The man known as the ‘grandfather’ of homeless animals has been properly awarded for his volunteering efforts in helping stray dogs.
The man, aged 71, has graduated from a veterinary medicine program and is travelling miles per week to care for them.
Fevzi Uyar from Turkey retired from his career as a teacher of biology for 42 years. After this, he has been entirely dedicated to helping stray animals.
The Grandfather of the Homeless Animals
He has helped strays in a lot of ways, including building more than 80 animal shelters from plywood to provide a warm place to stay in, especially during the cold months. He also provides them with rugs and blankets.
He also travels more than 90 miles every other day to supply these homeless dogs with water and food. Alongside other animal volunteers, he supplies 8 to 10 tons of dog food every month.
Now, more than 1000 dogs recognize his truck and follow it as they know food is coming.
However, when it came to helping dogs with medical issues, he had thousands of dollars of debts at the local vet. To be able to keep caring for them, he decided to enroll in a vet program.
Uyar Graduates from Vet Program to Give Dogs the Full-Care Package
The 71-year-old recently graduated from the program and is now able to vaccinate dogs as well as to treat wounds and place bandages.
Because of his amazing efforts to provide strays with a chance for a better life, the Babbitt Family Foundation awarded him with the first Gladiator Award.
They stated that they’re hopeful that Mr. Uyar’s story will be an inspiration for people to find ways to help make the world a better place and benefit the entire humanity.