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AWL is pleased to be able to award some more fantastic animal workers that in one way or another are helping to make a difference. More Amore help.

CRAIG KLEBER from Los Angeles, USA, a fantastic and generous man, who not only helps AWL animals in Italy, but also back in the States. He is a man who gives the animals a voice, a meaning, and a life away from suffering; he donates money so the animals can eat. He is a great big-hearted animal guy, who sees the unwanted and does something about it. You are our Amore.

I spotted them three (3) years ago at a shelter. They were hardworking, loyal and loving animal friends. They have helped so many animals and their help to AWL hospice is fabulous. They also help drive sick animals to vet. clinics, Pio has been known to drive dogs to their new adoptive homes far away, and Martina is a jewelry designer and 50% of her sales go to AWL. They are beautiful friends. Thank you!

The cat woman.

We don’t know how many cats she saved and had spayed and neutered. Every week she is driving to the clinic and having them fixed, and she traps them herself. She also volunteers as much as she can at the rehab/hospice. She is full of meow Amore!

This lady came into our lives nearly a year ago. She is a fantastic woman and has done so much to help AWL to grow. She has been there at the hospice every morning at 0700 for 7 months and every second afternoon for feeding. She mows the lawn, cleans, loves and is a fantastic volunteer. We love her so much. She is a “forte” woman!

Our Longheart goof, that was rescued and AWL sponsored his castration and medical treatment out at Lega Pro Animale. Bruno stayed at the hospice for some time before being adopted. One day AWL got a phone call from Dr Damiani that a young Setter needed blood transfusion or she would die, did we have a hunting dog?
Bruno was brought in and laid next to the little girl giving his blood to save her life. She is today doing great.
Bruno was not only saved, but saved a life himself. We gladly present him with the AWL HERO 2011 award.

The plaques are donated by the Mercer family. That’s Amore!



Bruno, our beloved loving goof, has in a short time gone through so many people’s hearts and still he is touching all of us who comes in his way.
We are very protective over our AWL dogs, and with Bruno it is even a little extra.

You can read about Bruno’s journey via Tammy to AWL on earlier blogs, and now he has gotten a new owner–we hope–Both Bruno and James will go on a so called 2 week “trial period” together.

It is always difficult to adopt a ‘stranger” and also for Bruno, James is a stranger whom we don’t know much about, either. So both have to trust each other and do their best.

James, with his friends came out to the AWL Hospice last Sunday to meet Bruno.

James loved Bruno, there is something about Bruno Longheart!
James walked Bruno and he stayed by his side, he and his friends took him home. Some accidents have happened but James and friend Abbi takes it all with peace; they understand that Bruno has never been inside a home before. We suspect he is a former chained dog, it is very common here.

James and his friends do a lot of outdoor activities: hiking, camping, climbing and they love to bring their dogs with them. So I think Bruno will have a blast.

I spoke to James yesterday and he told me Bruno is a fast learner. What made me pleased was to hear that James and Abbi go home for lunch, taking him outside and playing. They have already gone through one soccer ball.

So how about Bruno donations? How about donating your football or soccer ball to the best player in the world. Bruno Longheart!



I got in to my house last Friday after working a couple of hours at the hospice. Pio who helps me out watching the kids, was putting on his jacket when I receive a call from Dr. Lungo (Dr. Damiani clinic). They had a dying dog that had been poisoned, he told me, could we come in with Bruno and give a blood transfusion?

Lonely with my kids, already late evening, I asked him to allow me to call him back. I told Pio the story, could he go to the hospice and get Bruno and drive to Dr Damiani’s clinic? I would pay!

Pio’s partner, Martina, was waiting for him at home. A Friday evening after a long weeks work, dinner would be ready and they would have time to be together with their own dogs. But Pio said he would do it, and he even turned down the money.

I called Martina and told her that Pio would be late and what the reason was. Wonderful Martina said, “Of course he has to go!”

This is such unselfish, beautiful teamwork; no whining, no complaining.
He drove to the hospice, took AWL Bruno on a mission to save the life of another.

Pio, Bruno, Dr. Lungo, Dr Damiani, saved a life last night. That’s heartwarming Amore.

I picked up Bruno yesterday from Dr Damiani’s clinic, and the little girl Bruno gave blood to will make it.

The poison causes internal organs to break down and leak, an animal dies by internal bleeding. It’s a slow and painful death. Dogs should have 45% red blood cells, this little girl had only 11%, she was close to death from the internal bleeding.

It is so beautiful, Bruno was rescued and saved, and now he saved a life. That’s Amore!


Bruno is a sweet hunting dog between 5-6 years-old. He was spotted by Tammy and Deb, two animal friends through their car window. They saw him trying to find human contact, but the man he had chosen kept swinging his fist, hitting towards the dog. Tammy and Deb went out and asked if it was his dog–no it wasn’t and he didn’t know anyone owning the dog. The women opened the door to their car and in flew “Bruno”

They drove him to LegaProAnimale were Dr Gigi took care of him, castrated and de-wormed. He had an old fracture on his front left leg and a big scare over his back. He had probably been hit by a car and got caught under the car… dragged. Then it started to heal on its own.

Bruno was just skin and bones. His long front claws shows also he has been chained up. Three days later I went out to the clinic to pick up another dog. I peeked in Bruno’s box and fell madly in love. This goof has so much love and play, I took him with me in the car, back to the hospice.

He is together with three males, and loves going in the car (slight problem to jump in due to his shoulder break) he loves going for a walk and he loves my children. He will be a perfect family dog for some special, lucky family.

Thank you Tammy and Deb for sponsoring his bills, thank you AWL for taking care of him, that’s Amore.

If you are interested in Bruno please contact us, but only if you are truly deserving of this fellow’s affection and loyalty!