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Turunç Cats Protection and Rescue Housing Association

Turunç Cats Protection and Rescue Housing Association (TCPRHA) is a not-for-profit, legally registered Turkish charity.

The Association aims to protect, rescue, feed, neuter & provide medical care to sick & injured cats & kittens in Turunç, Amos and Kumbulük. See how Turunç Cats Protection is helping the cats of Turunç in this short, informative video.

We operate trap-neuter-return programme (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.

Do visit the TCPRHA website for more information on their work, some amazing pictures, and details of how you can help in their fundraising activities.