Volunteers set up village for stray cats in Turkey’s Antalya
DHA photoA group of volunteers from an animal sanctuary association in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have set up a village for stray cats in the province’s Konyaaltı district.
The group in coordination with the Association to Protect Street Animals (ASKODER) decided to set up the village in the Doyran neighborhood of Konyaaltı after the head of the association, Mehmet Okan, rented two decares of land.
Okan rented the area with his wife by selling his car and with the help of other volunteers. The group built small animal barns and play areas for the animals with hammocks and seats for visitors. They also cook food for the cats.
The village currently hosts 100 cats and will host many more, prioritizing those who are most vulnerable.
Okan said they founded the association only to be able to build the village as they needed official permissions from authorities.
He said they preferred to take donations in materials such as wood, paint and steel, in order to build living space for the animals, rather than money.