Who is Viktor Larkhill?

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My real name is Ivan, not Viktor… the name was inspired by one of my favourite graphic novels, Allan Moore’s V for Vendetta. I would recommend everyone to read it, or to watch the 2005 movie if you want to understand why that name was chosen.

Everything started on the 8 of January, 2008.

A cold winter evening. The kind of drizzly rain that soaks you through the bone. I am standing at the door of a veterinarian clinic in Istanbul, Turkey. Behind those doors, upstairs, in a small operation room lies the dead body of my beloved dog. Simba.

The fire and anger that boils within me doesn´t allow me to feel the cold.

Simba deserved better.

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The following morning I started a journey that would change the world for thousands of animals, and their people. If you are reading this, chances are my journey has also become yours.

Seven years dedicated to save lives and build connections all over the world.

Extreme Rescue

In those days I needed a motto that described our promise: Saving Animals, Inspiring Humans. My motto and my promise will forever engraved within Let´s Adopt.

Today, as we switch gears we change those words and I add to this promise: Extreme Rescue.

Extreme because we will go to to the furthest corners of the world to save a life.
Extreme because we will use nothing but the latest advances in veterinary medicine, pushing the boundaries of what can be done.

Extreme, because we live in an extreme world.

 

32 Comments

  • This is the reason you have been put on this earth Ivan. I wish your rescue to fly high and continue to put you at the top of animal rescue. I am glad to spread the word and proud to be part of this evolution of Lets Adopt.

  • Hi Victor,
    about Tara was the first contact to you. I Thank you for all your Love and work. Thanks you and all People,who helf animals. I’m very proud of you all.

    From Germany
    Bettina Krüger

  • Dear Viktor

    Please, could you show us videos from the saved animals after the surgeries, when they are getting better? How are they doing? How is Julian doing? Is he adopted? Please, give us updates, that is important. For me it is psychologically necessary to see the happy outcome. Thanks.

    • Dear Brit…
      Please go to this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ViktorLarkhillOfficial
      Please scroll down… I provide regular updates of all our rescues as there are news to report.
      Please check it out…
      As for Julian, there are several updates on his condition there, and tomorrow we will have another one…
      Julian hasn´t been adopted yet but we are talking to someone and we may have great news very soon…
      Thank you for being there Brit..

  • Viktor, where are you located? Turkey? If so how do you help animals in other parts of the world. the story on Alice where did this take place? where is she getting veterinarian care? In order for me to donate money I need to know where the money is going.

  • I just wanted to say you have inspired me to act globally locally. I take in and rescue and feed and help and rehome abandon animals here in Broward County Florida with the help of a network amazing fosters and saviours. GOD BLESS YOU AND PLEASE CONTINUE BEING THE GLOBAL VOICE FOR OUR ANIMALS.

  • Hello Viktor,

    I AM SOOO GRATEFUL TO YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION AND WHAT YOU ALL DO FOR THESE PRECIOUS “FURRY FRIENDS” THAT SEEM TO “ALWAYS” BE “LEFT BEHIND” IN SOME FORM OR FASHION:(…..I LIVE IN ALABAMA WHERE THERE ARE NO SPAY/NEUTER LAWS AND THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF UNWANTED ANIMALS BORN IN HEINOUS LIVING CONDITIONS AND WELL, YOU KNOW THE REST….ALSO, THERE IS A PLETHORA OF “PUPPY MILLS” IN OUR STATE WHICH IS ALSO HEINOUS AND HORRIBLE…I AM INVOLVED WITH RESCUE, TRANSPORT, FOSTER, PET THERAPY, ETC…WHATEVER I CAN DO TO HELP OUR “FURRY FRIENDS” IN ANYWAY I CAN, I AM GOING TO DO IT……PLEASE KNOW IF YOU EVER NEED ANYONE FROM “DOWN SOUTH” TO HELP YOU AND YOUR TEAM, I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO BE THAT PERSON……I HAVE A FRIEND AND OUR “DREAM” IS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A “TRAVELING RESCUE”:)!!! WE ARE ACTUALLY STARTING A PROGRAM TO DONATE “BEDS” TO THE SHELTERS SO THESE POOR ANIMALS DON’T HAVE TO BE ON THESE NASTY, HARD, COLD, ETC. FLOORS…… GUESS I AM TELLING YOU THIS BECAUSE I DO FEEL THAT ALL OF US “ANIMAL ADVOCATES” NEED TO BE WORKING TOWARDS TO THE SAME GOAL WHICH IS TO SAVE AND HELP AS MANY ANIMALS AS WE POSSIBLY CAN…AND IT DOESN’T MATTER WHOSE RESCUE, OR WHOSE TRANSPORT, OR WHOSE SHELTER THAT DOES THE “SAVING/HELPING” IT ONLY MATTERS THAT IT GETS DONE…..OUR “FURRY FRIENDS” ARE AMONG THE MOST INCREDIBLE BLESSINGS TO HAVE BEEN PLACED IN OUR “WORLD”…….IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO LOVE AND TAKE CARE OF EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM…..I CANNOT IMAGINE A LIFE WITHOUT ANIMALS……IF WE WERE ALL LIKE OUR ANIMALS, “WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD IT WOULD BE”…..

