Move It For Dogs 2023
We believe that every dog has the right to the five freedoms irrespective of where they are born.
In many countries dogs find themselves abandoned due to human conflict, policy decisions & poverty
Life is extremely difficult for these dogs who are forced to live on the streets. Many lack the skills needed to survive.
Many lives are lost to disease, road traffic accidents & harassment from humans. Puppy mortality is very high. Life is short & difficult.
Many dogs unfortunate enough to be born in these circumstances are the focus of international rescue work. While we applaud these much needed efforts we do not see rescue as a viable solution to the over population problem. It is absolutely vital that populations are controlled via spay & neuter & education.
Throughout 2023 we are asking folks to get walking for dogs in in Turkey.
We are partnering with our trusted friends in an effort to spay & neuter as many homeless dogs as we can.
We are asking folks to pull together & walk the distance between Dog Desk Animal Action HQ in Ashbourne Derbyshire to Turkey
Please note that t-shirts are only available once you have raised £50 & can only be sent once to each person trekking. Multiple treks will only qualify for one t-shirt.
Ashbourne – Northampton 72 miles – COMPLETED
Northampton – Luton 37 miles – COMPLETED
Luton – Dover 103 miles – COMPLETED
Dover – Calais 29 miles – COMPLETED
Calais – Cologne 246 miles – COMPLETED
Cologne – Frankfurt 108 miles – TAKEN
Frankfurt – Nuremburg 130 miles – COMPLETED
Nuremberg – Vienna 292 miles – 24 miles = 268 miles
Vienna – Budapest 150 miles
Budapest – Belgrade 218 miles – TAKEN
Belgrade – Sofia 262 miles
Sofia – Haskovo 140 miles – TAKEN
Haskovo – Kesan 129 miles
Kesan – Lapseki 75 miles – TAKEN
Lapseki – Aydin 254 miles – COMPLETED
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.
Sign up to participate in #TrekToTurkey here
A Small Selection Of The Dogs in Recovery Following Surgery
Being Collected Or Returned to their feeding areas and caretakers.
The semi feral dogs were gently sedated to make their experience as stress free as possible.