Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
IW BANK S.p.A.Via Cavriana, 2020134 Milan
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Without you we cannot exist. Your help to us, is helping those without a voice and many times not a choice. Still we are against long-term shelters, and the owners that keep many dogs in shelters --- often sick and in a horrible condition --- and won't adopt them away. We do not believe in putting dogs down for keeping statistics down. That is a lazy horrible "solution"
We are together side by side with Italian organizations that are doing great team job with adoptions. We make sure that they will get the medical help they need, and food. From AWL, we thank you for your help:
- Sweden, Himmelska Hundars (Heavenly Dogs resturant )
- My donated books sold at HH!
- Donated money in a jar at HH
- AWL shampoo sold at HH
- Solveig Q to one eyed dog at 400 dog shelter for medical treatment
- Från Dogma Karin och Mia http://www.dogma.nu/
- Milla with Pascha and Jimmi
- Thank you AWL Sweden for supporting us.
- A member of the Canadian military at the Naples NATO base donated dog food.
- Vania Lamanna (USA/Italy)for all the bags of dog food.
- Tamara H (USA/Italy)thank you for supporting us even if you are yourself dealing with all the strays here in Campania.
- Craig K from LA, (USA) you still got that big bear heart.
- Lisa H (USA/Italy) your donation is helping us with dog food and medical treatments, thank you.
- Tracey N, USA still every month your donation keeps coming, with everything that you are having around you, you still remember us.
- Ulla L, Maria.S and Bella A (Sweden) also always supporting us every month.
- Operational support, bags of dog food, shampoo, biscuits from Rita and Jake Schneider (USA/Italy)(and they are taking care of my Lea)
- Generous donation from David and Ylva Mercer (USA/Sweden) (not related but very good friends)
- Sarah (UK) donated to the shelter where Grace (Sky) was staying, five minutes later she brought Grace home. And dog food for the 400 dog shelter.
- Rachel (UK) with family, food to the 400 dog shelter.
Sometimes it gets frustrating, feeling like so few are helping, or concerned. But your donations and support always brightens our hearts, and helps desperately needy animals in Campania. You are Amore!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I was so mad, what an incompetent veterinarian who doesn't give his client treatment! I took the German Shepherd into my SUV and with Olivia drove him to the vet team LegaPro. Dr Gigi got informed and he agreed together with Lorenzo that what was left of the tail needed amputation. They said they would keep him for 10 days! You see that is what I call service!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I ran to my car drove, like a maniac over to see Jake and Rita, holding a very confused, stressed Julian. He had had a seizure, a big one!
I called our vet, who said that we could/should give him Valium. Rita drove to the pharmacy while Jake and I tried to calm Julian down.
My heart broke to see him blind, confused and stressed walking into things and screaming. We couldn't hold him, he was like a slippery snake. We locked him into a cage/crate but he was stressed.
Rita came back and we gave Julian the Valium, and waited....nothing positive happened.
Julian started to cry and howl....before for the past week we had heard nothing from him. I told Rita if in a couple of hours he didn't calm down, to give him more.
He didn't calm down, and more didn't help. Rita and Jake drove him into the Animal ER, where he was taken good care of with an IV if he would get another seizure.
Last night was a nearly sleepless night. I was so worried. I woke up at 0400 hearing myself saying goodbye to Julian. I was scared! I didn't want him to suffer, and I didn't want to put him to sleep because it had been uncomfortable and scary to watch him last night.
Think "Blind", think "blind" I told myself.
Olivia my daughter who didn't know anything about this since she had been with friends the whole evening asked me why I was sad. I never try to pretend, I want her to see that a mom can be sad too. I told her I was sad because a dog was sad. She sat quietly during some seconds and then said to me "Do you want Sister Erica to make him feel better up here?" and she puts her little hand at her own head.
I smile at her, my angel face and nods yes, yes I would very much like that.
Later in the morning I get a message from Rita, Julian is eating and doing fine, he can come home. The vet told them that Julian is a true survivor!
Foster parents Jake and Rita Schneider. Without you Julian would probably not be alive. You saved him and kept doing everything to make this little guy survive. Thank you, this is so much Amore.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
A blood test was done and it showed perfect result. He has a brain damage but what kind we don't know since we need a referral to Rome for a CAT scan.
