter in Istanbul. There, countless cats struggle f…

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Simba 9


Simba was found on the streets by tourists, cold, dirty, and covered in fleas. With some love and ca…

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Leyla 10


Leyla spent her whole life at Yedikule Animal Shelter. All she knew was walls and cages, but she had…

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Loki 11
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Loki was taken quickly out of the local animal shelter because she was gravely ill. Shelters can be…

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Blade 12


Blade was found by a volunteer lying sick in the street, nothing but skin and bones. The vet discove…

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Sidney 13


Sidney was discovered by one of our volunteers in Macka Park, a place in Istanbul that is home to ma…

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Silver 14


Silver is one of many cats at Yedikule Animal Shelter that have found loving homes with the help of…

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Simba 15


Simba was discovered living on the streets of Istanbul. Through the effort of volunteers, this lucky…

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Pix 16


Pix was one of the many cats abandoned or living in Macka Park. Parks are breeding grounds for illne…

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Pasa 17


Like many cats in Istanbul, little Pasa was dumped at a park and left to fend for himself. Without r…

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Aylin 18


Lovely Aylin was adopted to a kind-hearted woman in Denver, Colorado who also works hard to help ani…

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Ajax 19


Ajax was discovered in very poor condition on the streets of Istanbul. With time and love, Ajax was…

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Ivan & Olga 20

Ivan & Olga

This brother and sister duo were kittens at Yedikule Animal shelter when they were taken in by some…

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Cashew 21


Cashew was rescued by a kindhearted volunteer, Hannah, from a local shelter in Istanbul. He had an u…

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Missan 22


Life isn’t easy on the streets and Missan arrived at Yedikule Animal Shelter in poor condition. She…

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Macho 23


Macho is a charming and sweet cat that was taken out of Yedikule Animal Shelter. With the help of ou…

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Zeus 24


Zeus was taken into our care after he was found abandoned after his owner passed away. He underwent…

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Misty 25
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Lovely Misty may have been blind, but she never let it get her down. Her patience and optimism final…

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Milkyway 26


Thanks to the help of the Facebook group Streetcats Istanbul, lovely Milkyway found himself a new ho…

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Mango 27
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Mango was discovered on the street in poor condition by a kind-hearted volunteer that took him in to…

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Zebra 28


Zebra was taken out of the Yedikule Animal Shelter and received medical care at the vet for one week…

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Texas 29


Texas had a stroke of luck when there was a mixup at the shelter and he was taken out by mistake. We…

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Aladdin 30


Aladdin is from an animal shelter and we took him out thanks to the help of a rescue group on Facebo…

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Koshka 31


Koshka was taken out of Yedikule Animal Shelter by two volunteers in November 2018. She was placed i…

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Lion 32


Lion, our beautiful ginger, was one of the many cats crowded into a small room at Yedikule animal sh…

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Rockie 33


Rockie was discovered along with her newborn kittens, tucked into the rocks of the Bostanci coastlin…

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Timothy 34


Timothy, at 1.5 months, was found on the streets by a woman from Yadikule Animal Shelter. He had an…

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Mufasa 35
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Mufasa’s mom was rescued off the streets while pregnant. Mufasa had to wait and watch while his brot…

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Dot & Lexi 36

Dot & Lexi

We are over the moon that Dot and Lexi were adopted together and are on their way to a new life in t…

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Caroline & Logan 37
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Caroline & Logan

Caroline and Logan were discovered by a volunteer being dumped, motherless, off a busy street in Sul…

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Lotus 38


Lotus met his forever family, Lindsay and Josh, when they were travelling through Istanbul. After a…

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Boss 39


Hello, I’m Boss! I was discovered in an abandoned and dilapidated building along with my mom and sib…

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Fluffy 40


Fluffy is our silly and loving ginger male. He was left on the doorstep of Yedikule Animal Shelter b…

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Sammy 41


Sammy is our beautiful cross-eyed boy that we rescued from a local shelter. He moved from foster hom…

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Hazel 42
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Hazel is a brave girl with a strong spirit. She was paralyzed in her two back legs before even turni…

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Hestia 43


Hestia, our fluffy beauty, waited a long time to find a family to call her own. Thanks to the help o…

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Ruby 44
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Ruby was discovered along with her mom and littermates living in a dangerous and dilapidated abandon…

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Cotton & Candy 45

Cotton & Candy

Cotton and Candy were found alone on the streets at a young age. Isolated from people, they were sca…

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Cara 46
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Little Cara needs some TLC – tender loving care. She was rescued off the streets near the Grand Baza…

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Zorro 47
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After bouncing around from place to place, from vets office to temporary home, we’re happy to report…

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Marshmallow 48


Marshmallow won the hearts of his foster family and now he will be joining them in Sweden where he w…

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Topaz 49


Topaz spent the first few months of her young life living in a busy animal shelter. Shortly after un…

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Bell 50


Bell, our calico stunner, waited a long time to find a flight volunteer to take her to her new famil…

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