Throwback: Bad storm on Santorini

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Storm number 12 has been hitting us since last night. For our shelter it was the worst one this winter as the damage is beyond anything we could imagine. No animal has been harmed even though one dog area collapsed and opened underground allowing the “Terrorville” pack to run out… the fact that all our dogs are daily socialized together as a single pack prevented any fights. The road to the shelter is of course entirely washed away not even safe to walk on and once again we are cut off from the rest of the island and the much needed supplies. This means we are back to the old donkey trails a 30′ daily hike up the mountain with whatever we can carry on our backs. For the fist time the fenced areas caved in allowing the animals to escape, fortunately they all stayed together at the only thing close to what could be home…the shelter. All our gates are blocked from debris inside/out as the torrents flowing down the mountain literally made their way once again through the shelter not even giving us time to recover and repair all damage from the previous storm.These extreme weather patterns of intensive rainfall are clearly something we have never experienced before on Santorini. The Cyclades are by far one of the most arid parts of the Mediterranean and climate change has started taking a toll… Winters will only get worse and to survive we have to adjust to a new reality. Again we kindly ask for your support. Thank you for standing by them!

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