Animals Without Limits

American Swedish non profit organisation

Sanctuary is Growing

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Little would I know going to our veterinarian (specialist in exotic animals) with our sick bearded dragon Bob I would leave the clinic with 4 new “friends’ in need of homes.

I am teaching my Animal Study class the importance of taking care of a pet. Nothing you get ride of when getting board. It’s sad to see healthy animals being brought to veterinarians to be put down. I can only imagine how the veterinarian feels, their job is to help animals to get better, and when suffering help them peacefully to eternal sleep.

When I saw the turtles in plastic buckets (rectangular) I couldn’t turn my back.

Me and my children drove to the store and bought material to fence in the pond. I am so grateful to the workers in the store that patiently tried to understand what I wanted. Its difficult in German to explain building material. I got perfect help. Thank you HELA.

Ali came and started to help, and today, we are going to continuing building.

Our Sanctuary is now bigger than it ever became in Italy! We are fewer volunteers too due to location.

We ask you for your support, every donation counts and goes to the animal and building material. (200 euro for the material.)

Salad, fruit, and worms are needed to our big turtles, rats, Quail and Bearded Dragon Cass (and of course when Billy Bob is coming home from the clinic)

Donation information please go to our main page and scroll down.

From all our hearts, thank you for your support and attention.

That’s Amore!

 

Our New Video

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Talented Swedish singer, songwriter, designer, and producer Sanne Stenbeck from HouseofSay.

New Video

 

Third, the Acupuncture​ came

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Amazingly reaction on all three rescue horses.

Katarina Zimmermann came out to the stable to examined Miracle, Rihanna, and GummiBear, our rescue horses. They got their acupuncture treatments to activate their energy flow chi, and to help their parts, or organs that needed more flow/healing.

Miracle was playing with his tongue and became more and more relaxed. Rihanna was first on her big curiosity toes, but after a short time also relaxed. GummiBear, with quite some problems, I think reacted right away on the treatment.

He looked so much younger–it was his eyes that got the life sparkle.

Afterward, they got to relax the whole day in their big boxes.

The next day, all three had increased their energy. It was amazing to see them in action. That quickly!

I had to find myself a good acupuncture for humans. Of course, I know animals react much faster than many of us humans. However, that energy flow I truly would like to receive myself.

That’s Amore!

 

Thank you, Katrin Zimmermann, for your expertise and support for AWL rescue horses.

 

Second, ​the Veterinarian had to come

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Veterinarian Stephanie came and made a health check on both Rihanna and GummiBear. We knew GummiBear had some health issues, and of course we wanted to know so we could get the best and correct treatment in for him.

He got a heart murmur in his heart. Stephanie suspected Cushing and took a blood test.

GummiBears blood test came back! It confirmed what our veterinarian Stephanie suspected, Equine Cushing disease. It cannot be cured, however, with effective treatment can improve the horse quality of life.

Cushing’s (PPID) is caused by progressive nerve degeneration in an area of the brain called hypothalamus, leading to a reduction in a neurotransmitter substance called dopamine. Dopamine is important in controlling the secretions of a part of the pituitary gland called the pats intermedia, which in turn is responsible for controlling the secretion of hormones including ACTH and cortisol.

His level of iron and zinc are also low.

We have now started the medications. Please, we are in big need of donations to our medical bills.

Together, let’s help GummiBear to live out the time he has left comfortably.

Donations gratefully accepted via PayPal
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First the Farrier had to come

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Their hoofs really needed to be worked on. The farrier had to come right away and have a serious work on eight hoofs.

Afterward, Rihanna (20y) was so sensitive walking on the hard ground that she had to be put on Metacam.

Gummibear (24) seemed to feel relieved after the work was being done on his hoofs.

Two beautiful souls on their new journey of life. A way for us to say, Thank you for everything you have been giving to us Humans.

That’s Amore

 

 

Welcome to the Two New Rescue Horses

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We are at the same place where our second rescue horse Miracle comes from, down in southern Italy.

Rihanna (20y) and GummiBear (24) were finally going to come up to Southern Germany to their new home, our Senior Sanctuary. I was so thrilled, and amazingly, it seemed like the two horses knew that something new and different positive was going to happen. They were calm (–not when they saw the carrots I brought with me) and sweet.

The snow had hit bella Napoli for the first time since 1959! It was crazy chaos and it took me a whole day to find horse blankets for them. Thanks to connections (thank you Marina) we found a store that had two blankets from the Italian brand, Pariani. Thank you, Massimo for the discount!

Halters with leading ropes were found in another store. –Trying to save money.

Hofmann Horse transportation came down from southern Germany. We had used them earlier — with Miracle last year, and we couldn’t ask for a better service. Michael the driver, a calm horse person, made everything so much easier for the horses. (and also my nerves)

Michael did a great job driving them up to Northern Italy, unloaded them to let them eat and sleep in a great stable. Early next morning, it was time again,  loaded them and off they went towards Stuttgart. Heavy snow, roads closed…..he made it safely to the stable where we all waited excitingly.

Welcome, Rihanna and GummiBear to your new life. We want to say, thank you for everything you have done to us humans. Time to give back!

That’s Amore!

 

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Valentines Day Gifts

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Best Valentine for hungry loving hearts. Delivered to Rossella Shelter which whom we have worked together with –more and less– since 2008.

Over 100 bags and cartons of dog and cat food and lots of boxes of treats. It took our beautiful volunteer Nicky Mormino two trips to drive.

Thankful!

That’s Amore,

–Southern Italy–