Sam met Arapina near the well known monastery in Paleokastritsa. Worried about what would happen to Arapina once all the tourists had gone home, she contacted The Ark.

The Ark discovered that Arapina, about a year and a half old, was taken care of by the monastery. But when the head monk heard that Sam would like to give Arapina a secure future, he gave his blessing and Louisa took Arapina to her home, to wait until she could make her journey to the UK, where a new life awaits her in Blackpool.

Sam is getting very excited about seeing Arapina again.

Arapina with the head monk

Arapina in the sun

Arapina at Louisa’s home

Arapina snoozing with a friend