A "cat town" established on a 20-acre plot in the Black Sea province of Samsun is home to dozens of stray cats in the city.
Cats spend their time, eat and play in the cat town, located in an animal care center for helpless and unattended cats.
As the town's number of cats has increased to 150, works are continuing to double the town's size.
A German study gives new meaning to the term "bird brain," showing that ravens are as smart as some of our closest ancestors, reports DPA.
Scientists from the University of Osnabrück in Germany and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology compared the physical and social cognitive skills of ravens with those of chimpanzees and orangutans.
More than 3,000 people have applied for the adoption of 77 dogs and six cats that were seized on the grounds that they were kept in poor conditions for commercial purposes in Ankara's Keçiören district.
The animals whose vocal cords were removed to prevent them from making noise and were kept in poor conditions in cages have been sent to Keçiören Municipality Animal Shelter.
In yet another incident tarnishing Greece's image when it comes to animal cruelty, two stray puppies died and one is in critical condition after they were brutally assaulted by an unknown assailant in the town of Psatha in western Attica, the Megara Animal Welfare Association said on Thursday.
An autopsy by a veterinarian revealed the two died of internal bleeding.
A man who skinned two stray puppies, removed their nails and hung them last August in Hania on the island of Crete was arrested on Wednesday after he was identified by police forensics teams via DNA testing.
It was the first time police had used DNA analysis to track down a suspect connected with animal cruelty.
- Kira, the tiger -
Kira, a two and a half year-old tiger, arrived at a zoo in Mexico's northeast in April after her owner could no longer feed her due to the coronavirus-induced economic collapse.
The imposing 130-kilogram tigress was sedated and transported in a cage by truck to her new home in Culiacan zoo in Sinaloa state.
Pet adoption rates have decreased by 90 percent in Turkey, as people have confined themselves to their houses.
While there has been a pet adoption boom in some countries such as the U.S., U.K. and Australia in times of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an opposite trend in Turkey, with much fewer people wanting to adopt pets.
Camera traps placed in a national park in the western Black Sea province of Düzce have recorded the daily lives of animals living in their natural habitats.
The General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks shared the images of wildlife going on in the forests.
The images also included species such as the endangered lynx and the red deer.