This story came as a shock to me. Thanks Rand. It seems there are many Golden Retrievers who have been abandoned and are now roaming the streets in Turkey. The Goldens were left struggling to survive among numerous dog packs, scrounging for food in garbage cans and dumpsters." "Goldens are known for their gentle temperaments so they don't fare well when faced with dog fights."
At one time these dogs were a status symbol but overbreeding led to too many dogs and so they were set loose. Now American Golden Retrieve Rescue groups have organized to get these dogs to America for adoption. Thankfully it seems as though there are many in this country wanting these dogs.
I just can't imagine, though, the sight of homeless Goldens roaming the streets hoping to find a little food. Here are a series of pictures of the Turkey homeless Golden Retrievers. What I like about these pictures is the dogs are big Goldens like Ferdie.