Kalkan Association for the Protection of Street Animals (or KAPSA for short), is a small Turkish registered charity founded in 2008 by a group of like minded people. It is run completely by volunteers and funded totally by donations. More recently KAPSA UK also became a registered charity in the UK with the aim of raising funds to support the work in Kalkan. Our aim is to improve the lives of street animals in Kalkan, Turkey.
Our aims include:
To prevent the birth of unwanted animals in Kalkan and the surrounding villages by neutering/spaying (TNR - Trap, Neuter and Return)
To provide veterinary care for sick and injured street animals.
To find suitable homes wherever possible, both in Turkey and abroad.
To ensure the animals of Kalkan do not starve once the tourist summer season has ended, by providing food through our winter feeding programme.
To work with the local community to show the importance of having owned animals neutered and to offer free sterilisation for animals in under privileged households.
To improve public understanding and treatment of animals through education, and to increase local awareness of, and compassion for street animals.
To help fund our work in Kalkan, KAPSA UK wanted to offer our supporters a range of merchandise, and this store is our first step in this process. Merchandise is very costly if purchased upfront, something a small charity like KAPSA & KAPSA UK cannot afford to do - we prefer our 'sitting' funds to be used to immediately help the animals as they need it.
So, after months of research, we decided to go down this fulfillment route, using a reputable company with a good track record. Clothes2order are a well established company based in the north of England, and can deliver products anywhere in the UK, Europe and a limited number of other countries around the world. They take your orders from this store, make the item, then despatch it direct to your door. All the profits, after expenses, from the sale of items in this online shop will go towards the health and welfare of street animals. Our apologies to our Turkish supporters, products cannot currently be delivered to Turkey.
All the products currently available use a version of a design created for us by supporter Becky Matthews, which is printed or embroidered onto the item. As this develops, more products and further design ideas may be added, so do bookmark us and check back to see how we doing.
We have chosen products with known brand names such as Fruit of the Loom and Gildan, to ensure you are getting a known quality. Each item has sizing information, which we recommend you check before placing your orders. As also mentioned on the homepage, several of the items have a 'main' image which is merely 'representational' - it is simply to show where the logo is added. Clicking through to a product will also provide a photo of the actual item you will receive. This is not our choice, it is simply how the store works, but please be aware to check this - a good example would be the adults Beanie hat, the main image and the actual item are very different.
Please note that any issues with orders need to be taken up directly with Clothes2order, and more information can be found on the Delivery Help Page. However, we would also appreciate any feedback you have, so we can plan for the future and and understand what our supporters want.