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.
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.
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.