Charities and Associations

KAR Weekly News Roundup for 31st May 2019

KYRENIA ANIMAL RESCUE are delighted to announce that they have been awarded TRIP ADVISOR 2019


One of the criteria measured to achieve the Award is “animal welfare policies”

We would like to thank everyone involved with KAR for your hard work, commitment and support.

We would also like to thank the visitors who have taken the time to post their reviews.

We will continue to keep our animals safe, happy and well cared for and to maintain our high standards.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve this award

ESK Calendar donation and visit to the Centre

Often the elder generations amongst us moan and complain about the “youngsters of today” for various reasons (not so polite, not so helpful, not so hardworking etc etc) but that cannot be said about these youngsters ….

ESK students who are part of the ESK Helping Hands Group had designed and been selling their 2019 calendars ….. all of the monies raised has been donated to KAR.

They recently visited our Rescue Centre and presented us with a cheque for 7060TL – What a fantastic amount and what a fantastic thing for these youngster to do.

During their visit it was amazing to see, even the most nervous of students, begin to feel calmer and much more comfortable with touching and stroking the dogs. It was special to see the way the students interacted with the cats and dogs and listened intently as they learnt more about what we do, why we do it, and what we hope to do.

With youngsters such as these there is plenty of promise for the future of the animals in TRNC.

As Franklin D Roosevelt said ….

” We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”


Anita’s Mushroom Stroganoff – Thank you Anita

1 large Onion
4 sticks of Celery
12 oz/350g Mushrooms
2 oz/50g Butter or Margarine
1 tbsp/15ml of Wholemeal Flour
1/4 pt/150ml Water
1 tsp/5ml Yeast Extract
1/2 tsp/2.5ml Thyme
Pinch of ground Bay Leaf
Salt and Pepper
1/4 pt/142ml Soured Cream (or Quark or Plain Yoghurt)
Chopped Parsley (as Garnish) 

Slice the onion, celery and mushroom
Melt half the butter in a pan, saute the celery until softened, add the onions and cook until transparent.
Add the remaining butter, add the mushrooms and cook over a medium heat for 2 – 3 minutes, then stir in the flour, add the water, yeast extract and herbs and bring to the boil. Reduce to simmer then simmer uncovered for 2 – 3 minutes.
Take off the heat and stir in the sour cream (or quark/yoghurt) Gently heat to room temperature and serve on a bed of freshly cooked rice – sprinkled on top with the chopped parsley (optional).

It’s BBQ season. Just 3 aprons remaining. 40TL each. Karakum Office

2 of our best sellers. Just a few left 35TL from Karakum Office.

Monday 27th May

The Centre had a visit from The Near East Veterinary Department. A Professor and Vets who are researching Leish tested a selection of centre dogs. We are more than happy to help with hands on research into Leish on the Island!!

It has been a busy time recently in KAR Pet Travel

So much so that there has not been time to catch up with all of our travelling pets … but we will try and feature some of them over the next week or so.

Friday night (24th May) saw the arrival of the Fab 4 at Ercan. They had flown in all the way from Miami. It was not long after they touched down that Ercan rang out with the sound of Gizmo’s chorus – an excellent vocalist – appreciated by not many!! It seems that despite such a long journey he was determined to let everyone know that he had “Arrived”.   Tootsweet (who was sharing his box) meanwhile just looked at him with disdain (and a headache!). Samson and DishDash (who is camera shy) buried their heads in shame.

 Once their customs and government vet checks and paperwork had been processed the Fab 4 left the building. Once Gizmo was out of his box he decided that he had quite enough of entertaining the crowds and not a further peep was heard from him.
Welcome to the TRNC Pawley Fab 4.


We are looking for someone to join our team and is confident to work within an animal shelter environment.

Hours: 8am – 4pm alternate 5 days or 6 days a week. Work Permit will be applied for. Transport to the shelter available from the Girne area.

We are looking for someone with clean local driving licence. Able to help with DIY.

Applicant should be experienced in handling dogs and cats and in animal welfare.

For further information contact our Centre Manager Elaine 0533 8631950 or Office 0533 8694098.

KAR are jumping through hoops for their dogs.

Introduction by Chris Elliott..

I was very amused by a video and comment that Kyrenia Animal Rescue posted on our enewspaper  Facebook page which we shared and are sharing again here as it speaks volumes of those wonderful KAR people who go the extra mile of going through hoops to help the animals at their rescue centre.

Please Share our Video of Elaine ‘testing out’ the Exercise area, as we need to spread the word of the work we are trying to achieve at the Centre. This Area was built using very little donated funds…. it was more of a scavenger hunt!!!! Please make people aware, and have a laugh at the same time….. We need the profile… so share, share, share….

Chris, the reason behind this video was to show everyone, that even if our backs are against the wall, we can still find the sunshine in a day in the life of KAR Centre Arapkoy.

The Exercise and Play Area was the brainchild of Elaine and her dedicated staff and volunteers who used their downtime and own time to complete the area.  Very little donated money was used, it was mostly scavenged and recycled from the rubbish tips of the TRNC.

She asked the office to go up and take some photos of the nearly completed area, then decided that she wanted to ‘try it out’.  She had no idea she was being videoed until halfway through…. by then it was too late and she was immortalized forever in social media……

She did end up with a very bruised toe after falling through the hoop………

If you think you can beat her time, 1min 37sec….. give it a go or take the time to put one of our dogs through its paces.  Please, go visit, keep us relevant and help our dogs and cats.

Looking back at KAR in the Press

To read all about it in, online weekly enewspaper and the favourite read of many in Northern Cyprus.