The local charity Animal Aid is working hard to help match animals needing a home with new loving owners and now they have added a new section to their website to help potential owners.
The Animal Aid charity and its willing volunteers have been working hard over the last few years raising funds and providing support to the busy Fethiye Animal shelter.
The shelter cares for around 40-50 animals at any one time so is lively and busy place!
Their support has now expanded even further with a new facility on their website that aims to play match-maker and join owners with new pets.
Andy Trent, one of the founders and volunteers of the charity said:
“The section ‘Animals Needing a Home’ provides potential owners with pictures and brief information about the animals in the centre that are looking for a permanent home.
The website is a fairly new addition to Animal Aid and is slowly being built up with new features, re-homing being one of them, the website will be up-dated on a regular basis as there is a fairly quick turnover of animals at the shelter especially the younger dogs and cats.
The website is just one of the many ways we try to match potential owners with pets.”
Matching owners with animals is an important role and we aim to encourage potential owners to be realistic about the pets they would like.
“We do try to meet with potential owners before handing over any pets and make sure they have the right facilities to look after a pet but we cannot monitor everyone as they go direct to the shelter on most counts.
However the staff at the shelter are very wary of handing over the larger dogs to young people and usually refuse to let the animals go.”
Where Can I See The Animals?
Potential owners can visit the Animal Shelter on the Uzumlu Road outside Fethiye to see the latest animals.
Every Little Helps
The shelter if funded mostly by the fundraising efforts of Animal Aid plus additional support from the Fethiye Belediye (Council).
Animal Aid supply all of the dry food for cats and dogs plus some medications and cleaning materials as and when needed. They also supplied the shelter with soft food for the young animals, beds, bedding, heating, plastic curtains for the cattery, water/feeding bowls, sunshades for the puppies and toys.
The fundraising comes from various events including car boot sales, table top sales, fayres such as the planned Easter Fayre, themed party nights, wii nights, sponsored events and donations from our loyal followers.
How Can You Make A Donation?
Donations can be made direct to the shelter collection box in the centre, at the FETAV office in Fethiye near the Post Office or direct to Animal Aid at any of their events. The charity also take donations of goods that can be used in their sales or tombolas including clothes, bric-a-brac and household goods.
If you would like to contact Animal Aid their phone number is 0534 777 3926 or you can contact them via email – firstname.lastname@example.org