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!

Minik & Lilly 1

Minik & Lilly

Minik and Lilly are two sweet kittens that were recently taken out of the animal shelter. Emre and C…

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Zehra 2


Zehra is a kitten we took out of a local shelter to receive treatment for a dog bite. Poor thing! Lu…

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Peanut 3


Peanut was taken out of a local shelter by a volunteer. He won everyone’s hearts with his sweet and…

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Cupid 4


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 5
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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 6


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

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Fistik 7


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

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Jupiter 8


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

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Cello 9


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 10


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

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Melek 11


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

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Simba 12


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

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Leyla 13


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

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Loki 14
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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 15


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

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Sidney 16


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 17


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

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Simba 18


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

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Pix 19


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

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Pasa 20


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 21


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

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Ajax 22


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

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Ivan & Olga 23

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 24


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

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Missan 25


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

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Macho 26


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 27


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

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Misty 28
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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 29


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

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Mango 30
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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 31


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

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Texas 32


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 33


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 34


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

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Lion 35


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

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Rockie 36


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

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Timothy 37


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 38
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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 39

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 40
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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 41


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

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Boss 42


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

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Fluffy 43


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

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Sammy 44


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

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Hazel 45
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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 46


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 47
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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 48

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 49
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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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Lolita 50


Lolita is a sweet cat from the streets of Istanbul that found her happily ever after in San Francisc…

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Zorro 51
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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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Topaz 52


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

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Bell 53


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

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