Arga is an Animal Rescue Group in Alanya.
Since the foundation we are intensively working to provide street cats in Alanya emergency medical care and food on 19 locations all over Alanya.
But that was not the only part :
- ARGA neutered / spayed until now more then 900 street cats and 1700 had emergency medical help after emergencies like car accidents or any other medical issue.
- Foster care homes for street cats which can't survive on the streets of Alanya. In 2 years time ARGA offered foster care to 110 street cats and 78 became adopted and left to their forever homes in Europe, Scandinavia and the USA.
- We are working together intensively with other animal rescue groups to give the best of care to Alanya 's street animals. ARGA is a non profit organisation and is completely depending on donations of animal lovers.
Our volunteers are outside 24/7 to provide all possible help to them who don't have a voice.
And now because our foster care locations are over floating we finally found a new location after a very long time with a amazing garden where the cats can go out and play hide and seek.
We need to build big cages in the garden to prevent that the cats can go out and run in the wild. We have to make all the inside rooms ready and cat proof.
We try to realize a cat room, cats with special needs area, quarantine area, meeting area, kitten room, medical area, short term stay feral cats, pension for holiday and so on.
We are handy and try to do as much as possible by ourselves in order to save money we even found workers who come and help us and we only need to buy the materials.
But unfortunately the materials are expensive here in Turkey. We need iron (a lot), fence (about 300 meters), special water coated paint to prevent the water coming inside the cat room, nets to close the trees so they can jump and climb without going out and escape, sleeping areas for our street cats.
And that's is where you come in WE NEED YOUR HELP !!!!
Our dreams is that all our feline baby's will have their own space..... the mini's who came in just 3 days old, the baby's we found with 3-4 weeks, the sick ones who turned blind or missing a leg, those who have some medical or physical issue what is keeping them from the street.
It is not that we are collecting cats, cats who come to us for medical care and are good enough to put back on the street they will go back. Only the cats as from we know that they don't have a chance in surviving on the streets are staying in. And for all of them we are looking for that Golden match to their Furr Ever Home.
At this moment we have in total 70 cats in foster care!! And some of them need medical attention daily, medication, treatment etc. Our vision is that as long as the cat has a quality of life we will fight for them in order to help them and giving them that life they deserve.
And who doesn't want to come by and cuddle a cat or play with them. Especially here in Turkey where animals are a issue. There are so many cats and dogs out here most of them strays. Some of them had a home once but getting bigger, destroying that nice sweater, putting their nails in some skins is a coming reason to throw them out. We even take in some breeds of cats of which we know they won't belong on the streets. A Russian Blue, Scottish Fold, Naked cat all just used for breeding and after 3 years of giving litters they are not use full anymore and go out. When we find them we neutering them so they will be safe and getting the life the need.