Thursday, March 20, 2014


LOVE got an allergy that is not very pleasant. Its very old allergy. She got her special food, and now we put her on a new treatment.

WE are going to have to make a donation drive to have LOVE get a good allergy test.
She started a new antibiotic therapy. 2 weeks. Also we have to clean her ears with otodine. She's having medical shampo for her skin. Deroxen.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014



Unique handmade keyrings made especially for our girl.
Key ring is Ca. 10 cm long.
If you would like one or more key rings, pls. Let me know which colour and PM Elisabeth Kruse, your address.
Of course if you have any special wishes with regard to the text just let us know.
Postage worldwide FREE OF CHARGE.
Donation of 5 EUR/7 USD/45 SEK a piece directly to AWL please, earmarked Luna. on PAYPAL or DONATE here on the blog.

Luna sends you all a huge


Luna was tied up on a chain and being abused. She was rescued into a bad shelter. Only two years they discovered that Luna had a heart-problem and had not been medicated. A wonderful volunteer took her in as her foster dog and AWL want to have a second veterinarian/heart specialist diagnosing her. We also want to help donate medicine and special food for Luna. The first veterinarian said she probably only have 6 months left.
We want to give Luna a wonderful life--whatever time she has left. She now plays with other dogs, sleeping inside the house, free in the big garden. Let us help LUNA
That's Amore!


Sweet Daisy, was finally spayed sponsored by AWL.

Daisy was adopted by a family that decided when she was a couple of months old to give her back to AWL. She was out of "control, they said. We don't doubt them for a minute. Everything depends on the kind of people, training, routines and breed. Daisy loving and sweet loves adventures. Things has to happen. If not, she will do her own adventures, and that wasn't appreciated by the family.

AWL adoption coordinator made sure to take Daisy to the veterinarian here in Germany yesterday and had her spayed before she will go to her next waiting family.

Yes, she already got a new home.

Daisy went to stay at a couples house for a couple of day for evaluation. We always get to hear from the "owners" what  the problem was. Lauren and her husband Tom are well educated dog behavior /obedient persons.

Now Daisy is staying in Genni's house who also is very educated in dog-psycologi/behavioral. Genni is also a vet tech.

Daisy is doing wonderful. If you get to know her personality you will understand her. She need an athletic family. And we found one!

 That's Amore

Saturday, March 15, 2014


 Ones, she was someone’s dog! 
Luna was chained and abuse while being strapped to a chain. She couldn’t escape to defend herself. Luna was trapped by the brutality, from a humans hand. She was going to die anyway, since she have a heart failure and they didn’t give her any medications. 

Luna is a gorgeous German Shepard only 2 years old.

She was “rescued” to one of the horrible shelters, locked into a cage. One volunteer couldn’t bear to see this beautiful dog dying inside that cage. Despite being neglected and abused Luna is so full out of love and gratefulness. Flavia the volunteer asked if we AWL could help her if she fostered Luna.
You see, Luna is probably not going to have long time left here on Earth. The shelter veterinarian said, maybe 6 months.
AWL wants to help with the sponsoring of medicine/food and I would love if we could sponsor a second opinion of her heart issue. Think if?

Luna needs food and special medicine. Our veterinarian would cost 100 euro to hire a heart specialist. Medicine 150 euro/

Luna deserves a life like she has now, with a lot of love, dog friends, free in a garden and medication.
Please help us help Luna to have the best time in her life. She so deserves it.
Swedish account PG: 53 61 62-1 BG: 476-9246
And we have PAYPAL here on this blog a big sign DONATE. Please earmark LUNA

That's Amore!

Friday, March 14, 2014


Sunny, with his white fluffy coat, who sat, together with his “partner” Cher for such a long time. Cher, a beautiful small, brown, fox look-alike, female.  No one really knows how old they are, but some documents indicate the year when they arrived at their horrible shelter with 400 cages was 1999! 

