After nearly 9 years of soulful work on the streets of Turkey, our mission is taking a new leap forward in the form of a sanctuary in the mountains.
Though we are still in the early stages, some feline residents are already checking out their new home.
Here you see veterinarian Dr. Osman putting the finishing touches on one of the outdoor catteries. After an acclimation period, the cats will be allowed to explore the larger part of the sanctuary.
Each day, we are feeding more than 500 cats on the street here. They are all hungry and very, very thirsty in this hot weather. The deliveries take more than 8 hours a day and span a 17-mile stretch.
The cats are so grateful to have this form of care and many of these street cats will eventually be relocated to the sanctuary. We also plan to increase spay/neuter efforts in the community.