We are a group of individuals with a shared purpose - to save and transform the lives of street animals.
We do our rescue work on top of our day jobs and other personal commitments. Our team consists entirely of unpaid volunteers, guaranteeing that every single donation we receive is directly allocated to the cause of saving animals.
FOUNDER & TRUSTEE Isabel is deeply committed to protecting animals from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and exploitation. She firmly believes that every animal, regardless of their location, deserves compassion and assistance. Isabel is also the founder of a farm animal sanctuary in the UK making a difference in the lives of rescued sheep and goats, providing them with a safe and loving environment. Additionally, Isabel personally cares for two rescue cats and is vegan for the animals.
VOLUNTEER Dora, a valued member of Help Street Cats and Dogs, adopted Hesna, one of our rescue dogs, and experienced the plight of animals abroad. This ignited her passion to support our cause. Based in Canada, Dora plays a crucial role, creating captivating social media content and actively engaging in fundraising. Her tireless efforts raise essential funds, exemplifying individuals making a difference for animals, regardless of borders.
VOLUNTEER Mert, our dedicated volunteer in Eastern Turkey, tirelessly cares for numerous street cats and dogs. He provides food, builds shelters, leads spay/neuter programs, and arranges treatment for sick or injured animals, covering a vast area. As a passionate advocate for animal welfare, Mert's unwavering commitment and impact are remarkable. Few volunteers match his dedication. We are grateful to have Mert on our team, supporting countless animals in need.
TRUSTEE Stacey, a passionate cat enthusiast, has always been an avid animal lover. She cares for multiple rescue cats, including a special tripod rescue from Turkey. With a deep awareness of global animal suffering, Stacey has been an integral part of Help Street Cats and Dogs since its beginning. Her dedication is evident through her generous donations for veterinary bills, active involvement in fundraising, and leveraging her network to find foster and forever homes in the UK.
PET TRAVEL COORDINATOR Aylin handles travel logistics, airport transfers, and ensures the full rehabilitation of our rescue cats before their journey to their forever homes. Dealing with Turkish regulations for exporting animals is challenging, but Aylin's expertise in international rescue is invaluable. Her dedication and experience make her an indispensable member of our team.
TRUSTEE Chris, a passionate animal rescuer, shares a profound bond with his rescue cat, Luna. His role in our team involves safely transporting our rescue animals to their forever homes in the UK. As an advocate for better animal welfare, Chris believes in the sentience of all animals and tirelessly promotes compassion and fair treatment for all creatures.