All our animals that find homes in Europe have contracts with new owners
and are protected by animals societies in Turkey and
societies in all our designated countries.
None of our animals are sent to laborotories for testing and we do not
condone thins. We do not sell our animals for monetary gain.
The welfare of all our animals is our utmost concern.
MARMARIS CAT SHELTER IS NOW ON FACEBOOK
offline donations and fundraising options please see
Cat Shelter Help Line
HOW BEST TO HELP THE STREET CATS.
When we are on holiday
we often come across street animals, and we
immediately feel sorry for them............
WHAT DO WE DO?
Unfortunately the first thing we do is think
that we have to SAVE them, take them under our
protection, without realising that that
protection will only last the length of our
stay, and then????.........floods of calls go
out to the local animal carers or sanctury
workers who we might add are already over worked
and under funded with serious animal problems
that are not caused by tourist intervention,
We mean well, this is indesputable, but are we
doing the right thing, we feed them, we
encourage them into our hotels, restaurants.
there are soon to be complaints when, the cats
start having their babies in the premises, or
they start jumping on the tables and peoples
laps, or scratching people who try to feed them,
SO HOW DO WE FIND A COMPROMISE?
HOW DO WE HELP THE STREET CATS WITHOUT CREATING
A NEW PROBLEM?
Feed them by all means, but not
in the restaurants, not in the hotels. find the
nearest dustbin and feed them there. they are
alreay feeding from the bins, so nothing changes
If a cat appears on your balcony, dont
immediately take it into your room and start to
care for it!!!!! I know its hard but you have to
think of the consequenses,dont teach it to be
cared for when you are not going to be there in
a couple of weeks,......
take the food and coaxe them to the dustbins and
feed them there. When you leave at the end of
your holidays they will still find food in those
bins, and they wont be too used to human
Please remember that feral or semi feral cats
survive better with support rarther than totally
domesticating them, and thats exactly what we do
when we take them into our rooms and our arms,
the closer you get to the street cats the more
you take away their chances of survival and
INJURED OR SICK CATS
On the other hand, when you do
find an injured or sick cat, then we welocome
your call, we are always there to help you when
this happens, we cannot turn our backs on an ill
Tierhilfe vier tatzen
Support came from another society in Germany
Tierhilfe vier tatzen. This time from Frankfurt,
Daniella Trautwein president of Tierhilfe found
us on the internet during our crisis with the
old cat shelter.
First of all I met Danny's Mum and Dad . . .
Hildrud and Horst.
They had heard about the demolition order
against us and timed their holiday so they could
support us in person when we went to see the
governor of the state in Mugla (the Vali). They
also bombarded the Government with faxes of
protest along with many other people they'd
Then a month later came Daniella, loaded down
with food, toys, cat mild and other goodies - a
little lady with a big heart and an infectious
laugh, you can never feel sad and lonely with
From the moment I met this family I new I'd
never be alone again and that gave me a
wonderful feeling. From then onwards, whenever
they had a working holiday in Antalya or Dalyan,
Dalaman, Ortaca they always paid us a quick
It was Danny who started a home page for my cats
(and dogs), with their photographs. She would
find good homes for particular cats and dogs.
Here is the link to TH:
http://www.vier-pfoetchen.com and email
Then Erhard and Ursula Essling whom you've
already met would repeatedly deliver my loved
ones to their final homes.
FLIGHT GOD PARENT
Please contact us if you too are interested in
becoming a God Parent and helping us to
transport these animals to Germany or Holland.
We always have people to pick the animals up a
the destimation airport, plus their is
absolutely no risk and no cost.
If you are intending to come to Marmaris/
Icmeler you can help by bringing cat collars,
English books, toys, child-size blankets, small
quantaties of special food such as kitten food
or kidney problem diet.
And of course while you are here you can visit
us, spend some time with us and even sponsor a
special cat, particullarly one who has no chance
of being re-homed.
Prior to coming on holiday try having a
collection at work or at your local pub, the
money raised is not only for the cats at the
shelter, but also the cats on the streets.
BANK: Yapi Kredi
Name: Jean Louise Thirkill, Cats House
Bank No. 67
Bank Code No. 0227-9 Marmaris
Account No. 0185966-9
Customer No. 166149004
To avoid having to write various account numbers
the customer number is given here, therefore all
currencies Euro, Sterling, Dollar (any of these
foreign currencies), including YTL can be
transferred to the cat shelter
Or Akbank (which is easier for German sponsors)
Subesi no. AKBKTRIS
Account no. 0055763-7
We need to support our veterinaries for
sterilization of the street cats. We desperately
need sutures absorbable vycrl 0, 2/0,
3/0, injectable antibiotics, injectable worming,
disinfectants such as hibiscrub and zoflora.
We always use pillows for cat beds so standard
pillow cases are always a need.
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS and more books. We are
desparate for new second hand books as they are
the biggest fundraiser for us.