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Turkey earthquake, rescue team rescues cats from building debris: photos

On February 6, a large region of Turkey was destroyed by a very violent 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The damage in terms of human lives was incalculable, representing one of the country's greatest tragedies.

In addition to the cost in human lives, there were also millions of displaced people, homeless after their homes collapsed. In fact, in addition to the main quake, there followed a series of aftershocks that continued to do damage for days.

Rescuers also focused on rescuing animals trapped under the rubble, thanks to volunteer veterinarians who took great risks to do their work. Their bravery made it possible to save so many puppies.

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Turkey earthquake, rescue team rescues cats from building rubble: photos
On February 6, a large region of Turkey was destroyed by a very violent 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The damage in terms of human lives was incalculable, representing one of the country's greatest tragedies. In addition to the cost in human lives, there were also millions of displaced people, homeless after their homes collapsed. In fact, in addition to the main quake, there followed a series of aftershocks that continued to do damage for days.Rescuers also focused on rescuing animals trapped under the rubble, thanks to volunteer veterinarians who took great risks to do their work. Their bravery made it possible to save so many puppies.
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Turkey earthquake, rescue team rescues cats from building debris: photos
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey on Feb. 6, followed by a series of earthquake and aftershocks, causing more than 47,000 deaths in Turkey and Syria and leaving millions homeless.
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Turkey earthquake, rescue team rescues cats from building debris: photos
Volunteer veterinarians take care of a domestic cat evacuated from a damaged apartment. Great work by members of Breaking The Chains and Turkish animal rescue volunteers, February 22, 2023 at Hatay, Turkey.
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Turkey earthquake, rescue team rescues cats from building debris: photos
Breaking The Chains is a nonprofit organization that specializes in extracting animals of all types and sizes from harsh and dangerous conditions around the world. It was founded by British Army veteran Tom S-N who made it his life's mission to make the world a safer place for all animals.
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Turkey earthquake, rescue team rescues cats from building debris: photos
Even several days after the earthquake, people continued to be found alive, as well as many pets that survived the collapse of houses and were trapped under the rubble.
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Turkey earthquake, rescue team rescues cats from building debris: photos
The International Organisation for the Protection of Animals (Oipa) with its volunteers also took action for the animal rescue. A special fundraiser was also activated for this special mission.
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Turkey earthquake, rescue team rescues cats from building debris: photos
The cats, as can be seen from the photos, receive initial care on the spot, to make sure they are not seriously injured. Then they are transported to special areas, makeshift veterinary clinics, where they receive care before looking for a new home.
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Turkey earthquake, rescue team rescues cats from building debris: photos
Tom S.N, a member of the British organization Breaking The Chains, carries a domestic cat with a box after a successful evacuation operation on Feb. 22, 2023 in Hatay, Turkey.
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