Next to our refugio lies a river which only now and then contains some water. When the winters are bad she overflows and brings us misery and suffering! Think back to some years ago when we were so badly affected that even some dogs died and all our machinery was destroyed and so much more,…….
In the meantime a long, bad road of Canna’s have grown into the river and they are life threatening to our dogs. When they would catch fire it would mean catastrophy,………….
Since year and day we are begging the municipality to remove this and to clean the river bed but we are talking to a wall. I have been there many times, with no result!
Last week they came to clean everything beneath the electricity poles, a width of about 10 meters.
We asked them to also clean the rest but the answer was ‘no’, that was not their instruction!
According to the European law they have to clean everything under the electricity poles and keep it fireproof. They don’t care about the rest and the danger remains.
I visited the municipality again and again I talked to a wall. If we clean the river ourselves it would cost 3500 euro and that money we don’t have! To buy a machine would cost 1000 euro, crazy! We have now rented one. In the future we hope to have a machine like this ourselves so that we can keep it under control. Now we are busy to clean the river ourselves with this special machine. They are only dogs, right! The answer of the municipality was that people here have so much problems right now that animals have to stand at the end of the line, as if they have ever stood there at all!
Animals have no value here, so we take things into our own hands and clean the river ourselves. It is hard work but certainly worth it! Soon the danger will be gone, we will welcome the warm summer and our dogs will be safe,……………