Move It For Dogs 2023

We are calling folks to action following shocking viral footage of a dog being beaten with a shovel in Konya, Turkey.

There has been international outrage following the incident, which is alleged to be part of a culling process.

We are responding to this sickening event with our Move It For Dogs 2023 challenge.

Throughout 2023 & beyond if necessary we are asking folks to get walking for dogs in three locations in Turkey.

We are partnering with three of our trusted friends in an effort to spay and neuter homeless dogs.

The locations chosen for our big dream are Aydin, Bilecik & Ankara.

We are asking folks to pull together and walk the distance between Dog Desk Animal Action HQ in Ashbourne Derbyshire and our shelter project. A distance of 2,026.6 miles.

Markers on the map will be updated as participants move along the map on their digital journey.

You can choose how much or little you walk.

We will send you a certificate of completion, a medal & a t-shirt.

Our Journey

Ashbourne – Northampton 72 miles – COMPLETED

Northampton – Luton 37 miles – COMPLETED

Luton – Dover 103 miles – COMPLETED

Dover – Calais 29 miles – COMPLETED

Calais – Cologne 246 miles

Cologne – Frankfurt 108 miles

Frankfurt – Nuremburg 130 miles – COMPLETED

Nuremberg – Vienna 292 miles

Vienna – Budapest 150 miles

Budapest – Belgrade 218 miles

Belgrade – Sofia 262 miles

Sofia – Haskovo 140 miles

Haskovo – Kesan 129 miles

Kesan – Lapseki 75 miles

Lapseki – Aydin 254 miles

Aydin – Afyonkarahisar 192 miles

Afyonkarahisar – Ankara 162 miles

Ankara – Bilecik 186 miles

Bilecik – Lapseki 202 miles – COMPLETED

Why Spay and Neuter?

It is well accepted that just one mating and all the offspring over a six year period has the potential to produce in excess of 60,000 unwanted puppies.

Many of those puppies will not survive long as they are exposed to danger the second they are born. Disease, hunger, loss of their mother, traffic & human harassment all pose great risks to the pups.

Those which survive face a tough life on the streets where only the strongest survive.

It is not a good life.

We hope you will join us either by walking to cover some of those miles for us, by donating or sharing our fundraiser.


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Ankara Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter Bilecik

Aydin Spay & Neuter

Ankara Spay & Neuter dogs returning to their feeding area and caretaker, our partner for this campaign.

Bilecik Spay & Neuter dogs returning to their feeding area and caretaker, our partner for this campaign.