These are the pictures of Pepis Dog Refuge on Christmas Day 2013, the day after we left after our visit to Jane and Alan and all their beautiful dogs.
'Jane Brian 25 December 20:11
This has never happened before on Christmas Day, complete devastation, very strong winds and torrential rain. After moving the dogs in the house from the ground floor to the upper floor for safety, which as you can see was fast filling with sewage water, to the upper floor.
As the forecast is for more storms tomorrow, we went up to the caravan and found the shed had been completely devastated, with all the expensive electronic equipment which ran our limited solar electricity and all Alan's electric tools in thick mud and water. The solar we did have has now been destroyed and the solar panels were blown into the olive tree.
These are also scenes from the back bedroom window, the river burst its banks and was lapping against the house wall. The exit from the refuge was impassable by car, thank goodness for Wellington boots. The water in the patio is slowly receding leaving mud in its wake.
We managed to clear the mud and debris from all the pens today, we will try and clean the house of mud and water tomorrow, too tired to do it today. The dogs we moved to the upper floor are all ok and happy.'
Pepis have over 70 dogs waiting for adoption including many lovely podencos, some of whom have been at the refuge since they were puppies, 3-4 years! They all have lovely natures and desperately need forever homes. They rely totally on donations to buy dog food, wormers, flea/tick treatment, Scalibor collars, pay vet fees....