Monday, February 27, 2012
AWL is continuing our spay and neuter project 2012
This one is Charley stray, she had puppies recently. Her Guardian Angel Erica made sure that she got spayed and AWL is the sponsor.
Thank you all this is Amore.
AWL rescued her but she had to live alone, first in her own pen at LegaProAnimale, then in a "well decorated" garage waiting for the volunteers to come and love and pet her. She was always so full of love, and also with much energy since she was a mix with Pittbull and Boxer. But always, even though with broken hearts did her little tail-stub wag for us.
Some people told us to put her down to sleep, "it would be better!" Better for whom?
Everyone who met her liked her, but no one adopted her. One US Marine even confessed to being "scared" of her. I even contacted one of the worlds best clairvoyent people Benny Rosenqvist to ask him "Say something about the future for Athena."
He told me that he saw a farm for her, and she would love it. With future telling there is no time-line revealed. We had to trust and be patience.
We always felt guilty and sad when entering into Athena's home in the basement garage, I petted her head saying "please honey be patient we will find you a home."
She is old, maybe 10 years old, no K9 teeth (ground down probably because she was a 'training aid' for fighting dogs) but the biggest heart, and we wanted a home for her before she would die. In Sweden I am well known for my work as an animal comunicator and my books. One day Minna Lind contacted me since we had had contact with each other 20 years ago. She has a rescue organization that helps animals in Romania and we had much in common. (She also has a cat hotel). We talked and I told her about my concern about Athena, no one for 2 years had been able to give Athena a forever home. Minna told me she would put a picture on her wall. It took less than 2 weeks and we got 3 interested, people. Suddenly from Germany too. I could not believe this!
We made the decision that a woman named Ullamai up in Sweden would be a perfect match and Minna called and talked to her.
Ullamai and her farm with horses and cats sounded like a dream, and I made the promise I would sponsor everything, the trip to Sweden her passports and shots. Athena was worth everything for a bright loving future. I drove the whole way from Napoli, Italy to Malmo, Sweden (24 hours), and Sara who picked up her own dog in Italy was with me in the car helping with walking Athena. Later in Sweden Sara drove Athena the rest of the way up North to where she lives and Ullamai could pick Athena up from her.
The love and concern the family are giving to Athena is wonderful. Ullamai said "It breaks your heart to see how much she want to please us."
Athena, my tears are falling down out of love when I see the pictures of you in your new home, and the people who finally see you and give you what we wanted you to have. A home full of love, now you are home, Athena. We love you so much and you had so much patience. You are the most amazing dog I ever met.
Minna Lind, we are forever thankful and you have been nominated for an AWL Animal Friend Award 2012.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mom and Dad and Sheltie Lexi lives on a horse farm with 20 horses, so mom is home a lot training young horses. It is a breath taking nature and Shaggy is so thrilled to roam around. But still he has to wait a little. Last night he ran in the big riding areana and played. In the evening they had a "stay at home night" eating pizza. Shaggy Raggy is a great dog and I know after spending time with the whole family yesterday that this will be BIG AMORE!
Welcome to South Sweden Big Guy Shaggy Raggy!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
That made a hard hit to the animals, the Goverment could contiune eating but the dogs died. They didn't have any money to take care of the dead dogs, so the dead bodies had to be put in empty bags. There were very sick dogs standing without medicine, no food. AWL made a food collection and last Saturday we could deliver. We are so many involved and it was beautiful to see everybody working so hard to manage something better for the four legged inmates.
There is an Italian organization that are working even harder to make it happen for the animals. We were feeling very welcomed by them and we are looking forward to work together, helping them with more food, medicine and blankets.
This is one lucky client who was laying inside behind glased windows. An oldy named Chimetery
According to Italian Law, you are not allowed to put a dog to sleep as long as he/she is eating. Even if the government can't/won't pay, they are still in charge, it is their land.
Sweet pie, waiting for a home. Would you like to help?
I am here because someone didn't want me...
Not easy growing old and have a face like a ROCKY and a heart like a SNOWHITE
I have one wish! To be seen, even when you look at my picture, you don't see me since I am still here.
Handsome Vacilius, very sick his body, is scared from Leichaminiosis, he is having big wounds around his paws. I would be very happy if he could come to our hospice. He is a sweetheart.
Thank you all for making a difference, for seeing the problem and helping to make it better for some. Helping is a gift to give to a heart that is aching after being seen and confirmed.
AWL TEAM you are the best so many I want to thank I hope you can feel it.
Families, volunteers you are amazing. Sweden, Italy, America and Germany. Hearts, we love you.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The book is written in Italian and one wonderful animal-rescue angel, Chiara Riccia, wrote about Zamira's story.
What is so fantastic is that every organization in this book will share the income from it's sales. Now, That's Amore.
"Tra Testa e Coure...scelgo il Cuore" is the name. You can purchase it via AWL
Thank you, Chiara.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Yesterday I sent out a newsletter about our goal/dream to finally get AWL its own rescue VAN.For a long time AWL has wanted -- and needed --- to have our own rescue transportation. For four years, we used a SUV picking up wounded animals that were hit by cars, transporting hospice clients to the vet clinic for treatments, transporting spay and neuter clients, etc. When we got big food donations we could fill up the SUV for transportation to the shelters in need. We've even drove adopted animals to the airport, in their travel cages.
