The female pharmacist, who took care of the dog, is a dog lover who usually leaves out food and water for the street dogs.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on June 28, 2019. It has since been updated.
Dogs are adorable creatures who know how to express themselves perfectly. They are attracted to humans who love animals and know how to seek them out. In a recent video that went viral, an injured dog can be seen approaching an animal-loving pharmacist.
The short clip shows the street dog in Istanbul waiting patiently inside the pharmacy until the female pharmacist asks it what is wrong. The dog has a cute look on its face while trying to communicate with the pharmacist about the injury.
Banu Cengiz, the pharmacist, noticed that the dog's paw was bleeding. The dog put its injured paw on Banu's hand to show her the wound. The woman went on to clean the wound up and applied medicine. She also gave it food and water, according to The Dodo. The dog sat still, patiently, as the pharmacist lovingly took care of her. This shows how much dogs understand what humans are communicating.
"She was looking at me," Cengiz told The Dodo. "I said, 'Baby, is there a problem?'"
Soon, the dog laid down and gave the silver-haired woman access to her belly to give belly rubs. The woman kept talking to the dog throughout as if she understood every single emotion of the dog. The video ends with her patting the dog.
"When I was done, she laid down as if to thank me," Cengiz said. "She was saying, 'I trust you.'"
Senin o kimden yardım isteyeceğini bilen aklına,güzelliğine,usluluğuna kurban olurum.patisi kanamış,eczaneye girip patisini uzattı,yarasını gösterdi bana. pic.twitter.com/MUYE9yFM6j— Badores (@badores) June 20, 2019
The street dog rested inside the pharmacy in a quiet corner recovering through the day. There was also a dog bed inside for it to use. By closing time, it was time for the dog to go back out into the world it is more used to.
"Unfortunately, I couldn't take her home," Cengiz said. "I've been dealing with street animals for years. I feed them and heal them, and help them find homes when I can," she said.
The pharmacist, who is a dog lover, has made a safe space for street dogs in Istanbul to come and lay down near her pharmacy, according to The Dodo. The homeless dogs that she can't adopt still get food and water there. She maintains an "oasis" for them.
"I do it because they feel. We need to help those who need it," Cengiz said. "People should teach their children to love and respect animals and nature. Then we can all live together in a beautiful world."
Her social media is full of photos with dogs that come visiting at the pharmacy or with her own dog. There are many people around the world who keep out food and water for animals on the street because they too deserve love and care.
Tarabyaüstünde önünde her daim mama su ve mutlu sokak köpeklerinin olduğu tek eczaneyi bulmak cok kolay( kanunen reklam olmasin diye isim yazamam)tüm hayvanseverleri ilac almaya olmasa da cay icmeye beklerim🙏 pic.twitter.com/iHNdpdiui0— Badores (@badores) June 21, 2019
A couple in Costa Rica adopted 1,000 dogs to give them shelter. They saw all the vulnerable street dogs and wanted to save them. Lya and Alvaro shifted to a 375-acre farm left to her by her grandfather because they won't fit in their old home. They have named the shelter Territorio de Zaguates (“Land of the mutts and strays”).
"We don't put an expiration date on our dogs," Lya explains to USA Today. "Some are really ill, some are on their last leg, so it's important to us that they have at least a good memory of their time on Earth when it's time to leave."