I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from AWL´s Hospice Cassa dellÁmore in Italy. All our beautiful clients that make us smile and makes us human wish you many blessings this season too.
I want to thank all the wonderful volunteers for all their time and efforts. You, who make the hospice go for our clients to feel secure and safe (with a full stomach.)
Marty, Pio, Chiara, Angy, Jim, Grazia, Sandra. All the volunteers that help drive food donations, drive clients to the veterinarian and you, who help us by fostering dogs.
To all our sponsors, we couldn´t make it without you! You are our biggest help to keep a good standard at the hospice, and to give very sick dogs a humane, eternal sleep. Also your donations help to pay for x-rays so we can udnerstand what is going on inside a client´s body and not have to guess when things are not quite right. And of course the medication to help the very sick getting better, to be able to find them a furever home. And of course our Spay and Neuter Grant project 2011.
To our wonderful veterianarians that with dedicated skill help us understand what is going on with the clients. And their patience with my 100 hundred questions. Dr. Damiani and Dr. Fransesco, thank you so much.
Lega ProAnimale for their Spay and Neuter Foundation; we would never be able to spay and neuter so many dogs without your clinic.
Dr. Vittorio, your kindness to take time and come and visit the hospice and examine all the clients to make sure they are doing fine.
To all the moms and dads that are patiently waiting for their furkid to come home to their furever home, the New Year will reward your patience.
It is some of the hardest work to rescue animals, it sometimes eats your heart up. Enormous hours working 24/7 around the clock, arguing with people to get them to do the right thing, and to feel let down many times. But when you see their eyes when you walk in the door, their tail "thump- thump- thumping" their thankfulness for you only standing in the door...That is Amore!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE--even to the back-stabbers, you make us grow!