Turunç Kedileri Koruma Barindirma ve Kurtarma Dernegi,
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Website update 25th Nov;
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Turunç Cats Protection and Rescue Housing Association aim to protect, rescue, feed, neuter & provide medical care to sick & injured cats & kittens in Turunç, Amos and Kumbulük.
Turunç Cats Protection and Rescue Housing Association is a not-for-profit, legally registered Turkish charity.
On the 8th September 2014 TCPRHA became the new name for Turunç Cats Welfare, when we became a Turkish Registered Charity. Our name was changed to better describe our objectives. Our Official Turkish name is: Turunç Kedileri Korumu, Barındırma ve Kurtarma Derneği.
We are administered by a committee made up of volunteers who along with other dedicated volunteers, protect, rescue and look after the welfare the cats in our village in Turunç in Turkey.
We operate trap-neuter-return program (TNR) which is the most humane and effective method for improving the lives of street cats whilst also controlling the street cat population. The cats are humanely trapped, taken to a veterinary for spaying or neutering, medically treated; and in most cases they are returned to the outdoor locations where they were found, unless the location is unsafe or inappropriate.
The cats are released where volunteers provide them with adequate food, water and they can monitor them for any signs of illness and injuries.
We have also set up feeding stations around the village which enables us to monitor the health of the cats.
Kittens and any cats who are unwell or have suffered a trauma are provided with veterinary care and are looked after at our rehabilitation shelter until they are healthy enough to be released. We also have a quarantine room where we treat sick cats and kittens, without infecting the cats in the main Rehabilitation Shelter. All new cats spend two weeks in quarantine to ensure they do not have any infectious diseases that they could be passed onto the other cats.
We fund our work from kind Donations made through a number of methods detailed on the 'Funding' page, a cat sponsorship program detailed on the 'Sponsor a Cat' page.
The Committee also organises regular fundraising events.
All funds raised go directly to the cats.
If you do shopping online, then please check out our funding page here to see how you can support us at no charge to yourself.
We can no longer accept donations via Paypal. If you would like to help The Turunç Cats please go to the funding page here for details of how to donate
For information on all the help we were given for the initial startup, please go to the funding page here.
Board of Directors