    THANKS, VIKTOR, FOR BEING A THEIR “VOICE AND FRIEND”:)

  • Victor, You are an angel on Earth. The extreme measures you go to save these animals warms my heart. Let no living soul die. You are an amazing man and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless, be well.

  • Dear Victor,
    Along with my donation, I want to sincerely thank you for everything you do for innocent and defenseless animals. I will keep all of you in my heart and prayers. God bless you!

    Please use my donation for either Helen or her son.

    Sincerely,
    Beverly Miller (USA)

    • Many thanks Beverly… thank you.. it will be used for both of them…
      I will keep you posted on their evolution.
      Love
      Viktor

  • Hello Ivan!
    Thank you very very much for your commitment for animals in need, you all do a great Job and have my whole respect . I hope that my donation enables you to rescue more helpless animals. Keep up the great work and once again, many thanks for your engagement.

  • Nada más decirte Víctor, que eres un ángel en este mundo lleno de crueldad hacia los seres que lo habitan. Gracias por existir, que fuera de este mundo sin personas como tu.Que dios te bendiga y te proteja siempre, te necesitamos,ellos te necesitan. Besos y siempre que pueda os ayudaré con mi granito de arena. Hasta pronto.

  • I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU WITH A DONATION,BUT I AM NOT FINANCIALLY ABLE.THE BEST THAT I CAN DO IS PRAY FOR MARIA AND FOR ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS YOU GUYS TRY TO HELP.ITS AN AMAZING THING YOUR DOING,GOD BLESS YOU FOR TAKING SUCH LOVING CARE OF GOD’S INNOCENT ANIMALS.I HAVE A RESCUE KITTEN(ACTUALLY HE TURNED A YEAR OLD IN DEC,2015).I LOVE CATS,BUT HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE FOR DOGS AS WELL.IF I COULD I WOULD TAKE MARIA WHEN SHE’S ABLE TO GO TO A FOREVER HOME.I AM ELDERLY,HVE JUST THE ONE CAT,A MAIN COON.AMERICAN LONG HAIR MIX.HE’S VERY GOOD WITH PEOPLE AND GETS ALONG WITH OTHER CATS AS WELL,AS I HAVE HELPED MY DAUGHTER RESCUE 2 VERY SMALL KITTEN THIS YEAR.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

  • Hello Victor,

    I donated money to you for the animals. Now I have read on some Pages in Internet, that you keep the money for yourself?
    Is that true?
    Where are your homes for animals? Where do you operate them?

    With friendly greetings
    Marita

  • God bless you , if everyone on the planet was like you, the world would be a better place. I hope eveything you have done and will do comes back to you in ten fold. Matthew

  • Is ist posiible to visit the hospital in Valencia? I would really like to donate regularly to support a honest work that helps animals. But there ‘s so much fake in the Internet that I would like to see with my own eyes…

      • I am an avid fan and follower and often donate. I just watched the Tara’s video rescue from Dheli, India which is amazing. You and the team traveled all the way from Spain to save a dog. THAT IS HUMAN COMPASSION TO THE FULLEST. Respect. A huge thank you for your all the good work for animal welfare. Always look forward to your updates and hope to visit your vet hospital in Spain in the near future and do a bit of sightseeing too. Btw, do you offer adoption overseas? Best wishes from Grecia !!

  • Hi Viktor,,Just to thank you for all your work and to be able to continue it, without hesitate.
    I appreciate the help you give to animals.

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