Turkish Volunteers Try to Save Animals Trapped in Rubble Following Earthquake

Volunteers from Turkey’s Animal Rights Federation have worked to rescue animals abandoned in apartment buildings or trapped under rubble following the disastrous earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria in early February. Representatives from animal rights organizations tried to dig out as many animals as they could and to help those who were injured. However, because most pet shops are either closed or have collapsed, serious concerns have been expressed surrounding the ability to continue providing food and other supplies for the animals.