KAPSA (Animal welfare group) , Kalkan, Antalya, Turkey.
The Kalkan Association for the Protection of Street Animals (KAPSA) is a local organisation, which was officially recognised as a registered non-profit association in April 2008, but founded many years ago by a small group of dedicated volunteers living in Kalkan.
Their aim is to ensure the street animals of Kalkan remain happy and healthy throughout their lifetime. KAPSA undertakes a spaying and neutering scheme to reduce the number of unwanted animals, as well as a feeding programme throughout the winter months. They also treat a number of sick and injured animals.
Although they have the full support of the Belediye, they receive no funding from official sources and rely totally on public donations. If you would like to find out more about their work, take a look at their website or drop them an email.
KAPSA’S 1ST YEAR
Fom April 2008 - April 2009 KAPSA has:
- been instrumental in bringing a new veterinary clinic to Kalkan
- organised treatment for many sick and injured animals
- organised the neutering of 184 cats and 60 dogs, a total of 244 animals
- organised winter feeding of hundreds of cats and dogs by numerous volunteers around Kalkan
- found homes for a number of Kalkan cats and dogs both in Kalkan and elsewhere
- been instrumental in having some dangerous or over aggressive dogs removed from Kalkan streets
- held its first neutering day outside of Kalkan at Akbel where 18 dogs and 12 cats were neutered
- received support from the Kalkan municipality
- established good relations with various other similar organizations in Turkey and had useful discussions with a visiting representative of the RSPCA
- achieved authorisation for KAPSA collection boxes to be placed in many businesses in Kalkan
- opened an official bank account at Kalkan İŞ Bankası and a UK account for foreign donations
- Set up KAPSA.CO.UK website
- has received much welcome support from both individuals and Kalkan businesses for fundraising events such as the two coffee mornings held this winter
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