SIGNIFICANT VISIT AND BOOK DONATİON BY CIU LIBRARY CLUB AND LIBRARY DIRECTORATE
Kyrenia Animal Rescue visit and book donation event were carried out by Cyprus International University (CIU) Library Directorate and Library Club. Within the context of the event, about 25 parcels books, in Turkish and English, consisting of novels, stories, poetry books and textbooks, were donated to Kyrenia Animal Rescue.
"Our aim is to provide sensitivity for street animals"
The Library Manager and Club Advisor Gülten Sala Lay made an explanation and she mentioned the importance of identifying areas for social awareness projects, allocating time for these projects and putting these projects into practice. Saying that they organize many activities every year tor students to have social awareness and become conscious, she also underlined that they have launched a charity campaign in order to ensure sensitivity for street animals. She stated that within the context of the event, about 25 parcels books, consisting of novels, stories, poetry books and textbooks, were donated to Kyrenia Animal Rescue and she shared her knowledge that Kyrenia Animal Rescue is a home to 380 dogs and 22 puppies and 32 cats and 19 kittens.
Gülten Sala Lay narrated that Kyrenia Animal Rescue sells clothes, decoration materials and books on Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 15.00 and on Saturday from 09.00 to 13.00 to make money for street animals and she said citizens can contribute to the Kyrenia Animal Rescue by donating in good state and rarely used clothes and books. She expressed that Kyrenia Animal Rescue officials can be reached from the phone number 0533 869 40 98 and she said “You can also visit the Kyrenia Animal Rescue on the Besparmak Mountain from 09.00 to 13.00 on weekdays, walk with the dogs, stroke the cats and help”.
"Do not own an animal without reviewing all the options"
Lay noted that some of the cats and dogs in the Kyrenia Animal Rescue were domesticated by people but after a while they are thrown in the street by the owners and she advised not to own an animal without reviewing all the options. Library Manager and Club Advisor Gülten Sala Lay underlined that animals taken home should not be thrown in the streets and she said everybody needs to do their part in order to reduce the problem of unattended animal.
"We aim to help more shelters"
Bekir Can Gök, 3rd grade student in pre-school teaching department and vice president of Library Club, noted that the number of shelters in North Cyprus is not enough and he said, as library club, they aim to help all the needy living creatures. He stated that they aim to help more shelters and other associations in the future and he said “It is not only the human who has the right to live in this world. When you see street animals, do not hurt them and do not scare them. The street animals also need a warm home, sympathy and love as humans. We should not forget that life is beautiful with them”.