Sunday, October 30, 2011


We are so privileged to have a very gentle and good veterinarian visiting our Hospice to make a health check on every one of our residents there. And, if needed injections done and prescriptions made.
Also those who are in need will get pedicure and proper care. We are so thankful for Dr Vittorio he is very gentle and kind to the animals. AND, to come and make the visit on a Saturday staying for a couple of hours ... that is fantastic.
And AWL Italian team are fabulous. They give me updates, ask questions and make suggestions. Together make the solutions. They never do anything without my approval. After Dr Vittorio's visits, I get a thorough report and pictures. That is team work.
Some have been wondering and forgiven me if I haven't been clear in some changes in AWL Italy.

I (Mia) am still the President, making all the decisions about money and still am the one holding the bank accounts. I get reports and pictures and make the decisions about what dog needs what or which kind of help. Martina is my eyes and ears, and together with AWL Italy team the biggest help. Martina and I are in contact several times each and every day via email, FB and phone. I couldn't be more happy to have her and the team running things for AWL Italy, they are doing so much toward making a big change with the stray problems and people's abandonment and disregarded commitments.

AWL thanks Dr Vittorio for all his help and a very good discount. Also Martina, Pio, Chiara. You guys are Amore.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


UPDATE on The Kleber $5000 Grant Challenge; $4475.24

Please we are so close to the $10 000. Help us reach the goal ♥

Last day is 31 october PLEASE we are so close we need 525$ to be able to recieve

10.000 dollar HELP!

For more information

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Animals WIhtout Limits need your help with a lot of different tasks. You can make your on "help kit", if it is 1-2 hours a month or one day a week.

We are in need of picking up food donations at SS and deliver them either to a contact person or our Hospice in Lago Patria.

1-2 a month driving to our veterinarian with a dog(s)

Dog waking and loving.

Help us run our hospice morning or daytime or evening, weekdays or weekends.

We would really like to have you on our team, and together we can make this place a better place for the strays.



Long time ago William was supposed to be castrated but when I brought him in he was very ill. Erchlicia, liver damage, animic.

AWL made sure he was treated and now thanks to Spay and neuter project 2011 he is finally castrated.

Lynn and Trine brought him in to Lega Pro Animale and also found him a foster home. Great Team Work, Thank you all for making donations to AWL it's because of you we can make strays healthier (and happier). You are part of the AWL Team. That's Amore

William would love to have a furever home. Please invite him for Thanks Giving, he will be a lovely family partner.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


(Picture shows Sassi after a couple of months in Moments home)

When we see animal neglect on pictures we condemn the people who do this. We are angry and want those people to get caught and punished. But when it happens around us and near us by people we kind of know, what do we do?

For four years has AWL been involved in many cases of animal abuse and abandoned dogs here in Campania region.

Even more have we heard broken promises from people. But we have continued working hard to rescue animals, in some cases, we've even had to report people to the authorities. We can't have blinders, even when it is people we know. But tonight happened something that is simply not acceptable.

Shaggy Raggy (not on any pictures)was one of the biggest Casanovas who loved to roam around free. He got adopted by a Swedish lady and a foster lady Ms. Moment offered to foster him. She had also found this black and white (pictures) hunting dog on the streets that she brought in to keep. (She already had two smaller dogs.)
Because she was fostering an AWL dog, AWL provided her with everything, food, medical bills, frontline and de worming, we even provided with medical treatments for the dog she found and wanted to keep, Sassi.

Sassi looked good when found --- a happy healthy young dog. One day when we, as agreed, were going to pick up Shaggy for his vet appointment I saw Sassi behind the gate. You can see the picture above. I got terrified that was not something I expected to find in someones home--- she was in a horrible condition. I brought her into the veterinarian for examination, afraid she had any diseases. The veterinarian did all the examinations but told us that she was neglected, what she needed was food. The vet asked if AWL could take care of the dog because she was very underweight.

I spoke to Ms. Moment about it --told her this was not looking good but I would give her a chance (son) and we agreed that we would keep Sassi until she was healthy and then switch dogs. Moment was welcome to visit her dog whenever she wanted. She expressed many times that she missed "her Sassi"

Back with Shaggy, complaints were made by her neighbors and she had to move to a new area. We went and visited Shaggy who was not happy to be locked in a small area. Ms Moment jogged a lot and we asked if she could jog with Shaggy or her son could walk Shaggy, we even offered to pay a dog walker. Nothing was done.

Sassi was with us and slowly, very slowly she gained weight and became happy and playful.

The Swedish passport for Shaggy was delayed since some antibodies didn't develop, we all were frustrated over that message. We always informed Ms. Moment, who claimed to be "fine" with the delay, not happy but ok. "I cannot wait to get my Sassi back" was her exact words. She came few times to the hospice and petted Sassi on the head, took a bag of dog food and left.

