A group of Bilkent students taking COMD 461, Public Relations and Communication Campaigns, visited the Çankaya Municipality Animal Shelter in Mühye, one of the largest animal shelters in Ankara.
Erdal Kurttaş, deputy mayor and director of construction affairs for the Çankaya municipality, guided the students throughout their visit and gave them a thorough introduction to the shelter. The shelter currently takes care of hundreds of animals of mixed breeds, some of whom suffer from various kinds of illnesses.
Students are working on four communication campaigns for the shelter, focusing on adoption, donations, volunteerism and fostering positive feelings toward animals among children. Though the shelter does not accept monetary donations from individuals, enthusiastic animal lovers can still help through volunteering. Just taking old cardboard boxes or newspapers can be a great contribution.
All the adorable dogs in the shelter are eager to have your support and attention. Please visit the shelter, especially during this cold winter season when their needs are at their peak!
Lik Yiu Wong (COMD/Exchange Student)