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!
Silver 1


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

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Simba 2


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

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Pasa 3


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 4


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

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Ajax 5


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

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Ivan & Olga 6

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 7


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

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Zeus 8


Zeus was taken into our care after she was found abandoned after her owner passed away. She underwen…

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Misty 9
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Lovely Misty may have been blind, but she never let it get her down. Her patience and optimism final…

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Milkyway 10


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

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Mango 11
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Mango was discovered on the street in poor condition by a kind-hearted volunteer that took him in to…

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Zebra 12


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

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Texas 13


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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Koshka 14


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

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Lion 15


Lion, our beautiful ginger, was one of the many cats crowded into a small room at Yedikule animal sh…

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Rockie 16


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

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Timothy 17


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 18
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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 19

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 20
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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 21


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

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Fluffy 22


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

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Hazel 23
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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 24
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Ruby was discovered along with her mom and littermates living in a dangerous and dilapidated abandon…

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Zorro 25
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After bouncing around from place to place, from vets office to temporary home, we’re happy to report…

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Topaz 26


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

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