At that shelter, there is no grass, only concrete.  They don’t even get walks outside their pen.  Nothing to do, but waiting for death to come and rescue them.  Not many know about this shelter, it stands out in a open field away from people and houses.  A small gravel road will take you there, one that gets smaller and narrower the further you go towards the shelter.  Many cars wouldn’t make it.  If you continue going on the small dirt road it gives you the impression that it will not lead you anywhere.

Many American volunteers couldn’t handle watching all these gorgeous dogs being crammed in together in the cages when going with us.  The smell is overpowering; the many diseases are obvious, as are the crippled dogs in need of veterinarian care.  Their fur is so matted and laced with old feces tangled in.  
Sunny and Cheer’s document tell us they have been living in a 2 meter x 4 meter cage with a concrete floor for over 13 years.  No one took them for walks and no chance at adoption.  Incessant barking from the other prisoners likely numbed their minds.  At least they were alone together, no other dogs to share their meager space.  They were only two numbers on their cage door.  Over the years, they seemed to grow content with their lot in life, and that they had each other.  “All I ever need is you.”  He was her "little" man.

Animals Without Limits was asked if we could take them to our hospice, to provide a “home” feeling for their last months of life with healthy food, medicine and love.  When we got them to our Hospice, at first they looked confused walking around and of course we gave them the time to survey their new home.  It was obvious they had never seen a house, dog bowls, streets, cars, or radio.   Or grass.

Cher and Sunny were not afraid.

Every time they saw one of our volunteers, they said “hello” with a wage of their tails.

And as they had for so long in the shelter, they stayed together.   
Some people had said that it would be better to put them to sleep for good.  That after all those years in a cage, they couldn’t be normal in their heads.

Little would we know how much they would teach we humans, what forgiveness and love is all about.  Every day, they shined with generosity and love, greeting everyone that came to the hospice. They were wonderful to all the other old clients --- seniors seldom argue.  It was as if wisdom spoke to them and said, “why not enjoy life instead of arguing?”

These seniors are many times former cage animals, or abandoned Italian dogs that were kept, but not as pets.  Sometimes, they were hunting dogs and had lived in small cages in the garden when not on the rare hunting trip --- working.  

Sunny and Cher inspected the green grass and the bushes.  As they ambled around the hospice grounds, it was like they were communicating with each other, discussing what they saw.  “Ah, do you see this bush, Sonny?  It smells so nice.”  “Yes, what a wonderful sun-filled yard this is, Cher”

The volunteers adored them.  Visitors loved them.

Far too soon, Sunny started to be ill.  His back legs started to become weak.  Even if we take care of Seniors routinely, it tears on your heart when they start to decline and become ill.  You want to give them so much freedom and love to try to make up for suffering so long at other humans’ hands.  Their gratitude is enormously painful.  Their eyes are deep pools of love, saying thank you.

You want them to forgive us for not rescuing them earlier.

We want forgiveness for what other humans have done.

Sunny didn’t like to go to the veterinarian and without Cher following him, he felt lost.  One Italian volunteer was particularly gentle and able to take Sonny without Cher.  Sonny felt better, but in one month Sunny’s body got weaker and weaker.  Thankfully, he was not in pain.  Cher lay by his side the whole time, always close.  When Sunny woke up, probably from a bad dream, he would scream.  If he looked around and couldn’t see Cher, he would scream.  Cher sometimes lay at an angle where he couldn’t see her, but she would reach her paw out and lay it over his face:  “I got you, babe!”

Sunny would stop screaming and comfortably laid his head on his paws.  Every day, Cher put her head over his neck, so he could feel her.  “Baby don’t go.”

As he declined, volunteers lifted him out into the garden and helped him so he could pee and poo.  We worried about Cher, how would she cope after he was gone?

We decided that we needed our veterinarian to come to our hospice to help Sonny over to the other side.  We felt that Cher could lie next to him when this would happen, his anchor of calm as he crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We had promised them that.

