A Stray Dog Actually Knew How To Go To A Pharmacist For Help

By lheidi - July 23, 2019

We have a hard time getting around without the help of Google maps. It’s almost like once the technology came along, we actively forgot where anything and everything around us is located. Why would we need to know that? We have our map to tell us? Sure, we end up getting lost even if we want to go just around the corner, but it doesn’t matter because we have our phones to guide us. Technology is making our lives easier by letting us forget information that it can just tell us. Sure, it takes extra work to type in the address of a house that is literally two doors down, and it would be faster to just know where it is, but that’s not the point. The point is, we’re making a machine do our bidding. How cool is that?

But some animals know where they’re going instinctively without a phone, like this stray dog…

Meet Banu


This is Banu Cengiz. Banu is a pharmacist who lives in the country of Turkey.

Banu takes care of the people in her city by giving them medicine when they need it. But Banu also helps out her four-legged friends.

Banu is a huge dog lover, and she has been known to leave out food, water, and blankets for stray dogs in her area. In fact, her own dog at home is a stray she took in.

A Good Reputation


Banu has a reputation for being good to all of the dogs in the city where she lives.

And the dogs in her town all know that Banu is the go to girl when you need help.

Sometimes, the stray dogs in her area will gather in front of Banu’s door. It’s one thing to have people know that you love and care for dogs. It’s an entirely other thing to have all of the dogs know it, too.

A Dog In Need


One day, a dog was standing in front of Banu’s door, but there seemed something different about it.

It didn’t want blankets or water like the stray dogs normally do. It needed Banu’s help more than ever.

“She was looking at me,” Banu said. “I said, ‘Baby, is there a problem?'” Banu knew in her heart that she had to help the dog. The dog was standing at the door waiting for Banu, instead of lying on the dog beds.

Paw Problems


Banu brought the dog into her her office. Once the dog was inside, Banu realized why the dog was waiting for her.

The dog lifted up its paw, and Banu saw that the dog was bleeding in that area because it had a small cut.

It turned out that the dog was, in fact, in need of a pharmacist. The dog had come to the right location, and Banu was happy to help the dog in need.

A Good Patient


The dog turned out to be a good patient while Banu was tending to its hurt paw.

The dog sat still and behaved itself while Banu helped her patient. She took some antiseptic to the dog’s paw, cleaned the dog’s paw, and then wrapped it in bandages.

“When I was done, she laid down as if to thank me,” Banu said. “She was saying, ‘I trust you.’” It’s almost as if Banu does this for a living, right?

Rest And Recovery


Banu then let the stray dog spend the rest of her day in her office so it could recover from the wound.

She gave the dog some food and water. She also let the dog sleep on a bed underneath her desk.

For that day, the pharmacy was turned into the dog’s personal recovery area. That’s not a bad life for a dog, isn’t it? What could be better than hanging out with Banu inside all day?

Feeling Better


At the end of the day, the dog was recovered from the injury in his paw.

Banu let the dog back outside at the end of the day. The dog went back to its little dog friends.

Banu wanted to take the dog home, but she couldn’t. “Unfortunately, I couldn’t take her home,” Banu said. “I’ve been dealing with street animals for years. I feed them and heal them, and help them find homes when I can.”

Always Welcome


Banu said that the dog is always welcome in her pharmacy whenever it needs her help.

Banu lives in an area where there are a lot of stray dogs, and Banu has been helping them out for years.

“I do it because they feel. We need to help those who need it,” Banu said about the dogs. “People should teach their children to love and respect animals and nature. Then we can all live together in a beautiful world.”

Viral Video


Banu posted a video of the stray dog on Twitter, and it quickly went viral.

The video got over a million views. So many people were touched by the story of Banu helping the stray dog by doing what she does best.

But Banu isn’t the only person who has been helping out dogs. Even you can help out stray dogs in your area. There are very easy ways to take care of a dog who doesn’t have a home.

Catch Them Safely


If you see a stray dog, you should be careful around the animal, even if you’re trying to help it.

The animal is most likely scared or confused, and it’s hard to predict what they’re going to do in the moment.

It’s possible they could get scared and run away, or they could get aggressive and bite. Try to restrain the animal safely and carefully so that they don’t act in a way that could hurt themselves or others.

Get Them Into Your Car


The Humane Society recommends luring the stray dog into your car with food if you feel you can get animal control to come quickly.

Once the dog is in your car, close the door and wait for help.

It is not recommended to drive with the stray dog in your car, because the dog could behave unpredictably and cause an accident. Both dogs and cats can flip out when they’re in the backseat of a moving car.

See If It Has An Owner


Check to see if the stray dog has an owner. Many pets are microchipped so they can be returned safely to their families.

If you take the stray animal home with you, call animal control, and they can help you identify if the dog has an owner or not.

You should also make a “found pet” flyer to give the owners a chance to be returned with their pet. Post the flyers in the area where you found the dog.

Call Animal Control


The Humane Society recommends calling animal control if the animal is injured, or even if it isn’t injured at all.

You should also call animal control even if you see the animal wearing an identification tag.

If you can, wait with the animal until animal control gets to the location. That way, you can keep an eye on it and make sure that it doesn’t get away from the area where you found it and said it would be.

See If You Can Keep It


If you want to keep the stray dog, check to see what the laws are regarding found animals.

Sometimes, you aren’t automatically the owner of the dog even if the dog has had no previous owner.

Most likely, you won’t own the dog until a period of time has passed and you’ve made an attempt to return the animal to their owner or you have gone through process of trying to make the animal your pet, like getting them vaccinated.

Take Them To A Vet


If you decide to keep the stray dog that you found, you should take them to a vet.

Just know that if you take them to a vet, you are financially responsible for the animal even if it was a stray.

You can also take the stray animal to a shelter and hope that they unite the dog with a good home. A shelter might also be able to give the animal the care that they need.