Ditch the Itch
Oh yes, those nasty, crawly, itchy beasties which cause our cats and dogs no end of trouble.
Fleas, ticks & mange are the biggest external culprits for both pets and street animals, although there are others too. At home, it normally means popping by the vet and picking up some treatments to destroy the parasite at one or several of it’s life cycle stages and stop the problems.
However, a street dog or cat cannot do that, and year on year we have seen the numbers of parasites increase, particularly the ticks. Worse, the parasites themselves become more immune to certain treatments, the cheaper options in particular.
As many of you will know, we have asked visitors to Kalkan to bring flea & tick treatments with them from the UK/Europe whenever they can in previous years. However, that is currently just not an option with so few overseas tourists around.
So, we desperately need your help now! It is the height of flea and tick season and the numbers have rocketed. We are also seeing far more cases of mange, which requires veterinary treatment. We need to buy as many good quality treatments as we can, but it is putting a huge strain on our already limited finances. Therefore, we are asking our supporters to help us
Ditch the Itch!
Please, can you donate whatever you can spare so we can purchase as many treatments as possible here in Turkey.
Parasites don’t only cause itching problems, they can be far more serious. They carry a number of diseases such as ehrlichiosis, as well as causing the animal to scratch so badly they create open sores, allowing secondary bacterial infections to set in and often fur loss is common too.
Some of the photos below are pretty unpleasant, we make no apologies for that. You can click on them to view a little bigger. They show what horrible things ticks are and the damage done by parasites. Please take a look, and share this with your family and friends. Our volunteers are working tirelessly to help these animals, but they need to the medications to do the job of keeping our street animals healthy and parasite free. Every penny you donate is a blessing and will go towards the costs of good, effective treatments and vet care for those in more desperate circumstances.
All you need to do is complete the form below, click ‘donate’ and then follow the onscreen instructions to make a donation payment. If you are a UK tax payer, please consider adding Gift Aid to your donation by ticking the box. This grants KAPSA a further 25 pence for every pound you donate from HMRC, money that helps us help more dogs & cats every year.