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Students in Turkish school adopt stray cat Namik

School administration, students raise money to call veterinarian for cat’s necessary vaccines

24.02.2019
Students in Turkish school adopt stray cat Namik

By Selcuk Kizildag

ESKISEHIR, Turkey

A stray cat is adopted by over 600 students at a school in central Turkey.

A total of 623 students of Namik Kemal Secondary School are looking after the cat named after their school “Namik”.

The school administration and students raised money to call a veterinarian for Namik’s necessary vaccines.

One-year-old Namik’s animal ID card features the name of the school as the owner.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, school principal Enes Gunay said that as winter weather conditions are harsh in Eskisehir, they wanted to keep Namik temporarily at the beginning.

“But the cat did not leave our school,” Gunay said.

The school children really love Namik and decided to keep the cat at school and made necessary arrangements with a veterinarian, he added.

Sevil Kaygusuz, a 14-year-old student, said: “It [cat] has been with us during the classes and we never had any issue with it,” she added.

Adem Musluk, a veterinary, said that he was pleased by the students’ love for the cat.

He said that pets that are regularly checked were not a threat to human health.

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