Our mission is to help the homeless street dogs and cats in Dalyan through various animal welfare projects, carried out by our team of   multi-national volunteers and local vets.

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  1. There was a stray dog that came into the riverside hotel in dalyan some weeks ago. We have named her Ruby, she is a beautiful pedigree spaniel. Guests and hotel have been feeding her and some guests provided money, left with bill herring the hotel rep (who is know at the charity) to be spayed and have her vaccinations. She has now had her operation an is recouping at bills and will be returned to the hotel soon. We are trying now hopefully with your help to get her to the UK where we know we will find a good home, as we do not think she will cope very well during the winter months. Bill has informed me that he has left 150TL with you, I assume for the vaccinations. We have got in touch with an organisation called Paws Kennels, who we think will arrange transportation for her, funds can be arranged, but we do need someone to liaise with them. We need to know what the dog requires as far as blood tests, and any further vaccinations, passport, etc. Do you think you can help please. Thank you

  2. Hello I met Hilary at the riverside hotel a few days ago and she recognised coco who had escaped from the pound!she then went back to the pound and the following day she was back !hilary said look out for her as the manager / owner doesn’t like her and won’t keep her!,
    The night before we left she was wondering down the track between calpso and the town she seemed a bit timid and for some unknown reason her pound collar and disc no 455 had been removed!, strange!!!!! Thought you might like to know!I will send a pickture of her

  3. Hi Karen,
    Sorry to trouble you but my sister has just arrived in Olu Deniz and rescued a dog she seen a Turkish man beating. The dog followed my sister and friend along the beach and back to their room crying. We are like yourself massive dog lovers and always try to help strays. He has a collar on but no tag?! They have placed a towel on the floor and he has curled up and gone asleep. What do you recommend we do? My contact number is +44 7722605270. Hope you can help us. Thanks Jen x

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  4. Hi Phil, have been trying to donate on this website, because it’s in turkish im having trouble !! Could you “talk” me through it please. Thanks. It was nice to meet you at the shelter last month! Liz

  5. There are people in the uk who want to donate money. Please can you make a link with the Dalyan animal shelter news on Facebook

    1. Hi Cheryl

      I have posted in Dalyan Animal Welfare on Facebook but I must wait for approval.

      Hope that is OK, please let me know if there is anything else I can do.

      Best regards and Happy Christmas.

  6. hi after returning back to England after a visit to dalyan I could not get a dog out of my mind.Its a beautiful looking like a boxer dog tan and white in colour and was extremely emaciated please could u try and find him he had a puppy face and was very scared thank you

  7. We have sponsored a puppy Lucy we befriended during our recent visit to Dalyan. I have written to Sue Davies who I am told is the puppy person, but not sure I had the correct address. Can anyone hive me an update? Keep thinking about Lucy.

  8. Hi, I am in dalyan sept 2015 and think I have seen same beautiful boxer dog as carol in July. He\she hands out by th be hotel on the river path and is very thin and ribs are showing far more than should be. They are very timid but once decided to trust me was taking food I put down. So gentle and loving. I go back on Monday but will be visiting each day til then. They are tagged but no collar, so not sure if owned or not.

    1. Hello sarah

      If they have an eartag then they are a street dog and they are neutered, they do not have an owner but they get fed by tourists and some restaurants. In the winter they are fed by the charities winter feeding program. By feeding them you are helping and you can help further if you would like to donate though our website.

      Best regards

      1. Hi mebrue, I came and saw you today and you gave me a parasite tablet which he happily took. I found him being fussed and fed by others at riverside hotel. Thank you so much it has made me happier. I will sort regular donation on Monday when back in UK, as I can’t understand Turkish on the PayPal site which I am getting at moment, but will be my first job! Thank you for all you do

  9. Hi just seen a dog about ten minutes ago limping and not letting it’s back leg touch the floor. It had a yellow collar on and a microchip on its ear but couldn’t get close enough to read it. It was near the celik international shop and green grocers? Wasn’t sure what to do. Sorry hope this helps.