But since our SUV broke down, we don't have any animal-transportation available in Campania anymore, where it is needed. It's with heavy hearts that we sometimes have to leave the wounded animals along the road. In Lago Patria area we see up to 7-8 dogs a day, being wounded by cars, roaming on the highway. Not to mention our clients at the hospice that need to go to vet appointments, etc.
AWL has a great opportunity to buy this VAN at a good price $1200.
It's nothing extravagant, a 1995 Chevy mini-van but it can help many lives.
Our wonderful Animal supporter Craig Kleber is challenging you all to come up with half the price. (Craig will pay the other half!) It's another Kleber matching fund-drive!
This would be the best Valentine Present to our AWL clients."
To our surprise in a couple of hours we got the matching amount. What a joy!
What we also learned is that another fantastic Kleber man sent us an e mail saying " I donate 600 dollar as a Kick Start for gas and insurance." Now we understand the Kleber Family;s big heart for Animals!
We also want to thank those who helped match the Kleber Challenge, your generosity is amazing. I have promised that all your names are going to be on the VAN as the sponsors.
Some would wonder why we would chose an older van. But for you who have lived in Napoli, you know and understand, you can not have anything fancy pansy, it will be stolen or broken into. I parked my SUV on our street and had windows smashed in. In Napoli you have to have some bumps and scratches. Like my husband always asked me when I came home "So honey, what color are the stripes today?"
That's Colorful Amore!
Next to our Hospice is Antonio, the mechanic and body-shop man. He is a wonderful elderly man and he will help look after our AWL Rescue Van too. Most of the International people use him, we have done so several times. And he always keeps an extra eye on the hospice....
This is so fantastic. THANK YOU and ...HAPPY VALENTINE
CRAIG AND CHUCK AND TRACEY KLEBER, YOU ROCK!
Tracey Nettles USA
Mittra Talarman Sweden/Italy
Steven Lovejoy USA/Italy
Carina Lidbom Sweden
Jonnie England USA
Tanja Sewell-Pattist USA
Janice Martin USA
Joanne Ericksson CA. USA
Teresa Ramsey, USA
Linda Dippel, TX USA
Mahlin Wahlin Sweden
Elisabeth Kruse USA/Germany
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Herman was found in the snow out on a lonely cold street. The volunteer had to help him since his back legs were not doing so well.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Some time ago, Tracey Kleber was awarded the AWL “Animal Friends Award” and I was happy to be able to finally present it to her. I was even happier that she came over from Los Angeles to my home In Germany and stayed for a couple of days.
Tracey Kleber is a wonderful animal friend who helps out many souls with her generosity, AWL is one of the lucky ones to have Tracey Kleber as a Guardian Angel.
She helps the world to stay healthier via her work and she helps the world’s animals to stay healthy. She loves Italy and her love is admired by many, especially AWL Team Italy and the hospice clients. She is Amore incarnate.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The woman in the picture was given a box of medicine, they have started the treatment. It is very cold, and as you can see the lady is bundle up. Little boy is not.
He is in big need of help, medicine, and most of all; a home.
Found on the streets.....
It's a shame...could you give him a warm forever home...he deserves it so much...and so do you.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
It's cold in our hospice so our clients are wearing fashion warm clothing's Layla is soon going to her furever home in Sweden.
Dusty freezing. She is also soon going to her furever home in Sweden
Puppies abandon by mom, now rescued and fostered in a warm bathroom. Up for adoption!
Friday, February 3, 2012
It's cold and he is alone in this tragic cage. The man who feeds him tells us he loves the dog so much. AWL have promised to buy and donate the medicine, and our hope is to convince the man that this Little Boy would do great in a home.
We have a sponsor who would like to buy him out, but we need a home. Could you help Little Boy in this Mission Freedom Amore?
Thursday, February 2, 2012
She never made it, our Flower Girl. We called her Flower girl and the Italian volunteer Monica called her Vinavil. But regardless of what she was called in the short time we knew her, she felt the love. She was found on the street on a cold night, with a terrible skin condition. Probably she had mange and scabies, probably something else as well. Blood was taken for a test, but the results never made it back with the answers before she died.
Another volunteer on the street only put Adventix on her! (Like she had any ticks in that condition, and like that would help to heal). Sometimes volunteers with no knowledge can make it worse than better. The volunteer probably would say, “What else could I do?” But in a jungle with all the difficulties the sick animals need veterinarian care.
Sometimes, we have to leave animals on the street with their problems, like broken legs, or sick with disease. But with Flower Girl, we had a plan. We got a sponsor Mr Craig Kleber fro LA, for her treatments, and we got the treatment medicine in our hands. But Flower Girl decided to walk to the Rainbow Bridge instead. Many times the wounded and very sick animals may actually stay alive longer on the street, their survival instincts not to be eaten alive and suffer keeping them “on guard” and fighting against what is hurting them. They lay still and await death to take them away. When we “rescue teams” enter the equation and brings them into light, warmth and love, their survival instinct lets down its guard. The disease or injury has free reign and they fall into the eternal sleep with a restful heart and mind.
My heart aches and the pain is horribly big. I didn’t get to know her but her soul spoke clearer than anything else. Universe was testing Flower Girl but Universe was testing us who watched and tried to help even more. That’s the Universal Law or That’s Amore!
Thank you Monica, Martina, and all you for the donations to Flower Girl. Another stray will get cured with the medicine.