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Category Archives: Lega Pro Animale

DEREK AND GREG LEFT IN THE RAIN

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They were spotted laying in the pouring rain at the end of the road. Two handsome English setters, they looked like father and son. They were curled up together with eyes closed, tired and probably sick. Pio and Martina texted me: “what to do?”

I felt that they must be sick, not many strays lays so vulnerable in a middle of a street if they not are exhausted and beyond even caring if they will be attacked by others.

It was 15 minutes before Lega Pro Clinic would close, I called Dr. Gigi and told him what I knew. Could we bring them in the next morning, and if they were healthy and strong castrate them? If not healthy, could we treat them and they could then rest at the hospice?

Dr Gigi said they were kind of busy, if no problems to catch them, bring them in. I called Martina and told her if she could catch them I would link up with them at Lega the next day.
Pio and Martina took the car and when they drove up to them, the pair curled together even more, no doubt expecting the worst from these humans. But when they heard Martina and Pio’s friendly voice and saw the open car trunk, they jumped right in. They slept in their garage the whole night, very deeply.


The next morning we went to Lega Pro Animale. Greg and Derek were so fantastic, so friendly and humble that all the visitors couldn’t resist petting them. Max, my son, loved them and they didn’t do anything at all.

The examination started and Greg (5-6 years) has arthritis and enlarged lymph nodes, which could be a sign of leishmania. A blood test was conducted, keep your paws crossed that it comes out ok. He went under the knife and is now castrated.


Derek is about 8 months old and his blood platelets were very low. It could be due to erlichia, the tick born disease. Antibiotics for one month and a blood test done on him too. Because he is sick, he couldn’t be castrated so we will wait for that. We are not in a hurry since both will be picked up Saturday and brought back to the Hospice were they can get back their strength and health. They were both dirty and skinny.

These two are so fantastic, so calm and beautiful and they are up for adoption to a “together forever home”

That will be Grande Amore.

HOWLING IN THE RAIN!

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One day, not so long ago, I received an e-mail, and attached to which was this picture. The writer told me that this dog had been sitting like this on base for two days, in the rain. The person who wrote the letter couldn’t do anything about the situation and therefore asked for help,–We got the message late that afternoon, so the dog catcher had already caught the dog. We knew for sure these shelters are nothing pleasant to sit in, once inside the camp, there’s realistic no way out.

It’s cold, the food is not even healthy, and adopting a big dog is 1 % chance in one year. Here there are thousands of big dogs.

My animal friend Tammy called and we agreed she would go and get the dog from the dog catchers before the dog got to the shelter.

I called Lega Pro and told them a client of AWL would come in, we wanted a health check, castration, de-worming and Frontline. And I asked if he could stay there for three days.


Tammy got hold of the dog, brought him out to LegaPro where they were both greeted. The lady that had sent me the e-mail , posted an add on the Naples All Hands (an online classified advertisement service for the US Navy personnel here), and from above an angel family replied, saying they would love to foster him. Michael and Tatiana are these angels.

Michael and his wife Tatiana, with 2 small children, brought him home to give him a warm place until they will decide if they can keep him or foster him until a fantastic forever home comes along. They tell us that Zeus is a fantastic, gentle, warmhearted dog; they adore him.
Thanks to all this fantastic teamwork we could do magic for Zeus. Thank you Tammy for driving, thank you for all the donations so we can medicate and spay and neuter our fury friends. Lega Pro Animale, thank you for your always kindness. The family Michael and Tatiana, for love and also coming to AWL’s hospice helping and donating a lot of things. And the cake yesterday, was fantastic. That’s Amore.