There is a big special project on now which will be a big help to the strays of Avsallar: Dr. Osman is setting up a sanctuary, Gus O'Malley's Dream. The work has already started, but a good deal of money is needed to finish it, about 20,000 Euros. Here is a video of the planned shelter https://www.facebook.com/oincekara/videos/10160868976940517/

We need the shelter to be available by December, as due to major health problems Manu will not be able to make her rounds anymore. Many cats will need to be moved to the new sanctuary, so the work should be completed before the rains come. We need your help more than ever. It is a race against time. So please please please please help us to make this dream reality. We thank you in the name of all the voiceless strays who depend on us. Strays like Gus and Pablo and Pasha who will look down on their friends enjoying what they never had. There are several ways to donate: to Meher Toorkey at Mtoorkey@gmail

For US donors who want a tax receipt, go through the Harmony Fund at https://harmonyfund.org/donate/making-miracles-for-the-street-dogs-cats-in-turkey

For funds in Euros please send to Johanna Walter at Walter@iftc.uni-Hannover.de
Say 'Land' in notes. There is also now a German version of the Gus O'Malley's Dream page: https://m.facebook.com/GUS-OMalleys-DREAM-Deutsche-Seite-112113473066016/

For Canadian members, use

The Harmony Fund

- Our ongoing fundraiser for food and medical costs


- There are always more dogs who need homes and often medical help. For details see ATIA - Virtual Adoption for Dogs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1552537741670097/

- Thunderball draw - raise funds to help us TNR in a fun way!


The sooner cats who have a home to go to have their fees paid, the sooner Dr. Osman İncekara can start their paper work and they can leave. Once they are on their way, they will also free up valuable clinic space, which will help rescue more cats.

There are always several cats who need their fees paid for their trips to the US, UK, or Europe. To help out, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/2254896078111657/

We need their flight costs from from Alanya to Istanbul, and then from Istanbul to their destinations.
Please send all funds to Mtoorkey@gmail.com, or https://paypal.me/MToorkey
Friends and family option please or PayPal takes a huge commission. Say Flight in the notes.

Please scroll down this page to see more details about ongoing fundraisers.


Thank you for considering donating to support our efforts to rescue the animals of Avsallar. There are ways to contribute to Manuela's funds to feed, neuter, provide medical care and organize adoptions for the street cats and dogs:

- The Harmony Fund: Please go to the Harmony Fund's page dedicated to Manuela's rescue to see how you can donate.

- Fundraisers: see below!

- Simply use PayPal to donate money to Meher Toorkey

What it all costs...

- Food for the animals for one day: €70.00+

- Dog pension costs per dog and per month (for the compulsory pre-adoption quarantine for EU countries or pre-flight wait period for North America): €100.00 at least (this varies depending on the cost to the foster home of looking after a dog)

- The cat room caretaker's salary for one month: € 450.00

This is merely a guideline to give you an idea of the costs we are facing, please contribute what you can, when you can!

the harmony fund

The Harmony Fund is a precious lifeline for small rescue operations worldwide and a loyal supporter of our rescue. Please go to the Harmony Fund's page dedicated to Manuela's rescue to see how you can donate - you'll see, it's very simple and well explained!


Our team of admins organizes fundraisers on a regular basis. Please have a browse through our current fundraisers below or keep up with new fundraising virtual events via our Facebook page.

Remember, anything you can contribute makes a difference towards saving lives! Below are the exciting, endearing and positive campaigns you can join right now!


our ongoing fundraiser for medical costs and food

We have a constant challenge to face with medical bills for sick and injured animals as well as for the provision of healthy food for these starving strays. To help us, please click here and go to our main fundraiser page

For people in Europe, you can join a Teaming group and donate 1 euro every month, automatically deducted from team members. To join, go here: https://bit.ly/2TzZ6Pk


Help US neuter the cats!


Please send what you can via Paypal to tnravsallar@gmail.com

Sterilising cats is very important as it is the only way to keep the cat population from growing exponentially, causing many miserable deaths among mothers, mating toms, kittens and the general population due to the extra pressure on their territory when too many cats have to compete to survive. To find out more, you can visit our page on this website that explains all about our TNR mission. Please chip in to our ongoing trap-neuter-release efforts by donating to tnravsallar@gmail.com.


Thunderball - raise funds to help us TNR in a fun way!

Yvonne Sinclair has offered to help us by setting up our very own WEDNESDAY THUNDERBALL DRAW specifically to help fund our TNR (trap-neuter-release) programme.

This is a weekly draw of only 14 numbers costing £2 each weekly, with an ongoing commitment required.

If all numbers are raised there will be £28 in the pot.

This will then be split 50/50 weekly shared as £14 for the winning number and £14 for the TNR of Avsallar strays.

£2 per number (weekly commitment is required)
PayPal: mtoorkey@gmail.com

The chances of winning £14 are 14:1. This makes it an easy way to make a few pounds and covering some of the costs of TNR with a guaranteed £14 each week (if all numbers are allocated) to put towards much needed ongoing TNR efforts!

In the event not all numbers are allocated, the amount raised will be split 50/50 with the winning number and the TNR fund.

If any unsold number wins, the TNR fund will be given the winnings for that week as if it had been re-donated by the week's winner.

£14 each week raised = £56 each month raised = £728 each year raised!

This weekly £14 may not seem like a lot to me and you but to the hundreds of strays it is £14 each week more than they had. It will go a long way to fund neuter/spay the kitties, helping to promote a reduction of unwanted and defenseless fur babies joining this cycle!

Click here for details on the Thunderball draw - raise funds to help us TNR in a fun way!



Thank you for your support!