Wednesday, the bittersweet day came.  Dr. Vittorio arrived at the hospice around noon.  As always he talked to our residents, greeting each one.  Our volunteers Angy, Tonia and Martina solemnly lifted and carried Sunny out to the garden, the green grace.  The sunshine was the spotlight of eternal life.  Dr. Vittorio gently stroked Sunny over his body, saying “Sunny, your fur is so white and shinny. They really treated you like a King here.”

With those last words Sunny let go and flew to the land of eternal freedom, where no cages or harmful people exist.  Cher was right there as Sonny took his last breath.  Dr. Vitorio and our volunteers all looked worriedly at Cher, but she seemed relived, happy for someone else’s journey.  She seemed to know in her heart that she would soon be with him again.  Until that time, she felt safe among friends.  She walked inside the hospice and laid down in their bed, knowing her best friend was now safe.  Sunny had died happy, and Cher was happy for his soul to be free at last.  The beat goes on.

That’s Amore!

 (c) Mia Mattsson-Mercer

Thank you great volunteers at the Hospice/ Thank you Sponsors, Anna Persson and Maria Hahne. Grazie!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


 Sunny was in a cage for 13'14 years, AWL Hospice adopted him to our Hospice with their own bedrooms, great food, veterinarian care and love. He got to feel how it was to be someones pet for a couple of months
Martina, Angy and Tonia was there together with veterinarian Vittorio. The sun was shinning so they did it out in the garden under the sun. Rest free our friend. Thank you for all the love you gave us back.

We will take care of your partner Cher for you. We miss you,

AWL Team

Monday, March 10, 2014

Good morning from Casa dell'Amore

"Its always Monday's at our Hospice," the Seniors tells us.

Always love, good food and great volunteers. That's Amore!

Nonna Maria, Stella and LOVE thinks its the best of life here.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


 What a fighter our little Angy(o) Johny is. Amazingly. Only a couple of days ago was he dying.
A surgery was being made, they had many organs mixed into each other. Reconstruct some.
 Thanks to a wonderful animal team (volunteers) Angelina and her family that brought him to Arco Felice. Our little one can today go home to foster home and be under strong observation. Still the danger is not over.
He can eat small peaces every meal.
Craig Kleber from Brentwood, LA, USA is our big generous Guardian Angel. He read the story and quick he sent little one a check of 2000 dollar.

Amazing generous and fantastic. We LOVE you Craig, as always you are fantastic to our organization.

That's Amore!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


 4 March 2014 "abbiamo ottenuto i soldi!!"

is overwhelmed and will during the day update you more. But we got the money for Little Angy's surgery. Craig Kleber from LA USA filled in the big time (more in a bit) I just sent the volunteer thumb up for surgery. However, it is a complicated surgery so we beg for prayers and light.

The money (I will update you) that will be left over will also go to recovery. If more money is over we have a new heartbreaking story that I will tell you all about later today. But we wanted to thank you all for the support

Craig Kleber LA USA
Tove Karlsson Stockholm Sweden
more to come.....

3 March 2014 URGENT!

Last Sunday morning,
was this little one picked up from the road. Hurt, internal wounds and in bad shape.

He is just a puppy, 7 months old, weighs 5 kg .

Our volunteer Angelina and her sister saw him right away, they stopped the car and picked him up from the traffic street. Every one else just passed him.

He tried to eat, just a little bit of baby food. Suddenly the puppy started to vomiting, having difficulty breathing.

Angy and sister drove him to the ER clinic, Villa Felice, that immediately gave him oxygen to help him breathe.
Analysis , visits, hospitalization donations: he has a diaphragmatic hernia , needs urgent surgery, which is risky, but he will not survive without help.

Appampacchia Ambigginella and her sister have not stepped back .. but the surgery is expensive, € 300--500.

Please help us to urgent collect the money for the little one. Lets give him a chance in life.

Positive thoughts for the little one, let's hope that the surgery goes well and that those eyes come back to smile

Earmark Angy.