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The days are flying so fast away, and its been busy here at the Senior Sanctuary ( ChaCha wouldn’t like to be called a Senior yet!)

I am so thankful to our veterinarian, Frau Kast and her team at the Tier Artz. Our Italian clients are being taken cared of with a lot care and love.

Leah is healing wonderful after her tumor surgery last week. And I am so happy we took the chance to put her under surgery despite her age. Leah was examined before the surgery, and she got a very strong heart. If we wouldn’t have done the surgery, she would probably have had a couple of months to live.

We look at the client, the value of the dogs life, but we never take away an animal because we are afraid.

The blood test from ChaCha came back. I decided for a BIG blood analyse to take away many things that were possible for her to have.

She gained weight without eating much, so veterinarian Frau Kast suspected it could be the thyroid that was not working properly. And she was right!

Now Cha Cha is on medication, and after one month we have to take a new bloodtest to see how she is responding to her new medicine.

I had had the feeling that something wasn’t ok with ChaCha, on the outside she looked fine, but I got the “mother feeling” And I was right!

Wonderful team work and amazing results when we all listen to each other.

That’s Amore!



Our sweet VITA was escorted to Dr Damiani clinic for health test and new blood work. Our volunteer Angy drove her and Dr Longo was there to assist to our little sick VITA.

Results, waiting.



 The bandage was changed again this late afternoon. The “wound” cleaned, aired, and disinfected with new products. We bought a betadine creme (11.80 euro) to put on the wound. 
Miele got a new type of bandage raping (cue) on half her leg so when she walk she doesn’t touch the dirt with the bandage.

Now she looks like Pistorius

 Blood test, Emocromo, QPE, Biochimico and Erlichia. The Emocromo result is compared with the first one and nothing has changed (yet) The value DR V thinks means she got Erlichia. We bought Vibravet (antibiotic)

Tomorrow we will get more results from the blood tests.

 So right now 2 different antibiotic.

Also she didn’t gain any weight (yet)

 Hopefully surgery next week if the two antibiotic kicks in and drives out the infection, and new blood tests will show ok.

Prayers still please for our brave Miele




Our Bella from earlier blogs is still not putting on weight. She is still a walking skeleton, and it worries us since she is getting fed three times a day by her foster mother.

We took her this morning to Dr Damiani to have her spayed, but she was still underweight — the doctor and we agreed that we have to figure out why and get her in better shape before doing the surgery.

Dr Damiani examined Bella and she laid totally still the whole time. She was fantastic. Her foster mother had to dry her mouth since Bella drooled so much from being stressed.

Dr Damiani is a great veterinarian. He gives us a lot of time and educates us at the same time. Every time we learn something new and our work feels very rewarded from him. Can you imagine that today he thanked us for doing so much for the Neapolitan strays?

My heart felt warm and we get inspiration to keep going. On top of everything he is keeping his costs low for our Foundation and NFOA. –I know since we have been working with other veterinarians here.–

With Bella he did a rectal examination and found out she is eating a lot of gravel!!! A blood test was being sent away– for many internal answers we hope for. We really want to know what is wrong with our girl Bella.

She is only 3 years old, blind in her left eye and has been abused by people before. She is so worthy a good and calm life, and a nutritional correct life.

Before leaving, Dr Damiani came out with a carton of dog food for us, as a gift. What an Amore veterinarian, AWL is so grateful for the person he is!

And Bella was so scared that she turned out to be so brave on the examine table, it was amazing to see her. Bella, we are doing everything so you can feel better and get healthy!