At ACU we are always in need of an extra pair of hands. There is always something to do!
Volunteering for us is an enjoyable way of helping the street animals in Uzumlu and can be very rewarding. If you have the free time and fancy helping us we always need people to help with feeding, vet runs, running raffles or hosting an event.
Whether you are on holiday or living in the village you can help.
We can’t do it without you.
A few words from ACU volunteer Claire Ganioglu.
It’s true to say some days we can all feel like giving up…..the responsibility, seemingly never ending vet and neutering runs, increased costs, senseless acts of cruelty to innocent animals, poisoning…red tape, egos…all of which can take its toll.
Being a hands on volunteer can be demanding physically, emotionally and mentally.
So why do it?
Before this charity was set up a lot of the cats and dogs in this village were in a pitiful state, skin and bone and desperately in need of help. It was heartbreaking to see them struggling to survive. Over time this has gradually changed but not a day goes by without a plea for help being posted. Acu currently feeds and provides healthcare for over 200 cats and dogs on a daily basis, those taken care of in our parks as well as by volunteers who go out in all weather’s to feed on the street.
The charity like a lot of charities relies entirely upon donations and the goodwill and kindness of individuals to help cover costs. Fundraising events are essential to meet the ever increasing medical and food costs. Every donation from raffle prizes to items to auction to clothing to sell in our charity shop, sponsoring for just 30 Turkish lira or 5 pounds a month goes a long way in helping us take care of a lot of needy cats and dogs and giving them a chance at life they would otherwise not have which answers the question above. Why do it? So they can experience kindness and respect and love which every living thing on this planet deserves.
To watch their transformation and to see them thrive and to know that we and you have played a vital role in this transformation is the greatest reward.
Acu is a legal and registered charity. Please visit our Facebook page-Animal Care Uzumlu– and see the difference the charity and its committed volunteers are making to the lives of many unwanted,neglected and abandoned cats and dogs.
If you can help in any way please do.