– Dogs left behind by surrounding provinces and districts have become the biggest problem of a district
Stray dogs left in Ilkadim continue to pose a danger
Akça: “We delivered nearly 3,000 stray dogs to the shelter in 3 months”
SAMSUN – Stray dogs left in Ilkadım district of Samsun, one of the surrounding districts and provinces, pose a great danger to humans.
The Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Stray Animal Care and Rehabilitation Center is located within the boundaries of Ilkadım district. When this is the case, the stray animal teams of some district municipalities bring the stray dogs they collect in their own district to the shelter of the district of Ilkadım, have them treated and recover them. Ilkadim Municipality officials also claim that these dogs are left at Ilkadım borders, not the districts they belong to, by other district municipalities after being removed from the shelter, and expect that all municipalities act responsibly.
Ilkadim Municipality Health Affairs Directorate teams collected 5683 stray dogs from the district borders in 2021 and delivered them to the Weak Stray Animals Care and Rehabilitation Center. Teams from Ilkadim Municipality, who collected nearly 3,000 stray animals from their neighborhoods and delivered them to the animal shelter in the first 3 months of this year, finally detected 2 dogs left in Ilkadım from Ordu. Ilkadim Municipality Health Affairs Officer Onur Akça said dogs from surrounding provinces are now left in their districts and said they have determined that dogs whose ear tags have been cut off are registered in Ordu province from chip numbers.
“We delivered almost 3,000 stray dogs to the shelter in 3 months”
Pointing out that they approached the number of strays they collected in a year last year, before the end of the first 3 months of this year, and the number of foreign strays in the district is gradually increasing, the health affairs officer Onur Akça said: “As Ilkadım Municipality, we have a big problem. Stray dogs are left at the borders of our district from many districts and provinces. We found out that dogs have been left in our district from Ordu.Although we have acted in coordination with Samsun Metropolitan Municipality on the sterilization of dogs, we have delivered 5683 stray animals to the shelter for sterilization in 2021. We have delivered 2993 stray animals so far this year.Despite this is not enough as many dogs from other districts and provinces are left in our district every day,” he said.
“They left a stray dog from Ordu to Samsun”
Stating that the last stray dogs they detected were left in Samsun of Ordu province, Onur Akça said, “In the latest report we received, our teams went to the scene after a complaint for assault. They took 2 dogs to the animal care and rehabilitation center. of the metropolitan municipality. Here, the microchip numbers of the dogs whose ear tags were cut were checked and these numbers were used to identify the dogs. It was determined that they were brought from Ordu. It is not something to be interpreted in due form. faith that the stray dogs that should have been in Ordu were found on Ilkadım Gürgen mountain. Most likely, these dogs were left to starve. Because the Gürgen mountain is not a place where animals can be fed. The problem is getting worse and worse. We expect it to increase,” he said.
“They leave the dogs they brought to the shelter in our neighborhood and go away”
Akça said that some district municipalities let stray dogs in their districts in Ilkadım and used the following statements:
“In places where dogs are concentrated, dogs choose a leader and can become aggressive in the presence of this leader. They can attack people when they are hungry or when they feel in danger. When these attacks escalate, citizen complaints increase. In fact, 417 citizens in Turkey were injured last year by dogs. Municipalities release animals to other districts in order to avoid this problem in their own districts. As it is, the grouping of dogs increases too much in the districts where the dogs are loose. It is located within the borders of Ilkadım district. When the district municipalities take the animals to the shelter, the dogs that have been treated and treated are sent back to the district teams to be released back to their own districts. The teams district municipalities, which take the dogs, instead of returning the returned animals to their own neighborhoods. e They leave it in İlkadım. or they leave as if taking them to the shelter and leave the dogs in the confines of İlkadım without going to the shelter without earrings. In this way, unfortunately, the number of stray dogs in İlkadım increases significantly. Citizens living in rural areas also suffer from this situation.
Ilkadim Municipality Health Affairs teams collected 2,993 stray dogs in 2022 and delivered them to the shelter. Although it was determined that many of the stray dogs delivered to the shelter did not have earrings, it was stated that some dogs had their ears cropped so it is unclear from which province and district they came.