Oludeniz Hash House Harriers recently joined together to help refurbish the Haydos stray animal sanctuary near Dalaman.

Oludeniz Hash House Harriers (OH3) might be just three years old but it is going from strength to strength. Each year they select a good cause to support. Last year they sponsored and supported Karen Bales (Autism Anglia). This year they wanted to do something closer to home.

When news of the Haydos Animal Rescue and Care Centre hit social media following a large forest fire in the area OH3 jumped into action.

It was decided that a few of the OH3 members, in liaison with Animal Antics Ovacik, would visit Haydos to see if anything could be done to help the site.

During the initial visit they met with Türkan Dağdelen who runs the centre. It soon became clear that the main need was to provide new and repair kennels for the hundreds of dogs during the winter months.

Armed with this information the rest of the OH3 were informed and two dates were set aside, one for the raising of money to help the centre and the other for a working day on site at Haydos.

During one of the Hash Run/Walks over 600 TL was raised through the selling of cakes, olive oil, home-made produce and a kind donation from the Ovacik Residency Committee toward the project.

A small proportion of the money was used to buy nails and tacks for the working day and the balance went to purchase pet food for the 100s of animals that Türkan looks after.

On Friday 11 Oct 2013 over 35 OH3 members plus family and friends from the local area descended on the site armed with power tools, drills, hammers. On arrival 5 teams got organised quickly and work began to overhaul and refurbish the majority of the kennels in situ.

By mid afternoon the majority of work had been completed and after clearing the area the dogs moved into their new homes and the workers sat down to a well-earned drink.

A fantastic and most rewarding day was had by all those who visited Haydos and our host Türkan was so grateful for all the work that had been completed just in time for the rains that came the following week.

Türkan does a great job living on site with both the dogs and the cats in her care and any support that could be provided would be much appreciated.

OH3 plan to revisit the animal sanctuary at Haydos in the New Year.

Oludeniz Hash House Harriers (OH3) Working day at HAYDOS Rescue Animals Care Centre.

Now in its 3rd year Oludeniz Hash House Harriers (OH3) having sponsored and supported Karen Bales (Autism Anglia) in 2012 wanted to do something closer to home for this year’s chosen charity.

Highlighted by social media sites the large fire near the Dalaman River and very close to the Haydos Rescue Animal Care Centre it was decided that a few of the OH3 members with liaison from Animal Antics Ovacik would visit Haydos to see if anything could be done to help the site in any way.

During the visit with Türkan Dağdelen who runs the care centre the main topic and focus was on the housing of the 100s of dogs during the winter months. Although there were many kennels for the animals most of them needed some sort of repair.

Armed with this information the rest of the OH3 were informed and two dates were set aside, one for the raising of money to help the centre and the other for a working day on site at Haydos. During one of the Hash Run/Walks over 600 lira was raised through the selling of cakes, olive oil, home-made produce and a kind donation from the Ovacik Residency Committee toward the project. A Small proportion of the money was used for the buying of nails and tacks for the working day and the majority/rest went on buying dog and cat food for the 100s of animals that Türkan looks after.

On Friday 11 Oct 2013 over 35 OH3 members plus family and friends from the local area armed with power tools, drills, hammers etc headed toward Dalaman for the working day. On arrival 5 teams and production lines were quickly set up and work began on the overhaul and refurbishment of the majority of the kennels in situ.

By midafternoon the majority of work had been completed and after clearing the area the dogs moved into their new homes and the workers sat down to a well-earned drink.

A fantastic and most rewarding day was had by all those who visited Haydos and our host Türkan was so grateful for all the work that had been completed just in time for the rains that came the following week.

Türkan does a great job living on site with both the dogs and the cats in her care and any support in the future be it in any shape or form would be much appreciated. This will not be the last visit that OH3 will make to Haydos as they are already planning a return sometime in the New Year for a follow up visit.

Now in its 3rd year Oludeniz Hash House Harriers (OH3) having sponsored and supported Karen Bales (Autism Anglia) in 2012 wanted to do something closer to home for this year’s chosen charity.

Highlighted by social media sites the large fire near the Dalaman River and very close to the Haydos Rescue Animal Care Centre it was decided that a few of the OH3 members with liaison from Animal Antics Ovacik would visit Haydos to see if anything could be done to help the site in any way.

During the visit with Türkan Dağdelen who runs the care centre the main topic and focus was on the housing of the 100s of dogs during the winter months. Although there were many kennels for the animals most of them needed some sort of repair.

Armed with this information the rest of the OH3 were informed and two dates were set aside, one for the raising of money to help the centre and the other for a working day on site at Haydos. During one of the Hash Run/Walks over 600 lira was raised through the selling of cakes, olive oil, home-made produce and a kind donation from the Ovacik Residency Committee toward the project. A Small proportion of the money was used for the buying of nails and tacks for the working day and the majority/rest went on buying dog and cat food for the 100s of animals that Türkan looks after.

On Friday 11 Oct 2013 over 35 OH3 members plus family and friends from the local area armed with power tools, drills, hammers etc headed toward Dalaman for the working day. On arrival 5 teams and production lines were quickly set up and work began on the overhaul and refurbishment of the majority of the kennels in situ.

By midafternoon the majority of work had been completed and after clearing the area the dogs moved into their new homes and the workers sat down to a well-earned drink.

A fantastic and most rewarding day was had by all those who visited Haydos and our host Türkan was so grateful for all the work that had been completed just in time for the rains that came the following week.

Türkan does a great job living on site with both the dogs and the cats in her care and any support in the future be it in any shape or form would be much appreciated. This will not be the last visit that OH3 will make to Haydos as they are already planning a return sometime in the New Year for a follow up visit.

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  1. Have just returned from 2 weeks in oludeniz and am worried about a puppy roaming the streets there. He doesn’t seem to have an owner like the other dogs, has patchy brown and black markings and often sits at the top of the strip by the Karbel Hotel..he is a smashing little fella but the waiters at the hotel say he will not survive the winter when everything shuts down. What happens to the dogs that have no owners to take them home for the winter…I am a huge dog lover and so just wanted to scoop him up and bring him home.

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