Cat Protection, Assistance and Welfare Society
Cat Paws is a small network of volunteers, working along with the local council, that aim to help the street cats of Dalyan.
Turkey has a large street cat population throughout the country and Turkish people believe that cats and humans have the right to coexist alongside each other peacefully.
Cat Paws started as Dalyan Respite Centre just over a year ago and has grown very quickly due to large demand. Our aim was to provide respite for sick and injured cats, abandoned kittens and recovery for neutered cats. We have achieved this and provided care for many cats and kittens and saved many lives, with the support of Dalyan Street Animals (www.dalyananimals.org).
It is now time to take the next step due to the large demand.
Cat Paws volunteers are actively involved in enriching the lives of the Dalyan street cats by creating a safer and better environment for them to live in.
Our vision is to control the population of street cats by using our ‘trap, neuter and release scheme’, for the joint benefits of the community, business premises, tourism and of course for the street cats themselves; and to provide respite to cats and kittens.
Our aims are to neuter as many cats as possible, and provide a safe haven with care for neutered cats.
Your support is essential to help with this work, please visit our donations section.
Year 1 – neuter at least 200 street cats
Year 2yrs ➕ - establish a garden /Park area specifically for cats (photo Alanya cat garden)
TNR – Trap, Neuter & Release Programme
Our aim is to control the population of street cats.
Twice a month we will work alongside the Ortaca Belediyesi (Council) targeting specific areas where there are large numbers of cats that need neutering.
We will transport them to the Dalaman Shelter where the government team of vets will provide the operations for free. They will come to the respite centres for aftercare. Once they are fit and fully recovered they will be returned to their original territory. All cats will have their ear clipped for easy identification.
Cat Paws will also continue to provide aftercare daily for street cats that are caught by individuals and this will be funded by donations. We will work closely with the Cat quiz fundraising team.
Please see our file notes on TNR for full advice and procedures.
⦁ £5 – flea treatment for 1 cat
⦁ £20 – feed 1 cat for a month
⦁ £20 - initial vaccinations for 1 kitten