    1. Thanks Bianca, sorry for the late reply but we had an email problem. We will look out for the dog.

      If you can get the dog then ask a local to call 153 which is the Zabita and they will liaise with the vet.

      Best wishes

  10. Hallo,
    I am visiting dalyan this week. I would really like to visiting the shelter. Meerdere said i sound contact you. We stay at villa duran.

    Groetjes colinda

  11. Hi my name is Wendy just returned to the UK and there was a small cat who would ever night about 9/ 10 at Okranus restaurant on the riverside opp the green cottage at night who I would give whiskas biscuits to black taddy and some kitten at the end of riverside going pass the bc spa then riverside hotel about 4 restaurants up one black .tabby .white . Ginger and white very friendly I’m on face book on my shop site clarkes florist 07794482269 please tell how I could help to help these lovely cats x

    1. Hello Wendy

      We have several cat houses around Dalyan, these are supplied with food all year round so you could help us by donating on the website in Paypal. You can keep in touch with us through Dalyan Animal Welfare on Facebook.

      Best wishes and thank you for caring.


  12. Hi I am one of your sponsors each month . I have now been living in Dalyan for 5 weeks .as with each visit I try to help the street dogs by finding the skinnist dog or cat and try to build it up by giving it nourishing as possible food . There is one old boy who I haven’t noticed before , he is getting bullied and is so so thin , I was wondering if you could take him into care for a while to help him .He is a lovely dog , pure cream in colour, about 1 and a half foot tal,l 3 foot long , part anatolian and maybe kangol with a scared large head , ears floppy , no collar or tag . He lives in the square and over by the stationers . Please could you let me know if this old boy could be helped to get stronger , thank you Fond regards Atreya xx

  13. I Live in Dalyan very near the Dog Shelter. I notize since about 10 days that dogs are running in our street. They look half dead because they have not had food for a long time. I have not seen the man who normally feeds the dogs for over 1 week. I heard that there were problems between oranizers and some very active people are not working for the Dogs now. Also the Charity Shop is not open. Perhaps you can help. Kind regards, Hedda.

    1. Hello Hedda

      If the dogs are in the street then the charity does not feed them except in winter. The dogs in the shelter are fed are in good shape except that the council do not supply food so it is funded by donations to the charity.

      The only problem is that the council do not support the shelter.

      Maybe you could go to the shelter and talk to someone and discuss the problems, it is open on Wednesday and Saturday 10.00 to 13.30.

      The charity shop will be opening in the future but there is no date yet.

      Best wishes

      1. Thank you Mebrure. I do hope sincerely that the shop will open again very soon. I have been feeding a dropped dog for 8 weeks. Unfortunately he nearly killed one of Kerim’s chickens this morning so we took him to Dalyan to the feeding Place near REMSI Restaurant. He was operated as he has an ear tag Nr. 4714. I will go there every day and put Food. We had called him Lucky and are very sad now but we can’t keep him because of the chickens. Last week we took a very thin and weak dog to the shelter, she must have had puppies recently. She came back, we took her again and Mehmet kept her there. I hope she is ok.

        1. Hallo Mebrure, we fetched Lucky back and he is in our garden now.By the way: his number is not 4714 but 4713. What can de so eben er See going to Germany in July 16. Can he go to the Shelter for 6 weeks or can you find a Home for him? He Really is Sweet, his only problem See the chickens. Lest regards Hedda

        2. 2 Horus later er fetched Lucky back. He is so grateful. But What will happen to hin when we go to Germany dot 7 weeks in Kind with?

