Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
From lovely generous supporters, donations were dropped off at NSA Support Site vet.clinic.
Olivia was kind driving all the great donations out to our hospice in Lago Patria. The food and medicine will be storage for our drive to the 387 dog shelter. The bed, I guess Layla already took that as hers. Cleaning suppliers we will share, hospice and shelter. This is wonderful Amore!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
AWL wants to send the biggest hug to Los Angeles dog Vinnie who donated a good check to the sick “Little Girl” for medication. Vinnie’s heart is big and loving and even if he is himself going through chemotherapy for cancer , he doesn’t stop thinking of those who are not as lucky as he, his masters’ Craig and Tracey say. In Vinnie we see the same big heart as his “parents” he too, is Amore.
Casa dell’Amore clients are holding their paws crossed for Vinnie, for a fast recovery. “He is a Trooper”, said Tigro, one of the 16 year old Hospice clients in Italy.
We all are Amore, thanks to the Kleber Support in Los Angeles, USA
Friday, January 27, 2012
She probably got leichaminios the mosquito disease and mange, probably scabies too. It is treatable but very expensive. That is why many people throws them on the street.
We would love to help this little girl.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
URGENT! AWL have been asked to help a shelter with 385 dogs inside It is very urgent. It is a tragic!
It was a Townhall/Government shelter but in October they stopped paying and now the dogs are suffering badly. Starving, and slowly suffering a horrible death. They don't even have money for the disposal of carcasses so many dead dogs but no place where to put them!
AWL have started a collection and we beg you to help us. WE are in BIG need of dog food (any kind) antibiotic, de worming, frontline, latex gloves, cleaning detergent, blankets. Drop off : SS Veterinarian on Base, Hospice in Lago Patria or collect at your work. Deadline February 10th. If you are in another country like Germany you can send it to me or if American spouses want to help please let me know. We accept checks, and you can donate PAYPAL or Italian bank please ear mark CASERTA CANILE www.animalswithoutlimits.com (donations) I am driving down soon ♥
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Animals Without Limits announces the formation of a fund to transport retired War Dogs back to the US where they can be adopted.
Currently, US Military Working Dogs, who are retired overseas are not transported back to the United States, because they are considered “retired equipment”. However, there is a surplus of people waiting to adopt these heroes, and there is a long waiting period. The cost to transport one of these brave animals to their prospective adoptive parents in the US can be $2500 or more, sometimes putting the adoption out of financial bounds.
Animals Without Limits, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to assist animals in Chaos, Crisis and War Zones, has established a special fund to help pay the cost of transporting these retired hero-dogs back to the United States to a waiting adoptive family, until the law can be changed that would ensure the government repatriates them before retirement.
For more information, or for information on how to donate, please contact the Executive Director of Animals Without Limits, Ms Mia Mattsson-Mercer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me assure you that still Casa dell'AMore Hospice and Napoli Italy AID is our number #1 work and will always be.
This will be a fund and then letting the people fly our hero home, ALL THE WAY!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
"That I always have to wait for him!"
There are 8 dogs and one female with puppies. We are in an urgent need to have them transported to Dr Damiani for treatments --also spay and neuter. To be able to do that we are in big desperate need for donations. Please donate on paypal, you can find it here on our blog.
Outside AWL Hospice team Amore!
Cleaning mission in action. A whole day non stop cleaning and medicating.
UP DATE FROM THE SCENE;
"We went with food, deworming,advantix,clothes,blancket,a lot of water, hot chicken soup.
Ivomec for the dog with mange and a lot of bags to put the garbage.
We cleaned as much was possible. She was happy about the help.
She said that people put everything on fire twice and she also went to the Hospital :( this happen also because people want to occupate her house (it isn't her house since also the lady occupated it illegally).She lived for 7 years in another house that the mayor gave to her but there was the first time people put her on fire and she left that place and went in this house where again it happens.
The house is totally destroyed. She just can use one room but no windows or doors and the rain go inside and also the rats :(((
People put the garbage inside her house since the garbage container are in her garden, so we put these on the other side of the street.
We talked to her about the dogs and she would be happy to get help with care and sterilization. She said that we can bring some dogs but she would keep some since she really love them.
I think just two dogs really need care. The one with mange and another with a broken leg.
We will come back. We want to find foster home for the dogs that need care. It was a hard day but we are happy :)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
She lives in a room in a house with no roof, no water, nothing to cook. In Campania region you dont have any security net to fall on when you dont have a home, job or being sick.
Her only friends are 8 strays that she talks to and gives her love back in return. The people around want to have her removed, out on the street somewhere else. They claim it stinks. Her yard is full of trash, but outside on the streets there are same amount trash. Who is worse?
This dog is in need of treatment, she got mange. Another dog has a broken leg after a car accident.
Instead of wrinkling the nose and complain, Simona with friends and the lovely AWL team went there today to clean and medicate.
We are in desperate need of donation to be able to help this woman and the 8 strays. We need to have all the dogs spayed and neutered, vaccinated, examined and then find foster home.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Todd drove down from Germany and stopped by the hospice to help load all the food again into the SUV. Steve was there to help and they even had to load some into his car. AWL donated mostly all the food to Adrianne's shelter, where 400 dogs are sitting in cages. Some food went to people who feed dogs on the street. Steve fed some cats outside the base, too.
Then the following week we got a new message, "another pallet of dog food" Steve alone drove and filled his car and emptied it at the hospice. Anna and the co workers at the NEX helped Steve.
