At the end of September we went back on the road ….
On 28.09.2019 it was finally time! We were able to load our two trucks with the donated goods.Almost all club members, friends, acquaintances and family have actively helped.
On the evening of the 28th we made our way towards Santorini / Greece. The road led us across Germany to Austria and from there via Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria to Piraeus / Athens in Greece. On Friday the 04.10.19 we took the ferry from there to Santorini, where we arrived in the afternoon at 15.00 clock. On Saturday the 05.10. we started unloading the trucks. With great astonishment, we also watched many tourists who follow our page on Facebook came to our aid. On Sunday afternoon, we had both unloaded trucks and prepared for the return journey. Three club members stayed one more week on Santorini to help in the shelter.
Here are a few impressions of the loading in Germany and the unloading on Santorini. Videos can be found in our new category „VIDEOS“!
Today was the big day!
At 9 a.m. we met for the loading and what can I say, it was huge fun!
After 4 hours everything was stowed away and the load was secured.
Also for our physical well-being in the form of sandwiches, was taken care of.
Many thanks to all the helpers, you did a great job!
A non-governmental organization founded in 1992 by active and dedicated animal lovers of the island of Santorini, Greece.
SAWA is designed to protect the island’s animals-from stray dogs and cats to abandoned donkeys and mules.
In close cooperation with the municipality of Thira and the local veterinarian, SAWA assures that all stray animals are neutered, vaccinated and treated in the event of injury, illness or poisoning, and if possible made home again in Greece or abroad Be.
In addition, SAWA monitors the implementation of the Code of Practice/Code of Service Animal Protection for all donkeys and mules operating in the bay and is constantly working to curb their health and working conditions.
SAWA currently has around 120 dogs, 23 donkey/mule/have horses and 2 pigs.
Support, both financially and actively, is urgently needed on Santorini. That is why we have made it our mission to support the SAWA animal welfare association from Germany.
In the winter of 2017/2018 we started our first project and called for money & donations in kind for the construction of the shelter on Santorini, after careful planning & organization we were able to go to the small Cyclades island in June 2018 with a fully loaded 40 tonner. Breaking.
This action was a complete success and so we decided to make repeated calls for donations in order to further advance the ‚ construction ‚ of the shelter or the Gnadenhof’s of the donkeys, because there is still a lack of much on the ground.
This time we are planning a transport for October 2019
Here in the picture you can see the supplied donkey lift, which was urgently needed. An old donkey often suffers from muscle weakness and then can not stand up on its own, because the donkey lift consists of a frame with 2 straps, This then also serves to build muscle in the Donkey’s