Some people talk about helping animals in need, and then there are folks like Şebnem Ilhan. This kind woman knew the stray cats in her neighborhood had no place to go in the cold winter months. Ilhan stepped up to do something about it.
In her hometown of Tekirdag, Turkey, Ilhan works as a dentist. In recent years, the winters have been brutal whereas it is normally a mild time of year weather-wise.
While at work, Ilhan decided to invite stray cats into her home. Since leaving her door open all day long was not an option, she came up with a simple solution.
She built a ‘cat ladder’ so strays could climb up to her residence and make themselves at home. The small ladder looks like a part of her design, so the cats are happy and the look is functional.
In her free time, the dentist with a big heart for animals takes care of them, too. What a truly selfless woman who is an inspiration to all!