Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has activated the mobile service vehicle for dear friends in rural districts. Teams are neutering, treating and vaccinating stray animals in the operating room in the mobile service vehicle.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality carried its mobile vehicle service for street animals to the countryside. In cooperation with volunteers, a veterinarian, a technician and two animal caretakers in the service vehicle sterilized 6 dogs and 14 cats, administered parasites to 20 stray animals, and vaccinated them for rabies this week in cooperation with volunteers in Karaburun.
Umut Polat, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Veterinary Affairs Branch Manager, said, “We aimed to provide on-site service with our mobile service vehicle to prevent uncontrolled breeding of stray animals, especially in rural areas, far from the city centre. With the cooperation of our volunteers, our veterinarians are doing the necessary treatment of our sick friends.
The well-being of our dear friends is increasing
Pointing out that they have established sterilization centers in 2019 districts, namely Ödemiş, Torbalı, Kemalpaşa, Seferihisar, Urla and Dikili, since 6, in order to provide effective service for stray animals in the surrounding districts, Polat said, “For the first time in Turkey, İzmir Veterinarians have been established in order to increase the sterilization rate. We have started an important work in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce. We quickly transport stray stray dogs to hospitals and polyclinics and ensure that approximately 500 dogs are neutered per month. In addition to all these works, our mobile service vehicle will also reach rural areas and points far from the city center. In this way, we will both protect the environment and public health, and increase the welfare of our dear friends.
The number of sterilized stray animals has tripled in the last three years.
Within the scope of the “Rehabilitation Service of Stray Dogs Without Ownership Project” initiated in cooperation with the Izmir Chamber of Veterinarians, for the first time in Turkey, stray animals are sterilized, as well as rabies vaccination, parasitic medicine application and marking.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has tripled the number of sterilized stray animals in the last three years in order to prevent uncontrolled breeding of stray animals and to protect the welfare of animals and public health.