Banu Cengiz is used to helping people ease their aches and pain. However, this Turkish pharmacist was recently visited by an unusual patient: a stray dog who stopped by her office seeking pro bono treatment for a hurt paw.
There’s little doubt that Cengiz has a soft spot for homeless animals. Not only did she rescue and adopt a street dog several years back, she runs a sidewalk sanctuary offering free food and bedding to the neighborhood’s large number of strays.
Apparently, Cengiz’s reputation as a kind-hearted advocate has also spread among the local canine population, who lounge in the beds outside the clinic. One day, however, Cengiz noticed a four-legged patient patiently waiting outside for the pharmacy to open.
“She was looking at me,” Cengiz told The Dodo. “I said, ‘Baby, is there a problem?'”
When the pharmacist brought the dog inside, she saw that the dog was indeed injured. The sweet dog bravely extended her cut paw as Cengiz cleaned the wound and applied a salve.
“When I was done, she laid down as if to thank me,” Cengiz told The Dodo. “She was saying, ‘I trust you.'”
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The stray rested up inside for the afternoon before heading back outside at closing time. “Unfortunately, I couldn’t take her home,” the pharmacist regretfully told the Dodo. “I’ve been dealing with street animals for years. I feed them and heal them and help them find homes when I can.”
Senin o kimden yardım isteyeceğini bilen aklına,güzelliğine,usluluğuna kurban olurum.patisi kanamış,eczaneye girip patisini uzattı,yarasını gösterdi bana. pic.twitter.com/MUYE9yFM6j
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