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How to Support Our Friends in Turkey

In the early hours of Monday, February 6th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked eastern Turkey, the homeland of our beloved Kangal Dogs. The reports are beyond imagination, with already over 20,000 presumed dead and masses of people without shelter or water in below zero conditions.

KDCA is making a donation of $1500 to humanitarian efforts in the devastated region. We feel it is important that our friends and colleagues understand we value the Turkish people.

If you would also like to support our Turkish friends, or their dogs below are some ideas.

Locally, we have been advised of a private organization called AHBAP set up by Halak Levant, organizing humanitarian aid.

Pawguards is a long standing local organization that has supported street dogs and is currently setting up shelters, with a goal of preventing dogs from feeding on bodies and attacking the feeble and injured.

Charity Navigator has a listing of international organizations that will be partnering with Blue Crescent, the Turkish government aid association, but the exact relationship and process for distribution aid is still unclear.

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) has established the Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund to contribute to the recovery and rebuilding efforts in southern Türkiye.

There are many, many unscrupulous groups and individuals trying to take advantage of this unimaginable tragedy. If you are approached by anyone or have a question about a group or organization please feel free to contact email us at

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