Stories of love and passion for helping animals

Success Stories
On this page we list profiles of the animals the Tails of Istanbul 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!
Lassie 1

Lassie

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

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Fistik 2

Fistik

Fistik was rescued from Macka Park, a location overcrowded with strays. He didn’t have to travel to…

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Jupiter 3

Jupiter

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

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Cello 4

Cello

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 5

Bambi

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

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Melek 6

Melek

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

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Simba 7

Simba

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

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Loki 8
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Loki

Loki was taken quickly out of the local animal shelter because she was gravely ill. Shelters can be…

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Blade 9

Blade

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

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Sidney 10

Sidney

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 11

Silver

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

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Simba 12

Simba

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

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Pix 13

Pix

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

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Pasa 14

Pasa

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 15

Aylin

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

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Ajax 16

Ajax

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

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Ivan & Olga 17

Ivan & Olga

This brother and sister duo were kittens at Yedikule Animal shelter when they were taken in by some…

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Missan 18

Missan

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

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Macho 19

Macho

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 20

Zeus

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

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Misty 21
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Misty

Lovely Misty may have been blind, but she never let it get her down. Her patience and optimism final…

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Milkyway 22

Milkyway

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

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Mango 23
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Mango

Mango was discovered on the street in poor condition by a kind-hearted volunteer that took him in to…

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Zebra 24

Zebra

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

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Texas 25

Texas

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 26

Aladdin

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 27

Koshka

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

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Rockie 28

Rockie

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

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Timothy 29

Timothy

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 30
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Mufasa

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 31

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 32
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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 33

Lotus

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

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Boss 34

Boss

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

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Fluffy 35

Fluffy

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

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Sammy 36

Sammy

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

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Hazel 37
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Hazel

Hazel is a brave girl with a strong spirit. She was paralyzed in her two back legs before even turni…

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Ruby 38
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Ruby

Ruby was discovered along with her mom and littermates living in a dangerous and dilapidated abandon…

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Cotton & Candy 39

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 40
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Cara

Little Cara needs some TLC – tender loving care. She was rescued off the streets near the Grand Baza…

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Lolita 41

Lolita

Lolita came into our care sick and emaciated. After she made a full recovery she began her journey t…

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Zorro 42
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Zorro

After bouncing around from place to place, from vets office to temporary home, we’re happy to report…

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Topaz 43

Topaz

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

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