Wednesday, 25 July 2012

IDLING ON FETHIYE HARBOUR AND APPLAUSE FOR FETHIYE BELEDIYE FOR INTRODUCING DRINKING STATIONS FOR THE STREET ANIMALS

On Saturday I arranged to buy a throw that someone was advertising on the Buy, Sell or Swap Fethiye Facebook page, so on Sunday I caught the dolmus down to Fethiye to meet the lady there to collect it.

Obviously it was too good an opportunity to miss for a wander around Fethiye, so I went in early to do just that. First stop an iced coffee at the Address Restaurant to sate my withdrawal from the beautiful Fethiye harbour and for a spot of people and boat watching. I arrived at the harbour around 10 am so was able to spend a very pleasant half an hour watching holiday makers clambering aboard the boats in anticipation of their day out at sea. One of the day trips is an absolute must for visitors to Fethiye - a most enjoyable way to spend a day, swimming in quiet bays, watching the stunning scenery, partaking of a lovely lunch washed down with an Efes or two and a very good way to top up the tan!

IDLING AWAY HALF AN HOUR WITH AN ICED COFFEE,
WATCHING THE BOATS SET OFF ON THEIR DAY TRIPS
PEOPLE AND BOAT WATCHING ON FETHIYE HARBOUR

Having quenched my thirst, and had my fill of the delights of the harbour, I set off to complete my next task. A few days ago I was delighted to report on our Facebook page that Fethiye Belediye (Council) have installed 30 drinking stations around Fethiye for the benefit of the street animals, and I wanted to see if I could find one.

I have mentioned in previous posts that street dogs and cats are a continuing problem in Turkey, but that great inroads are being made by the local Animal welfare charity - Animal Aid Fethiye, who work tirelessly to raise money for the neutering programme, support for the animal shelter and veterinary fees for injured or sick animals. Their work is really making a difference here. So it is a wonderful step forward for those animals who are on the street through no fault of their own, that Fethiye Belediye have now installed these for their benefit. They are connected to the mains water so fill automatically.

ONE OF THIRTY NEW DRINKING STATIONS PLACED AROUND FETHIYE
 FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE STREET ANIMALS
So WELL DONE Fethiye Belediye for that. Now perhaps they will follow some other districts in Turkey and think about feeding stations too.

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