Dear Animal Friends,
We have many who follow our various blogs and websites. I know you all care deeply for the animals that we help. I sense that many of you would love to adopt or foster one or more of these animals, but cannot.
Now, there is an opportunity where you can sponsor a specific dog. Your sponsorship will ensure that "your" dog has what he or she needs going forward, the money you provide will ONLY go to the dog(s) you sponsor. This is a simple and effective way to help a dog who has touched your heart.
You specify which dog(s) you want to sponsor.
You set the amount you can provide each month (per dog).
Upon the initiation of your sponsorship, you will get a certificate attesting to your kindness, animal friendliness and sponsorship of the dog(s) by name(s).
Each month, you will recieve a picture (digital) and an update about "your" dog(s).
You can even send care packages to your specific dog, with treats or things you believe your sponsoree needs or would like. Of course, whatever you send will only go to the dog(s) you designate.
14 years old, more or less, Franka was left in a horrible shelter many years ago, then went to another shelter with 300 dogs in a fenced-in area. They were up to 4-5 dogs in every cage, day in and day out. Ten years in two different cages.
AWL was delivering food to the shelter in May 2013, and the organization knew of one of our volunteer’s love for English Setters. She pointed at Franka, who was laying down not looking around, not being up barking like all the other dogs. She was sick, internal damage to her inner organs and leichmania. She was also blind on one eye, and her kidneys are weak after working so hard. She also suffers with high blood pressure.
She goes on special food (2KD Wet food). We brought her with us to the hospice.
Many dogs are invisible, she had been that way for a long time. One person changed her life, backed up by the whole team. A sponsor helped with getting her back to health.
Thank you Michelle Delgado-Gunter Texas USA
She lived 13 years in a cage together with Sunny, among 400 other dogs in a shelter where they never came out. During her 13 years she never saw or felt any green grass. No one knows how many months old she was when she came in, or maybe she is born there. Either way, the vast majority of her life was spent in prison, convicted only of being alive and unwanted. We do not support shelters, we try to give the seniors --- the ones no one wants to adopt --- a good ending. Cher is a sweet, happy little fox, so playful and happy.
Thank you Ulrika Johansson, Sweden
Early in May 2013, there was a skin and bone hunting dog walking over the farmers’ fields, hungry and tired. She was a hunting dog/breeder and then when older, had been thrown out on the fields to die. Nonna Maria was more of a skeleton when searching after people to help. One girl took her in and hid her so her other family members wouldn’t hear or see Nonna Maria. The rescue lady wasn’t allowed to have more animals at home. She posted the pictures on Facebook, and we surged out to help her right away. Nonna Maria is a noble, loving, wonderful soul, so polite and wise. She recently had surgeries on one of her ears, with otohematoma due to bad otitis. She also had a tumor on her back removed. Now she is healthy and beautiful.
She is approximately 13-14 years old.
Thank you Pia WallinSweden
STELLA THE HANDBAG
She is a Senior Girl that has been at the hospice since we opened three years ago. Before that, she was living together with several street dogs and a bag lady, roaming around on tight leashes. One day Stella got lose and ran away and our loyal volunteer Angy rescued her. Stella has tried to live with two different families but was always longing to be back at the Hospice. She loves her work: to greet volunteers, visitors and four legged clients. She is sterilized and will always stay at the Hospice, our “Lucky Charm” Mascot.
This is LOVE, who came to Hospice Casa dell"Amore in July. She was someone's pet for about 10 human years. For 10 long years, she loved them unconditionally and was so very loyal. Then one day, her family drove me to a horrible place, with a lot of strangers, diseases and the constant noise of hundreds of other dogs. They left without saying anything, the last thing she saw were their backs. She was 3 years in a horrible shelter until we saw her posting. She had problems with her back legs but now with her dog bed she is doing fine. Unfortunately, Love got a bad itch, an allergic reaction towards food due to inner stress. She has bad dermatitis.
We guess she is 13-14 years old.
ENGLISH SETTER BELLA
She is a wonderful, gentle lady. She’s very calm and sweet. She had had one family that abandoned her, then another owner that left her and his other three big girls in a shelter/kennel. Bella is very calm for being an English Setter, and is well behaved. She is around 8-10 years and we would love for her to have a family that would love her and pamper her. She is so easy and healthy, very low maintenance but very HIGH amore
She was a happy stray in Lago Patria, roaming around and staying out of trouble. But she was birthing several litters of puppies every year, helped by being hard to catch. In 2009, we received her and 8 of her puppies. We found homes for six puppies but the foster family adopted away Mom and two puppies without AWL’s approval of the new owner. We broke our relationship with the person. One month ago, we received an email from another rescue organization asking to work together to find 4 girls new homes. When we saw the pictures, our hearts froze. It was Mamma Rosie and her twins, who are now adults (and another female dog). Before leaving the country, the owner (who we hadn’t approved) had put them in a shelter/kennel, and promised to make arrangements to transport them to the USA. Of course, he has dropped off the map, and there are no plans for their care. For three months they were inside a small pen, not getting out. AWL decided to bring them to our Hospice, since we felt horrible for these souls, despite the problem being made by others’ failures and lies.
Mamma Rosie is a Senior dog 8-10 years old; she is so calm and wonderful and well behaved. We are looking for a forever home for her. She and her two daughters need leichmania tests, blood tests, de-worming and Frontline … and loads of chewy bones.
Thank you Camilla Lagerman, Sweden.
Sat together with Cher for 13 years in the same cage, without going outside. Hee knew only cold and wet concrete, and the constant noise of hundreds of other miserable dogs.
SWEET LOVELY LADY is new to our Hospice. She is wagging her tail like a propeller. She was born in a horrible shelter with 400 dogs in cages, cold concrete floors. Never got to go outside, no green grass.
For five years!!!
She got a heart problem and also ascites(the big belly) that makes it difficult for her to go. She got terrible wounds on her backleg after laying on cold/damp hard floor.
Thanks to your support she know is in our Hospice, warm lovely dog bed and plenty of people that love her. She is adorable.
Due to all her medicines she got really bad diarrhea.
Please become a sponsor for Lady, she need so many medicine (the list will be sent to us) she need special food due to her illness and she is wonderful she knows how to go on puppy pads. But we need plenty.
Lady and we need your help She deserves to feel special.
PS. Thank you Mitra Talarman Rome Italy for your lovely donation/sponsor for Lady.
PS Malin and Juan in Sweden thank you for your sponsor this month.