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MR PRESIDENT IS SEEKING A NEW HOME

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 Mr. President Before and After.

He is looking for a new office…..
He is an amazing little man, and I’d really like to see him find his perfect family. This is his story. About six months ago I noticed that a shaggy black dog was helping the gate guards at the entrance to Carney park Italy. He could always be seen laying near the guard shack. I nearly never went to Carney Park without seeing him. The guards affectionately named him “Mr. President”. About two months ago, I noticed his absence and asked the guards where he had gone. They didn’t know. I heard comments from other park goers about seeing him in the park with an injury and limp. About two weeks later he was again at the gate, this time with two separate sets of stitches for either a mauling or a brush with an automobile. It was very very cold and rainy and he was shivering uncontrollably in the weather, and the wounds were open to infection. I took him home. At the time, he could not navigate up or down the single stair required to get to the grass to pee. He immediately went to sleep and slept for what seemed like days. After about a week, I noticed that he was moving better up and down stairs, had a nice strong appetite, and his expression in the face looked happier. I got him a haircut, vaccinations, deworming, neutering (with your help- thank you AWL) and began looking for a home for him. He did a home trial with a woman who was interested in him, but she decided to return him to me. Since then, he has fattened up, had another clipping (He looks like a full bred wire hair daschund!) and become a big personality in our house. He gets along with cats, dogs, and little boys (I have two), and has excellent manners in the home. He has never had an accident, rarely barks, and always greets you with a wagging tail and a little daschund dance. He is between 5-7 years old according to Dr. Longo. He has some grey in the face– but I think he has some great and happy years to spend with a family that is ready to love him.

A TRAVEL OF LOVE

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What a journey! What great teamwork!
A friend of mine, Minna, was flying down to Milano, Italy to pick up a car and then drive it back up to Sweden with her husband, Mats. I saw the opportunity to maybe get some animals driven back up from Southern Italy to Northern Sweden, with a small stop in my town outside Stuttgart, Germany.  Down in Napoli, we had the three legged cat Willy Wonka, that had been rescued by the veterinarian team at Dr. Carlo Damiani’s clinic. Willy Wonka was fostered by Dr. Carlo and his wonderful family. We also had Fochetta, our senior from the hospice, which was to be adopted by my lovely friend Mia in Sweden. I asked Minna if she could possibly bring some animals with her back?
Minna is also in the rescue business and didn’t hesitate one second to help us out. If only all the animal papers were ready, and if someone could drive Fochetta and WW up to Milano, then there would not be any problems.
Two wonderful American ladies volunteered to drive up to Milano with the precious cargo. They packed the car and only drove one hour, until their tire exploded! They called a tow truck and were being towed back to Napoli. These ladies didn’t go back to their homes, sobbing over a cup of coffee. No, these remarkable women rented a car, un-packed the broken vehicle, re-packed and drove up North. Delayed because of the tire mishap, they floored their gas pedal and arrived right on time. We are forever thankful and grateful for what Lori Alston Garcia and Valerie Funk did. 
You started a new chapter for Forchetta and WW in their “book of life”.
Minna and her husband continued the drive up to Mia’s (President) place outside Stuttgart, Germany. WW was being introduced to his new family, Mia’s (President) wonderful neighbors. Already, he is very much loved and happy there.
 Everybody got a late lunch/dinner, and Fochetta got to stretch her little sweet legs in Mia’s garden. After the small break, Minna and husband started the long remaining drive back to Sweden, a 23 hours drive. With them they also had another dog named MIA, (there are a lot of “Mia’s” in this story) that had been returned from her first owner after nine months, but was going to a nice home with a lady and her daughter in Sweden that Mia (President) had found. (That story will come in another blog update.)
Hours later, in the middle of Sweden, MIA the dog was dropped off to her new family, and after some remaining hours of driving, the journey for Minna, Mats and Fochetta would finally end. Fochetta had to sleep over at Minna’s place. It was midnight by the time they got there, and everyone was bone tired. The next day my friend Mia and her father drove down to pick up Fochetta from Minna. My sweet friend Mia was totally in love with Fochetta, just as she had imagined it during her meditations. Fochetta already loves Mia and gave her so many kisses and snores loudly during the nights.
This couldn’t have been done without you all. And especially a big thank you to Lori and Valerie, that was amazing what you did. Minna and Mats, for sponsoring the whole drive from Milano to Sweden. And being the contacts to MIA dog’s home and Mia with Fochetta.
The Mercer family sponsored from Naples to Milano.
And to all hospice volunteers, thank you so much for taking such great care of Fochetta. Loving and nurturing her back to life, I know you all loved her dearly. To AWL’s board who got her picture and story about Fochetta several months ago, and decided to take her away from the horrible place: A Governmental shelter with nearly a thousand of dogs locked in cages and nowhere to go, ever.
A big THANK YOU to the brave Italian volunteer who got her out from that hell-hole.
And lastly, to Mia, my friend who dared to adopt a senior dog.
Now, That’s Amore.

