Saturday, January 12, 2013


 NORA, our hospice client that we rescued from a shelter is doing great. She even has her own VIP driver to the veterinarian. Finally, she is sterilized but she had a really nasty uterus. Tumors were found and we are waiting for the analysis.
 The wonderful news is that NORA is adopted and as soon as she recovers from the surgery she will leave for North Italy. We are so exited for her.

The AWL concept is that we rescue old dogs from the street or horrible shelters. To give them a quality life before crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Our hospice, together with wonderful veterinarians, make sure they are not suffering.  If the client-dog later on is healthy, and someone writes to us wanting to adopt, we certainly don't object. Why shouldn't a "healthy" dog be able to taste how it is to be a family member?  Of course we conduct interviews and visits with the prospective adoptive person's home, before saying "yes".

We are not an adoption organization.  However, since we help these dogs that comes through our lives, we end up facilitating some adoptions anyway, and we never charge a fee. (Donations are gratefully accepted!)  We want to build a sanctuary for older and sick strays, that is our goal.
 Wonderful Dr. Fransesca with NORA in the transportation cage.
Our Hospice Mascot Stella is inspecting the donations from Jolene. Thank you everyone.

PS. Stella is not adoptable. She is our Hospice Mascot and one of our volunteers, Angelina, is her guardian angel. When we first opened up the hospice, Angelina asked if we could rescue "old" Stella from the streets.  Angie agreed to volunteer a lot at the Hospice if she could keep Stella there.  Angie and Stella adore each other.  Of course, we were thrilled to have Angie work with us, and she has been true to her word.  She is at the hospice several hours a week, she drives Stella to the veterinarian right away if something is needed. But also, Angie is there for all our clients.

That's Amore!

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