About Us

Kalkan Association for the Protection of Street Animals (or KAPSA for short), is a small Turkish registered charity founded in 2008 by a group of like minded people. It is run by volunteers and funded completely by donations. More recently KAPSA UK also became a registered charity in the UK with the aim of raising funds to support the work in Kalkan. Our aim is to improve the lives of street animals in Kalkan, Turkey.


A Kalkan where street animals live healthy happy lives in harmony with their human neighbours.


  • To prevent the birth of unwanted animals in Kalkan and the surrounding villages by neutering/spaying (TNR – Trap, Neuter and Return).
  • To provide veterinary care for sick and injured animals.
  • To find suitable homes wherever possible, both in Turkey and abroad.
  • To ensure the animals of Kalkan do not starve once the tourist summer season has ended, by providing food through our winter feeding programme.
  • To work with the local community to show the importance of having owned animals neutered and to offer free sterilisation for animals in under privileged households.
  • To improve public understanding, treatment of animals through education, and to increase local awareness of, and compassion for street animals.

KAPSA is a Turkish registered, non profit organisation since April 2008.

Official name: Kalkan Sokak Hayvanlarını Koruma Derneği

Registration Number: 07,023,195-7/301019

KAPSA UK is a registered UK charity.

Registration Number: 1169281


KAPSA Head Quarters

In 2016 KAPSA moved to new headquarters in town, with space to invite residents and visitors to learn about our work, offer our education programs and sell the many items donated to help us raise much needed funds.


How to find HQ in Kalkan:








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