Ms. Moment was there for the hospice one year anniversary October 8th. We told her that Shaggy's owner would fly down and pick him up close to Christmas. Ms. Moment was not happy since she would travel over ThanksGiving and Christmas. AWL offered to solve that by having him kenneled. She agreed again.

Back in Germany I get this e mail that Shaggy has destroyed her garden and her house, her landlord is not happy. (That Shaggy would suddenly destroy her house? no one was allowed to come and help her fix her house and garden)
So we agree via e mail that a switch would be done three days later since arrangements from Germany via Italy had to be done. But she wrote back that we shouldn't tell her what to do, she didn't want Sassi back. Her landlord wouldn't accept that. Well, that was nothing AWL could do about since we had an agreement. No room at hospice for healthy young dogs.

She stopped communicating and tonight I got a phone call from one of our volunteers that during the late evening close-up she found Shaggy deposited in the backyard where we keep a Pitt bull isolated since she attacks dogs. Also since no one knew about this, a tragedy could have occurred also it scared our volunteer to find a big barking dog who she didn't know of.

Moment didn't pick up her own dog, Sassi. Now it has become other volunteers problem since Shaggy cannot stay at the hospice. If he could we would have had him a long time ago.

What kind of person does this, when we had agreed to take him back and switch would be made in three days.

Well she abandoned her "own Sassi" too. If you can neglect a dog that bad with skin and bones we should have seen this coming...but what is it we are saying "You should be giving people a second chance!"

We are tired of cleaning up after others, we never get to finish our own rescue missions from real sick shelter dogs. We are not neutral anymore, this has to stop!

Monday, October 17, 2011


What a Party! Animals Without Limits Hospice in Italy, Casa dell'Amore, celebrated our one (1) year anniversary. WE had wonderful guests, generous wallets and furry friends were so happy with all the petting.

I drove down from Germany and with me I had 5 cartons donations from Elisabeth Kruse.
The Ricci Collection did it again. Martina Ricci designed AWL bracelets with its unique AWL charm attached. As always 50 % of proceeds were donated to AWL from the sale of this wonderful jewelry.
Two great AWL volunteers and one spoiled Hospice client, Stella "bark bark"
Benny was in a good party mood!
House full with wonderful guests. WE sang in Italian and English, the majority of guests were fantastic Italians.
More AWL "bling bling" fantastic creations from Martina and Chiara Ricci. You know you can order from them through FB!
Loving happy guests, and Sonja had her own escort, William (4 legs) not the man next to her ;-)
Angelina's nephew designed our cake. Amazing as always.
A lot of Amore!
And a lot of treatment donations (Thank you Tanya K)

So many involved we want to thank, that we are afraid we will miss someone. Of course all the wonderful guests that came; all the bags of dog food that were carried in; money donations from Angy, Debbie, Carole and Ted. The Ricci Collection, cakes from Martina, Chiara and Melinda and drinks were sponsored by the Mercer household.

In text on the blogs and home pages we report that 95% of donations goes directly to the animals/hospice.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


We are sorry for the silence.

Hang in there, we have soon solved the problem with the new MAC--it is a mystery.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


AWL is humbled by these two beautiful women in Germany who donated to AWL's Hospice "Casa dell'Amore" in Italy.

Lis Kruse sent 5 BIG cartoons of dog supplies (picture will come later of the opening) to the hotel where I am staying in Southern Germany, which I am driving down, perfect timing for AWL's one (1) year anniversary of the opening of the hospice.

Lis also donated money to the "Kleber $5000 Grant Challange." Twice!

Wine and Spice Agent Sabine von Voltejus had a special request on her birthday. Instead of gifts she made a donation box. She gave AWL the fruits of the gifts for "her" day.

Two inspiring women with hearts of gold. Thank you!

"All the money goes directly to the Hospice and Medical Care"

Monday, October 3, 2011


Another great Saturday with the Italian Team and Hospital Painting Team. From early morning to late afternoon everyone were painting, repairing and loving up on the dogs.

Antonio fixing the lamp.

Team Hospital Painting team. AWL has still not got all the names from the team and cannot wait with the update. We don't want people to feel forgotten but if we keep asking for updates and doens't get them we will have to post with the information we got. But we want you all to know, we love your help and love to the dogs. You are team Amore!

Getting happier colours, the clients were admiring or laughing....but they loved all the attention they got

Even our hospice client Wally thought his colours were great.

Now that is RED! Some claim dogs are colour blind....How about our oldies, are they colour blind?

Layla thinks it is fun watching every body working hard for her, while she is taking it easy!

Now, that is YELLOW!

Our beautiful Sunday Rose came out for first time in a long time of rehabilitation. You can read about her in earlier blog.

She was so happy and everyone were happy watching our little miracle.


Later......OK it's not finished yet...more later.

Even the poop was colourful this day.

Thank you Martina, Pio, Chiara, Antonio, Angy, and Team Hospital painting. You all are colourful Amore!