Countless numbers of cats and dogs on the streets of Turkey are going hungry in all weathers, especially in the winter months. Mum cats and dogs often venture out further afield in search of food facing all sorts of risks and leaving kittens and puppies behind, some never returning. Cats and dogs are dumped in remote forest areas to die of starvation.Their only chance of not starving to death is local volunteers or animal lovers feeding them.
We get so many requests from animal lovers and volunteers alike who do their very best within their means to feed these animals, but their solo efforts to reach hundreds in need of food is not enough. These animal guardians are in the minority and have no support from anyone to help with their feeding efforts. They often have to drive for hours to feed dogs that have been dumped in areas so far removed from any hope of finding scraps to fend for themselves. These people need our help to continue to feed these animals in desperate need of food to stay alive.
We are seeking donations to buy food, blankets and help build makeshift shelters to give them some protection from the cold and wet weather where the temperatures drop to -20 centigrade in some parts of the country.
Small charities like ours cannot save all the animals in need and give them a loving home, but with your help the least we can do is feed and give them a little makeshift shelter to keep warm. As a result of last year's cat house appeal, we were able to provide a cat colony with houses they still use today.
The prices below is to give you an idea what your money will buy:
- 15kg of dry cat or dog food cost about £13
- 12 x of 400g of wet cat or dog food about £6
- Blankets about £10 each
- Cat house about £7 each
- To make a house of a pallet £15 each to buy all the materials
Please donate and share with friends and family. £5, £10, £20, £50 - it ALL makes a difference.
We want to keep saving lives. There are so many animals that need your help and we can’t do it alone. Thank you!
You can find more about charity at www.helpstreetcatsdogs.com