HELP RAISE MONEY TO GEORGE

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Gorgeous George was found wandering the streets in Campania, Italy. Being the friendly chap he is he sought human contact and as he was in dire need of some TLC an AWL volunteer, Valerie Funk, came to his rescue. George moved in with Valerie and her family while he was nursed back to health and slowly regained his strength. But still he was not doing well.

Gorgeous George kept being in luck! Far away in Germany wonderful people, Jacqui and Mike, their Boxer Bella and rescue cat Mya, saw a picture of George and immediately fell in love.

Not long after George was on his way to Germany and after a couple off weeks with AWL’s president, Mia, in Stuttgart he had to see a vet Mia suspected something was not correct. Xray was done and the horror to see the back leg broken was enormously. On top of everything he had bladder crystals. The family Jacqui and Mike came and picked him up and it was fantastic to met them. SO full of love. George continued his journey further north, now as a full member of his new fur-ever family and sitting next to his new sister, Beautiful Bella.

Bella and George hit it off from the word go, but….. there is a problem!

At some point in the past George was the victim of a car accident and the damage to his bag leg and hip is continuously causing him severe pain. He was not being x rayed in Italy or tested for blood work. It turned out that he has a blood disease and are being treated with injections now.
He can’t run and play with Bella which he so desperately wants to (and Bella too) and some days he is in so much discomfort and pain that he can hardly stand up.

The good news is that with the right treatment (extensive surgery and after care) George’s hip and leg can be saved and he can live a normal pain-free happy life with Jacqui, Mike, Bella and Mya for many years to come.

Jacqui and Mike knew that George had health problems and still they opened their home and their hearts and welcomed him in as a full member of their family. We want to help back we think this family is totally awesome.

The costs of George’s treatment will be very expensive and we would like to help cover some of the expenses.

Therefore if you would like to make a contribution to ‘’Gorgeous George’s Happy Health fund’’ and help get him back on his feet, then it would be very much appreciated.

Contributions earmarked ‘’George’’ can be made via direct transfer or Paypal which details can be found on the Animals Without Limits webpage:https://animalswithoutlimits.com/donations.htm

ANIMALS WITHOUT LIMITS/MARIA MATTSSON
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SWIFT/BIC
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Bank
IW BANK S.p.A.Via Cavriana, 2020134 Milan
 
On behalf of Gorgeous George, a big WUUF and MANY MANY THANKS.

JACK GERMAN SHEPARD MIX AND ANGELO THREELEGGED ARE LOOKING FOR HOME(S)

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 Jack Jr was rescued by the Italian fire department a couple of days ago.
Joleen, an American lady, was watching the whole procedure. She felt warm hearted over what she saw, until she heard that the fire department would drive this little puppy to one of the horrible shetlers. There in a shelter, cramped with other dogs, hundreds were the adoption rate is zero. Once behind the bars,…that’s it! She rescued him and brought him home, bathed him and brushed him. Jack Jr is only a couple of months but a true sweet heart, already loving up on the family, other dogs and cats.

 Jack Jr is up for adoption–the family is already overloaded with rescue animals, and would keep him if they could. If you are serious to adopt, not being impulsive, and have what it takes to give Jack Jr a furever home, please contact us for more information.

Angelo is 10 years old and absolutely my favorite. AWL sponsored his amputation and he is doing wonderful. Fantastic sweet heart. Jack German Shepard mix is only a couple of months and rescued last week. Both are looking for perfect homes

awlrescueteam@gmail.com

GRACIE IS WONDERING ~ WHEN WILL YOU ADOPT ME?

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 UP FOR ADOPTION VIA AWL Gracie is a medium sized dog she weighs about 30 lbs. She is about 2 and a half years old. Gracie is up to date on all her shots and she is spayed. She is great with kids and very playful. Gracie is crate trained and house trained. Right now is Gracie  in a foster home and she loves to run but unfortunately the family dont have the space ( apartment) She isn’t real keen on stray cats but have been introduced — lately– to cats while she was on a leash and she didnt mind. 

She will come with her crate, toys and food. Gracie was rescued from a family that had her in a kennel most of her life/muzzeled. 


She still is not arfaid of her kennel and is not the average “Naples” dog she is easy to train and sweet.

For more information please send us an email “subject Gracie” awlrescueteam@gmail.com