Monday, March 19, 2018

Horse Sanctuary 2017-2018

 Little would we have known that AWL would start rescuing horses too. Don't get me wrong, we want to rescue all animals, however, horses are big and expensive animals with a lot of knowledge inside their minds.

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Oregon is 26 years old former riding school horse. I always say things happen for a reason, and one day I walked around at the riding school/private horses in southern Italy. Someone was sad! I followed the feeling, around the stable to the backside. There I saw a box with a small window and sunlight was shimmering by the door.
 I looked inside the little opening, and there he stood, big and sad. 
He was tired!
I ran around the whole building after I had promised him I would get him out.
In a couple of minutes, I had adopted a horse. 
Everything went amazing with the flow of connections to get him up to Souther Germany.
This was October 2017 and two weeks ago his two old friends came up.
Determination and promise = Horse

                                                   It was a sweet meeting between them.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

I Never Left I Only Changed Direction

I am sorry if you thought I was gone. I am still working with Animals Without Limits, I am still the CEO
However I changed to make my own site and write about my AWL missions--and others too, of course.

I will try to update on this page too, but to catch up....I will see what I can do to update you all.

That's Amore!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Our Golden Years Together with Magnificent Seniors

Seniors Rocks!

I have to admit, my heart is soft for Senior dogs. Having had my foundation now since 1999 and working with rescuing animals (most dogs) I have met hundreds of wonderful Seniors. Yes, it is not for a very long time you get to keep them(years), however, the time seems in a way longer when you are together with them (time). If that makes any sense.
I have had to say good bye to many Seniors, but I have always been by their side. Always!
In my home I have right now eight (8) Seniors that I adore. I don't like traveling as much as I did earlier, even if I love traveling ;-) I cut down 50% with my travels. 
Instead I love laying reading and hearing their deep snoring next to me or on the floor on their own bed(s). How they wake up and takes the day with grande relaxing tempo, like the southern Italian dogs they are (ok one American). And....their love is priceless, their deepness in their eyes when they look at you. They make you feel like a Hero!
This January we had to say good bye to one of our rescue dogs Jazz. For one year she had problems holding her bladder. I rolled away the carpets and mopping buckets on every floor. 
My husband growled a little. 
I looked at him with a wrinkle between my eyes and said, "When you get old(er) and start to wet yourself, am I going to get ride of you too?"

I have a hard time understanding people who suddenly abandon their old friend just because he is old and smelly. It shows me their (people) evaluation about becoming old.
My heart become warm when I read about more and more Senior Sanctuaries are opening, and .....that so many more people dare to adopt a Senior.
That's Amore!

Monday, April 3, 2017


 These pictures were taken by me when I visited a shelter run by the Government back in January 2016 me thinks. Anyway, I saw him right away and fell in love. Finally, I can tell you that I am flying over and bringing him with me back to Germany.
 He is a handsome Senior that should not sit in a place like this. No one should, and I am doing my best to find a solution. It takes time, it shouldn't but it does. Drives my heart into sadness since time is going so fast and the dogs are having shorter life than we got.
 These is the place. Its smelly and horrible. I have been told that they are making some small changes. Cannot wait to see that in June.
 They are euthanising some of the dogs, but only when they need a new cage, then the oldest or the sickest goes.

Help me make changes for the other dogs there. That's Amore!

Friday, March 31, 2017


"I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Animals Without Limits has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Animal Blogs on the web."

Oh dear, now I have to update much better. This is amazing news. Thank you readers <3 span="">

Monday, March 13, 2017


I have together with talented Linda, worked on a new homepage where I can put my own, and my organisation AWL together.

Time is one of the things we are hunting after desperately, so I thought adding them together would make it  all in one place. Easy to find! 

Let me know what you think!

Mia Mattsson Mercer

Friday, January 27, 2017


Update on Leah after her surgery . The veterinarian team made the op and  got the fast growing tumour on her inner back legs away. (earlier post)

Amazing warrior Queen greeted me at the veterinarian door only a couple of hours after waking up. Think if we humans had the same capacity !
I want to show you how she looked like when I found her and after some time together with us. What an amazing difference. She has so much energy for being an senior, I hope I get the same kind of amount when I become a Senior ;-)
Leah, I am super proud over you.