Dear ARK supporters,
As you all know, ARK has been doing an amazing job helping sick and injured street animals in Kuşadasi for a year now and I am very happy and proud to be a part of this mission.
Even if we get a great deal of support from around the world, unfortunately our budget does not allow us to spay and neuter sufficient numbers of street animals. And, for the little amount we can spare for the neuterings each month, we feel obligated to use it for cats rather than dogs, simply because they cost less and we can help more in numbers when we prefer this way. But it breaks my heart seeing the dogs in my neighbourhood multiplying and the ones that have to live in cruel conditions of the shelter for months just to get neutered.
So, I decided to take action. I’m swimming an open water swim race starting from Meis Island, Greece to Kaş, Turkey on 16th June, just one day before my 40th birthday. To be able to finish this race, I have to swim 7 kilometers in less than 4 hours. I swam two other races including one for 6 km last summer, but this race is accepted to be a more difficult one. Even though I’m both excited and a little nervous about the race, I believe I can succeed because I have been training 3 times a week during this season.
So, how is that relevant to street animals? Well, I want to swim this race to raise money for the neuterings of street dogs through ARK. Right now it costs 600tl to neuter a female dog. I’m willing to swim each kilometer for one female street dog to be neutered. That makes 4,200tl for 7 kilometers swam in open water for 7 female street dogs.
I believe that we can make it happen in a short time when we act together. So, I would appreciate it a lot if you could sponsor me for this race. Please do not hesitate about the amount you can spare, 5tl, 10tl, 20tl, 50tl, 100tl, 600tl . . . whatever you can contribute will be highly appreciated and it will also give me strength to complete those 7 kilometers.
You can send your donations to ARK’s accounts now:
Turkish Lira: IBAN: TR83 0001 5001 5800 7307 5753 16
USD: IBAN: TR26 0001 5001 5804 8017 0366 68
Euro: IBAN: TR16 0001 5001 5804 8017 0366 54
GBP: IBAN: TR90 0001 5001 5804 8017 0366 80
Please don’t forget to mention “7 km for 7 Dogs!” in the description so that I can make sure that your donation will be used for this purpose.
Thank you all very much for your support in advance!