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We are a group of individuals with a common goal of saving and transforming the lives of street animals.
We do our rescue work on top of our day jobs and other personal commitments. There are no paid employees in our team and we ensure that every single penny we raise in donations goes directly to saving animals.
FOUNDER & TRUSTEE Isabel is committed to protecting animals from abuse, neglect, abandonment and exploitation. She strongly believes that all animals deserve human compassion and help wherever they are in the world. In addition to transforming the lives of street cats and dogs abroad, Isabel is also founder of a UK based sanctuary making a difference to the lives of rescued sheep and goats. She has her own two rescue cats and vegan for the animals.
TRUSTEE Stacey is our crazy cat lady and has always been an animal lover. She has several rescue cats including a tripod rescue cat from Turkey. She is aware of the suffering of the animals worldwide and was only glad to join the Help Street Cats and Dogs team since inception. Stacey often donates to cover vet bills, helps with our fundraising efforts and networks to find foster or forever homes in the UK.
VOLUNTEER Dora joined the Help Street Cats and Dogs team after adopting one of our rescue dogs called Hesna. Through Hesna, she became aware of the suffering of animals abroad and wanted to support our work. Based in Canada, Dora helps us with our social media content creations and does regular fundraising helping to raise much needed funds. Rescue work has no borders and Dora's efforts are an example of committed people wanting to help animals wherever they are in the world.
TRUSTEE Chris is passionate about saving animals in need. He has a special bond with his rescue cat Luna and admits that she is the special one out of the other animals. He transports our rescue animals arriving into the UK to their forever homes. Chris is an advocate of better animal welfare and believes that all animals are sentient beings who feel love and pain and should be treated with compassion.
FLIGHT COORDINATOR Aylin fosters our rescue cats in Istanbul, organises travel documents and does airport transfers. She understands the needs of rescue animals ensures that the animal in her care is fully rehabilitated before flying to their adoptive homes. It's not easy dealing with Turkish red tape when exporting animals. Aylin's experience in international rescue space makes her an invaluable member of our team.
VOLUNTEER Mert is our on the ground volunteer who protects and cares for countless street cats and dogs in Eastern Turkey. He distributes food to multiple feeding points, heads up our spay and neuter programmes, organises treatment for the sick or injured. Mert is a dedicated animal welfare activist and works very hard to minimise suffering. He covers a huge area and there aren't many volunteers like him there. We are lucky to have him in our team helping so many in desperate need of help.
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