We are so thankful for these gift, it means a lot but for the four legged ones that are stuck in the cages for years; they will have a full stomach and freeze less on the cold nights.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A big thank you to Stephen Marty who picked up the donation and drove it to Lago Patria AWL Hospice. And on his way he fed some stray cats. That was a great action!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Picture. Italian foster mom comforting cat Edgar.
During my monthly visit to Italy, Angy --- one of the hospice volunteers --- and I went to the veterinarian clinic with some of our hospice dogs. It was turmoil of emotional stress since one of our clients was going to be euthanized--- the eternal sleep. Even if Rosita was 19 years old and sick, it became stress since when love is involved it isn´t easy to make that decision (or go a head and say those words). Though it is a gift to be able to give them eternal peace, there are many feelings involved.
When we entered the clinic a man was going out and in his hand he carried a cat in a transportation cage. He stopped me and asked if he could donate some things for AWL. In a hurry I handed him our card and told him where he could leave the donations. I forgot all about him at the same moment I entered the examination room together with Rosita.
We had three other dogs for different check-ups. Angy and I walked out to the waiting room while Dr. Fransesco made the examination room ready for Layla. The man that had left with the cat earlier was now back in the waiting room, again with the cat. I asked our veterinarian what was wrong?
Nothing, was wrong with the cat, he was healthy as a 15-year-old cat can be, but the man´s wife didn´t want the cat anymore. They wanted to put the cat to sleep.
I could see that Dr. Fransesco was conflicted and didn´t want to do it. He had told the man to go home and speak to his wife that there was nothing wrong with the cat. And Dr. Fransesco had hoped the wife could come back and they could talk about another solution. She never came! Instead she sent her husband back and this time he had a book with him if-- he had to sit there and wait to have his cat put down to sleep, however long time it would take.
According to the man, the cat hid from the family --he told us several times-- “what kind of life is that to have a cat?” Upon my question if he had any children, he told us his daughter was 14 years old. What kind of morals do you teach your daughter by euthanizing a cat because he is hiding and making his business outside the cat litter box? “Well she hates the cat!”
“If I was the cat I would hide too if I knew the whole family hated me!” I replied.
He was charming telling us all these negative things about the cat and if we took the cat, we would also get all the cat things they had for him. We were angry, the poor cat Edgar didn´t have any voice of his own and when we open the cat box he looked with timid eyes and a small meow came out. This cat could not be put down to sleep!
More information was filling out to Edgar´s story, they were moving back to the States. More was being added, the owner apologized saying they had had an ad for Edgar on a Navy website but no one had answered. I couldn´t help telling him it was a very positive ad, totally opposite what he had just told the veterinarian. He blushed. I looked at him shaking my head.
He continued, “Well it is my wife who will take care of him she is the one who will deal with this cat while I am gone on a ship for a long time”
A cat that was hiding would suddenly give one person a lot of work after 15 years together!
We couldn´t believe how much he came up with and was obviously scared by his wife (or so he told), they didn´t do this together. I took up my phone and called our great volunteer Marty for help. When I hung up I turned around gave him our business card and told him to donate to AWL as a thank you since we would take care of Edgar. He thanked me several times and it was so hard not to show any anger, instead I said. “You might have a good heart but you sure don’t have any balls.”
1) Did we get any donations? Only the things Edgar had in his home that the owner had promised our foundation before we met Edgar and heard about his story. If I hadn´t overheard the conversation or been there that day, Edgar would have been dead.
2) According to the foster mom Marty found for Edgar, he was adorable and did not hide, nor did he pee or poo outside the box. He just wanted to cuddle all day with her.
We never got any email back from owner thanking or asking how Edgar was doing. When I saw their ad I wrote a message asking why no donations? Answer back: “we hadn´t had time we are packing!”
Yesterday I received an email from Marty that Edgar had passed away. He stopped eating and grieved his lost family --- the ones who callously abandoned him and wanted to put him to sleep for their convenience. The foster mom took him to the veterinarian who confirmed his grief and tried to give him fluid and even give him baby food with a syringe. Edgar´s only wish was to be close to his foster mom and his heart stopped beating out of heartache.
Edgar knew he was unwanted and as children who cannot speak for themselves, he had to express in actions. When not being seen or wanted anymore, a creature´s hope inside blows out like a candle, the pain is overwhelming and the heart and soul wanders away lost by pain.
Two different veterinarians met Edgar (not related or know each other), they confirmed that he was a healthy cat.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Yesterday me (Martina) and Chiara where on the Asse Mediano coming back home.
We saw 3 cars stopped on the right side of the street and also in the middle of the street near the guardrail. 5 people were near an handsome german shepard about one years old. He was laying down close to the people.
So we stopped the car and ran across the street to see the dog.
He was fine and sooo sweet! one boy told... us that he was running in the middle of the street. I have never seen so many people worried for a dog.
One younger man was a dog trainer volunteer in a kennel.
After me (Martina) and Chiara also another car stopped and another volunteer.
I had a collar and a leash in my bag.
A woman called the asl (dogcatcher to the horrible shelters in Campania, once you are inside the shelter no way bakc) but I asked PLEASE PLEASE to someone to bring him and I would help to find him a home...then one of the younger men (the one in the pic with the black jacket) said "i will adopt him!" :)
He also got 4 dogs :) 3 female and a male.
Then he said " now I've to castrate him..." so I said that we will sponsor the surgery...
Mia comment; wonderful story from Martina and Chiara. And for AWL that can sponsor the neutering. What a great day with people that work together That´s Team Amore! (All Italians ♥)
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thank you to all the KLeber friends and AWL friends that joined and made this 2011 Challange work. You are Amore!