Thank Villagers for Saving Freezing Donkeys

Target: Governor Hamza Erkal and Mayor Ali Murat of Siverek, Turkey

Goal: Thank the governor and mayor of Siverek for rescuing five donkeys from the harsh winter conditions of Siverek, Turkey

Five abandoned donkeys were found practically frozen in Karlik, a small village in Siverek, Turkey. The donkeys were covered in ice from top to bottom and only survived by huddling together for warmth. If it weren’t for a group of caring Turkish villagers, these donkeys would surely have frozen to death. Thank these village saviors for giving the donkeys another chance at life.

When they were found, the five donkeys stood so still and were  so closely clustered together that they appeared frozen to each other. Videos and pictures have been released of the donkeys looking as though they are encrusted in snow with icicles hanging off of their fur. Luckily, the news reports caught the attention of Siverk governor Hamza Erkal and Mayor Ali Murat Bucak who sent in a crew of villagers to help with the rescue.

The first people on the scene were a group of villagers who took the donkeys to a nearby stable to find shelter.  After that, the villagers brought them to a vet to be taken care of.  Amazingly, the donkeys have made a full recovery and are now in good shape. The villagers were also told to keep an eye out for other abandoned animals that might also be suffering from the cold conditions.

Please sign this petition to thank the Turkey government and villagers for helping the donkeys find shelter.


Dear Governor Hamza Erkal and Mayor Ali Murat of Siverk, Turkey,

Thank you for taking action the moment you heard of this awful news of animal cruelty. Whoever left the donkeys there to freeze the death should be penalized. Nonetheless, your quick reaction to the problem has helped these donkeys find a warmer shelter and live a longer life.With your help, the donkeys were rescued and put in a warm stable, fed, and checked on by a vet.

Please recognize the villagers and the veterinarians who helped rescue these animals.  Their kind hearts helped save these poor animals from an inevitable outcome. They deserve a huge thank you for their efforts in helping the donkeys.


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Photo Credit: Ropaolo via Wikimedia Commons

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