He is blind, but we are going to have him examined by a eye specialist to learn more about his eyes, for example is something pressuring the optic nerve? If the eyes are physically ok, that would point to a neurological cause for the problem.
Dr Damiani and Dr Loungo both agreed that this is a charming, lovely dog --- wagging his tail, eating a lot and not once had he made an accident in is cage--or barking!
We need to continue the research before we can adopt him away. Is it a tumor? Liquid? Will he suffer? Or did he have distemper as a very young dog?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
AWL really needs your help now! We have decided to help one shelter this summer. This one in particular will not have any food for their 400 dogs. They are in debt at the dog-food dealer, who won’t extend any more food on credit to them. Without your help, these dogs will starve!
Click here to watch the video from February
Please arrange a food collection at your work, school or social group here in Campania. One person can send out this email and add his/her room and contact information. Let us know who is collecting and where, and we will arranged pick up from you next Friday, with delivery directly to the shelter You can also make a donation and we will buy the food. (http://www.animalswithoutlimits.com/ )
You can read more about it at http://animalswithoutlimits.blogspot.com/2010/05/cry-for-help-visiting-new-to-us-shelter.html
I thank Admiral David and Ylva Mercer (not related to me) for their generous donation, and Vania Lamanna at Support Site who is undertaking a big food drive through her network of friends and associates.
Thank you for helping us helping those who don’t have a voice.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I drove over --and of course fell in love with this guy right away--his tail wagged when he felt us coming towards him, probably the vibration from our footsteps. Alina had already been giving him Advantix and I de-wormed him. Alina and her husband Jay already have a beautiful big poodle male and they don't want to jeopardize his health by introducing this little one into their home until he has a clean bill of health (very well thought). I examined "Julian" and no ticks, no ear mites, nothing but dirt that later his new foster-mom washed.
Tomorrow I am bringing him in for a very thorough examination, so keep your paws crossed for Julian. That's Amore.
Sorry for this gap but my computer broke down. Good news...a new computer.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Board of Directors of Animals Without Limits wanted a way to recognize those people who go "above and beyond" in their service, not only to Animals Without Limits, but to the causes that AWL is working on.
The Board determined that our "go-to" veterinarian was such an individual, and recognized him this past Saturday with a plaque commemorating his efforts, and his status as the inaugural recipient of the Animal Friend award.
Dr. Damiani Napoli Campania, has not only given Animals Without Limits discounts on his services, which allows AWL to help more animals with its limited funds. He has also taken a keen interest in AWL's clients, something that goes beyond mere veterinary care.
Dr. Carlo Damiani has been an insightful provider of advice to the AWL staff; has performed complicated surgical procedures on AWL clients free of charge; and has provided valuable medicine for treatment of strays and rescue dogs.
The board certainly hopes that by his example, Dr. Carlo Damiani will inspire others to go above and beyond in the fight to help those without a voice. But for now, Dr. Damiani is the recipient of the inaugural award.
Congratulations, Dr. Carlo Damiani... and congratulations to all those who your care and concern has helped.
More pictures later and more AWL Awards
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
We are in a place where AWL's mind can relax by watching and meeting happy dogs. This is Valentino and Mia, of course, an Italian adonis.
Angelo kissing his "dad" Benny Rosenquist, That's Amore!
Olivia was also happy to meet her Godfather Benny Rosenqvist again and she got one of his books signed, "Ljusfolket", and two dolls. She was in "heaven."
Max was thrilled to get a VOLVO toy car from Benny, and we all enjoyed Friday evening together with Benny (and I am holding his book :-)
Passing a cafe' I saw this gorgeous dog having a coffee outside in the sunshine with her mom. I could tell Peggy is a very happy, content dog. What a difference from where we live.
But first, let me ask you, How would a best dog mom be?
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
We went there today and my gut feeling said that this wouldn't be pleasant, and that was much more than correct. We arrived and the pictures are not even close to the reality, and you cannot smell the horrible smell. I gagged several times and I was the only one that walked into the house, the rest stood outside.
On top of everything, the Governmental dogcatchers/veterinarian clinic have approved that he is keeping his dogs here. Not even those that are supposed to protect the animals are really protecting them.