Welcome to the site of Animal Rescue Kusadasi!
Who are we? Animal Rescue Kusadasi (ARK) is a group of volunteers dedicated to help the stray animals, cats as well as dogs of Kusadasi.
This is what we aim to do:
- Provide veterinary care for the sick and injured as well as spaying and neutering programs
- Supply of food and shelter, especially during winter
- Homing animals
- Foster care during recuperation after surgery
- Informing the public about health care and the importance of neutering and spaying.
- Co-operate and collaborate with like minded organisations in the region and have joint activities
PLEASE NOTE! Although we would like to help needy animals everywhere in the world, even if we had the resources, which we don’t, the rules which were imposed upon us when we became a registered dernek force us to limit our support to animals living and originating within the Kuşadası Local Authority boundaries. We can accept requests for rehoming of animals from outside this area but are unable to offer any support to anyone who adopts such an animal.
More about Animal Rescue Kusadasi and current status.
Animal Rescue Kuşadası, Kuşadası Hayvan Kurtama Derneği, to give it it’s official Turkish name is a legally registered dernek or association set up to promote the welfare of street animals, especially those sick or injured in Kuşadası.
Current status of Animal Rescue Kusadasi (ARK)
The association will be run by a committee answerable to the members and will hold regular meetings and publish accounts of its finances and activities. We will be totally open, transparent and accountable, decisions will be made by consensus in a democratic manner. We hope to co-operate and collaborate with like minded organisations in the region and have joint activities.
ARK will maintain communications through this group, an association Facebook group, this web site and public meetings. We have submitted our proposed Articles of Association, in which we have listed our intended welfare and fundraising activities to the authorities. As soon as they have been recently approved we will publish them with an English translation.
Structure of our animal welfare charity
At the General Meeting on 26 May 2018 a board consisting of 10 main Board Members and 6 Officers has been elected by our members .
Membership is open to all; the officers must be approved by the members and must be resident in Turkey, the president and accountant must be Turkish citizens. Members who are not officers may be committee members.
How can you support Animal Rescue Kusadasi
You can help us by: joining the association, by making donations (money or goods), by feeding and helping street animals yourself, attending fundraising events, assisting with transport, foster care or manning the help line and spreading the word. Of course, before we can start the welfare work to a significant degree we need to raise funds.