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£1,550raised of £2,000 target by 52 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to help Santorini Animal Welfare Association - SAWA - taking in the discarded dogs of the island, along with the abused and tired out donkeys..

Rye, England, UK

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I've in creased the target as donations are still coming in!

Further funds raised will go towards building shelters in the different dog areas, to protect from rock falls and the harsh winter weather, basic infrastructure, like auto-refill drinking troughs, cargo nets for shade, fencing etc etc etc.. the list is endless!!

The Santorini Animal Welfare Association – SAWA is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization, founded in 1993 by active and devoted animal lovers.

Forced by the State to relinquish the land that the old shelter was on, which had plenty of trees, and therefore shade, the shelter has been forced to relocate to an old pumice mine, totally barren.

Dog houses have been sourced and cost about £200 each, this seems expensive, but they need to be super-sturdy to withstand the high winds and harsh winter weather experienced at the shelter's high altitiude and exposed location.

The houses will provide the dogs with much needed shelter in an otherwise challenging environment.

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  • Em Shervington12 days ago
    Em Shervington

    Em Shervington

    12 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    WOW! Thanks to another very generous donation to round it up to the total, from the same person that rounded it up before - target is met!! I might increase it again, let's face it, work on the shelter is never ending so funds are always needed! Thanks everyone for your continued support xx

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  • Em Shervington13 days ago
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    Em Shervington

    13 days ago

    Another £130 gone to SAWA today! Those donations are still trickling in.. we're there in Oct so I'll be able to get a better idea of how the funds are being used. The shelter is full to bursting and it's not the busy season for strays yet, that's usually in autumn when Greek workers leave the island, and their 'pets' behind.. and the restaurants close so no tidbits to be had.. Please help by sharing SAWA's fb posts, it's the only way to find new homes for these poor pooches..

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  • Em Shervington1 month ago
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    Em Shervington

    1 month ago

    Hi kind people! An update to let you know I've transferred the £1200 funds raised so far to SAWA, covering all fees myself so they got the whole amount. Christina was blown away by the amazing donation, and will keep me updated as to how the funds are spent at the shelter, which I will pass on to all of you. Thanks again for your kindness and generosity! Please follow the SAWA fb page to see the ongoing progress.

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 8/18/2018 11:43 AM



  • Emma Shervington

    Emma Shervington

    Aug 18, 2018

    Helping it on it's way to 2k!!


  • Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson

    Aug 7, 2018

    Guess you'll have to increase the target figure again :)


  • Anonymous


    Jul 31, 2018

    Keep up the fantastic work that you are doing. If it wasn't for people like you, the world be be a very hopeless place :)


  • Sharon Toombs

    Sharon Toombs

    Jul 23, 2018

    Thanks for all the great work you continue to do . Such a great cause .


  • Elaine


    Jul 11, 2018

    Carry on the good work 😊


  • katie mcafee

    katie mcafee

    Jul 10, 2018


  • Valerie Jones

    Valerie Jones

    Jun 16, 2018

    Round it up


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Em Shervington

Em Shervington

Rye, England, UK

Lover of Santorini, but also aware of the dark side of this beautiful tourist destination - the heartless and throw-away attitude to animals

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