Help us find a home

Fundraising campaign by Sandy Tirleroux
  • €308.00
    raised of €550.00 goal goal
56% Funded
14 Donors
Raised offline: €350.00
Total: €658.00
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Happy Birthday to me! Nope...

Many of you have been following our big fat Greek pawdventures throughout beautiful Greece for the past 8 months. And for those landing on this page and not familiar with our story: my adorable dog Romy and myself have been traveling these past 8 months, from Belgium to Greece: Athens then Corfu and...

Well this is where things get complicated. We were supposed to set off on our new adventure to a surprise new destination on June 8. We were both pretty excited: found a lovely new home in a beautiful location, pet friendly and it really checked all of our boxes! I really want to stress here that I did my due diligence about this transaction before sending any money. Everything seemed to be done by the rules, absolutely no red flag.

The deposit and first month of rent were paid by online banking transfer. All seemed perfect until yesterday, May 16: the landlord suddenly no money was received on their end. I sent many proofs as well as confirmation from my own bank that "the money has been successfully deposited into the recipient's account". The so-called landlord is now no longer returning communication, and of course the ad has been taken down. And my money is long gone.

My bank, which I will not name, can not retrieve the funds and do a chargeback because this was paid via transfer and not a credit card. Funny to think that in this day and age it's actually safer to pay by credit card... The only way I could ever get the money back is if the fraudster gets arrested and the sentencing includes retribution.

So, here we are, most of my savings gone and basically homeless as of June 8, unless I can gather the funds to pay for another deposit + first rent + rental agency fee (no way I am ever dealing with a private landlord again, agency it is!).

Because my birthday is coming soon, in June, and I would not rather be homeless living at the airport by then, I am asking for a small donation in lieu of the birthday presents ya'll wonderful people usually get me. Because, truth be told, that would be the most appreciated presents of all. Little Romy requires regular veterinary care due to a heart disease so, as much as I love airports, living in one does not seem to be the least stressful setting for that furry girl.

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Thank you <3

Organizer

  • Sandy Tirleroux

Donors

  • Adrienne Moore
  • Donated on May 22, 2023
  • Sorry that this was such a tough week for you...better things are ahead! Xox

€28.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 21, 2023
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 19, 2023
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Jun 22

Almost there!

Update posted by Sandy Tirleroux at 08:34 pm
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200€... that's all I still need to be able to put a deposit on a new place through a realtor!!! I could make it cheaper and sign directly with a landlord, but it has not been a convincing experience so far... Sadly the agent fee equals a monthly rent so. . . . .

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Jun 20

And again!

Update posted by Sandy Tirleroux at 04:11 pm

Hi dearest

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May 19

Updates 2 and 3

Update posted by Sandy Tirleroux at 06:59 pm
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So Thursday night, I went to see it and it literally gave me goosebumps. A small studio, yes, small it is, but right there in the perfect place: Corfu Old Town (Unesco World Heritage!) right next to the New Venetian Fortress. Those buildings from around 1910 that have been obsessing. . . . .

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May 18

Day 2 of this mess

Update posted by Sandy Tirleroux at 01:01 pm
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A HUGE thank you to all of you fantastic people who have contributed so far, and who have shared our story. After spending most of yesterday on the phone with my bank and attempting to read the FAKE real estate agent, I was advised to go to my bank's central. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

14 donors
  • Adrienne Moore
  • Donated on May 22, 2023
  • Sorry that this was such a tough week for you...better things are ahead! Xox

€28.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 21, 2023
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 19, 2023
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  • MLL L
  • Donated on May 18, 2023
€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 18, 2023
€25.00
  • Julie Nolot
  • Donated on May 17, 2023
€50.00
€10.00
  • Magali Capiau
  • Donated on May 17, 2023
€10.00
  • Hollie Couture
  • Donated on May 17, 2023
€20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 17, 2023
€20.00
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€308.00
raised of €550.00 goal
56% Funded
14 Donors
Raised offline: €350.00
Total: €658.00

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