  14. Hallo Mebrure, we fetched Lucky back as we felt so sorry. He was lying under a car where de dropped him. His number is not 4714 but 4713. What can we do when we go to Germany on July 16? Can he go to the shelter for 6 weeks (we give the food) or can you find a nice home for him? He is
    Very sweet and quiet, his only problem are zur chickens, therefore Kerim can’t have vom on his land. Have a nice day and best wishes Hedda

  15. can you tell me if the charity shop in the square is still open a lady we met says she has been trying to find it open for a month. We have left some flea and tick collars at the vets but language was a problem as I wanted to try and help an animal to be neutered

    Where can we leave a donation if the shop is shut?

    Thanks. Bretta berry

    1. Hello Bretta

      The new shop should be open this Saturday, it is near the Han Dalyan Hotel.

      You can leave money for neutering at the vets, please get a receipt and he will inform the charity.

      Thank you

      1. we have tried once again to donate to you charity but the shop and the office were not open. We specifically wish to donate to have a female spayed and a male neutered plus money for medicines but we could not get this through to the vet and we are a little uneasy leaving the money with him if he doesn’t understand what we wish to do. Have you any other suggestions as we leave 9th July if the office was open sometime between now and then we could pop in. Regards Rob and. Bretta

  16. I cannot understand how you look for help but will not respond to us we have over I 00 pounds to donate and you do not reply

    A little concerned

    Rob and Bretta

    1. Hello Rob and Bretta

      I am confused as we have not seen a communication from you but of course we are desperate for donations as the charity survives on donations.

      We thank you so much for thinking of us.

      The office in the market square should be open on Wednesday in the afternoon.

      Thanks again

  17. I sincerely hope you will be open this Wednesday as we leave Saturday we have been to the office several times and it has not been open we have been told by another lady that the office has not been open for 4 weeks and she also had money to donate

    You have replied to me previously to state that the shop would hopefully be open on the 2nd so I am a little confused as to how our lines of communication have become confused.

    Hopefully we will see someone at the market square on Wednesday afternoon.

    Regards rob and bretta

  18. We,once again, tried to donate at your office. We called at 11am. 1.30pm and 2.45pm and there was no one there. We leave Saturday, and as PayPal is inaccessible here we will try once again before we leave unless you have an alternative suggestion.

    Bretta and Rob

  19. We at Bankhead Kennels have sent via paypal £100 – can someone acknowledge receipt otherwise we will cancel it

  20. Have finally managed to set up a regular payment using PayPal. I use my phone and realised I needed to set it to desk top site. I’ve been keen to make a regular donation since I visited the rescue centre and saw all the good and never-ending work they do there taking care of our canine friends. And of course during the winter when they also look after the street dogs. I look forward to my next visit, much love to you all.

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  22. Please help. I am very concerned about a dog I saw in Dalyan last week. Please can you email me for details. If you are able to rescue this dog I will make a significant donation.

  23. Hi , just returned home from holiday in Dalyan, and this has been playing on my mind ever since . We went to Asha Bay ( no idea of spelling)! And saw a white boxer looking dog tied under a tree in the car park , with only a bed of beer bottles to lie on 😏.. big chain on his collar and a couple buckets of water I’m guessing . I’m sure I can remember him in the same place a couple of yrs ago . What a terribly sad life for him, not to mention how much broken glass he was sleeping on . Have anyone ever contacted you about this poor boy ?

    1. Hi Sharon

      We are aware of this dog and although it seems cruel he does get fed and watered, we do not like it but there is nothing we can do.

      Best wishes

  24. Hi, there is a dog that hangs around the Emir Grand (sp?) hotel who is fed by the hotel but has a pronounced limp and seems in pain. Is it possible for him to get help?

    1. Hi Rachel

      The best thing to do is ask the hotel to call the vet or take him/her to the vet yourself. If you say its a street dog then the charity will pay.

      Please let us know how you get on.

      Best wishes
      Dalyan Animals

  25. I will not be able to visit Dalyan for a while. I would like to make donations from Germany. Which is the best way to avoid high bank charges? I have no Paypal Account but my daughter in law would do it for me via her Paypal account. Will we get a confirmation after arrival of the money?

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