What We Do
KAPSA works within the boundaries and guidelines of the Turkish law. We try to increase local awareness of, and compassion for the plight of the street animals, and to inspire and engage more local people to take part in, or at least understand our work. To do this our approach must be both innovative and culturally sensitive.
The work of KAPSA includes:
- Through our TNR programme we ensure that as many dogs and cats are neutered in Kalkan and the surrounding villages as possible
- Offer subsidised spaying and neutering for many owned cats and dogs, in order to encourage responsible pet ownership amongst locals and visitors
- Provide veterinary treatment for any street animal that is sick or injured.
- Regular visits the local schools to give educational talks to the local school children and use specially produced booklets to teach responsible pet ownership and how to look after an animal. We encourage the children to care about all animals.
- Collect information and keep a register of all street dogs in Kalkan. We do this using ear tag ID and regular checks of any new dogs. We have a network of volunteers across the town and local villages who help ensure we are aware of any new dogs in the area.
Further Work Includes:
- Rehome as many cats and dogs as we can using our website and social media groups on Facebook and Instagram. This can include adoption both in Turkey and abroad in the UK and Europe.
- During the winter months when food is scarce, we operate a feeding programme for street cats and dogs in and around Kalkan. This ensures as many animals as possible are fed and kept an eye on over the winter months. Our winter feeding feeding program has increased year on year, covering more animals over a larger area.
- We work in partnership with other organisations where possible to promote and achieve our objectives including other animals welfare groups in local towns and our local veterinary practice.
- All our work is carried out by volunteers who live in and around Kalkan or are regular visitors to the town and surrounding areas. This can include:
- ground work with the animals
- educational visits to schools
- assisting in the running of our Head Quarters
- helping to run fund raising events across the year
- providing help and information to the many visitors and holiday makers that visit Kalkan every summer
- keeping our social media coverage up to date
- We are 100% funded by donations from supporters and all funds raised go towards helping the street animals live happy and healthy lives.
Videos Of KAPSA
KAPSA in Action