Animals Without Limits

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Category Archives: Arco Felice Dr Damiani. Dr Fransesco



Angelo was rescued by an American family down in Southern Italy. His front leg was damaged and he couldn’t walk on it. Every day he licked and nibbled on it. AWL got a request from the family if we could help with Angelo’s surgery?

Dr Damiani and Dr Fransesco made the surgery this week and everything went super. Even after three days is ANgelo up walking and wagging his tail.

We got so much to learn from our four-legged friends.

He is up for adoption to a five star family, but the foster family will have him in their home until we find that family. (Angelo is house broken)



 This wonderful guy we named Willy Wonka. Someone left him outside of Dr Damiani’s clinic with a broken leg.
He’s super nice and sweet, male, 7-8 months old, black sweet nose. The staff at the clinic saved him from the street and had to amputate his broken leg. 

Now he’s still in clinic and he’s looking for a home. Please help Willy Wonka ♥

Please open up your heart and door for Willy Wonka *



 This is Ettore!

We wrote about him a couple of days ago. A big wonderful goofy loving dog locked in a farmers field together with two other dogs. Martina and Pio asked the farmer if they could try to find him a home. The farmer said yes!

Ettore was escorted to Dr. Damiani and Dr. Fransesco clinic and everyone there loved him. Friendly and curious he made new friends at the clinic.

AWL sponsored with health tests, leichaminiosis and erlichia test and rabies vaccination.

Later on did Martina post Ettore’s picture on FB and a family from Northern Italy responded back. They wanted to adopt him!

Pio drove him up last Sunday and the family is madly in love with him, and Ettore….is madly in love with them. That’s Amore!

Thank you all our sponsors. Without your help with donations we cannot do our work….YOU ARE OUR HEROS!



Vasili was dumped many years ago at the Shelter Caserta.

When AWL Team visited the shelter we stoped outside his cage and our hearts bleed as much as his paws bleed. We took him to Hospice Casa dell”Amore (AWL) He got antibiotic treatment, and also for his leichaminiosis we started his treatment. But he started to have pain again. AWL hurried him to Dr Damiani’s clinic for a check up and most important, castration. And we were stunned when we got the report back from Dr Damiani.

Dr Damian and Dr Fransesco have just performed the surgery on Vasilii, the German Shepherd who has been rescued from the shelter Caserta.

“In the beginning it was supposed to be a regular castration despite the big large scrotum. In the end, I had to perform a different procedure named TOTAL SCROTAL ABATION, because part of the intestine was locate inside the sac where the left testicle was located. We call this disease SCROTAL HERNIA. Attached you can find a twelve pictures of the procedure, where you can see the difference in size between the two testicles, part of the abdominal contents coming out of the sac and the spermatic cord and how he looks like at the end of the surgery .

Because Vasyki hates to have the paws touched ( he has severe skin disease , too) we took advantage of the anesthesia and trimmed his long nails ( due to Leishmania) and washed his paws with chlorexidine.

Additionally, I wanted to repeat the skin scraping , which revealed some demodex bug. Vasili has had a smooth recover from this long surgery and now is back to the hospice. Martina and Pio have been fully informed about the new treatment protocol.

A scrotal hernia, or a hernia in the scrotal or groin area, is more correctly referred to as aninguinal hernia. The primary symptom of an inguinal hernia is a bulge in the groin or scrotum, thus the layman’s reference to a scrotal hernia. A scrotal hernia occurs when tissue passes through thin or weakened spots in the groin muscle, which results in a bulge that may be painful or cause burning. Many hernias are the result of heavy lifting and are ten times more common in men than women.

The symptoms of an inguinal hernia may include pain, discomfort, or a heavy feeling in the groin area, bulging of either side of the pubic bone, or swelling near the testicles in men. In some cases, symptoms may not be noticeable and the hernia may be detected by a doctor during a routine physical.

Now Vasili is better and strong = loves to scare with his bark. That is barking Amore.
Thank you for your support and donations, we can make a difference with your help.


On my way out this beautiful Sunday morning with the children, my cell phone rang. Nothing unusual about that, but I knew that it would be a work call, another animal. I looked at the children who looked at me with big eyes saying “Don’t answer mom!”

A voice worried on the other end said she and her husband had found a dog that had been hit badly by a car, still alive but very hurt. She could nearly not walk, she collapsed in the hot sun. The husband was upset since the Caribineri (State Police) only looked the other way and then drove away.
The family had called different veterinarians, they would transport the dog but no one answered.

“I’ll see you at the hospice in ten minutes”

My beautiful children who are always with me at the hospice, followed me as I explained what had happened. I promised we would do something very fun later.

The man carried in a small female with severe pain. She was shaved like a lioness; some new ticks crawled on her. We put her on a blanket and I called Martina and Pio for help. They came, as always, so very loyal and wonderful.

I knew I couldn’t go to the Emergency Clinic with two children since it always takes a long time to file the paper, and the examination. Martina and Pio carried her away out in the car and drove away.

Fantastic enough, she has no broken leg. But she is paralyzed and hopefully it is from the shock. Time will tell. She couldn’t urinate by herself and she was in pain so she had to stay overnight.

At lunchtime the next day I picked her up and drove her to Dr Damiani’s clinic were Dr Fransesco could examine her and keep her over night.

At the ER the bill was 175 euro and still we don’t’ know how much it will be altogether at the end. Please help us help Dusty by donating so she can get all the care she needs.

I will keep you all posted.





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