ARK’s 1st May party, to celebrate its first year of operation since being founded in April 2018, was an outstanding success due to 62 supporters joining in the fun, Haluk’s excellent entertainment, the delicious food and atmosphere of Sur Kebap Restaurant . . . and a surprise visit by a belly dancer!
Our teams of volunteers, who work tirelessly to make the lives of street animals more comfortable, were thanked for their endless devotion to our mission.
Up until the end of March, our panel of ARK vets (Çağdaş, Cihan, Dr Dolittle, Nevzat and the Pandora girls) had treated over 1,100 street animals, paid for by donations from our supporters.
The statistics for April revealed that a further 60 animals had been treated or neutered during the month, costing 8,743tl. Of those 60, three were major operations, one involving broken limbs.
ARK is going from strength to strength, but ARK is nothing without our supporters. ARK is a registered Turkish charity, entirely dependent on donations – without our supporters, we could not continue our mission, which is to lessen the misery of unprotected sick and injured street animals.
There was a raffle with excellent prizes, including Pimms, wine, pottery, facial scrubs, breakfast vouchers from Palm Beach & Kiwi restaurants, hair colouring from Fetih at Prestige, a personal yoga session from Zeynep, candles, chocolate bars and jewellery.
Those attending the party were generous – the total collected in donations was 2,370tl, every lira of which will be used to ease the plight of our street furries – a fantastic result at the end of a very pleasurable evening.