Animals Without Limits

American Swedish non profit organisation

Category Archives: Leichmania



                                    IRIS was found on the streets in south Italy, skin and bones.

Since then she has been in a horrible sad place, a cage in a shelter, never coming out to run around in grass, or in to a home only to be loved. 

Iris looks just like the other stray dogs, so no one adopts her. No one sees her!

No one!
Iris is adorable, calm and quiet, loves people, and great with other dogs. She loves to go for a car drive, and becomes very sad when she is being returend back to the shelter (from veterinarian visit)
She is spayed, vaccinated, leischmania and erlichia tested and of course, de wormed.
Right now her weight is 20 kg, she is a little overweight

She is rigth now in Italy however we are searching for the right home in Germany, Denmark or Sweden. 
More info contact



 She was dumped outside the Caserta Shelter one week ago. Someone had put her in a paper-carton and walked away. Her name is VITA (Life) 

Very sick with leichmania, severe mange, her liver and kidneys are not working very well. Full of ticks. She decided she wanted to live, that’s why her name is perfect.

Casertas veterinarian examined her and medicine is being put in.

VITA came to our Hospice a couple of days ago. You couldn’t touch her, she was so scared. Now she has improved a little. Small steps, and soon she will understand she is safe. Hospice is a place where dogs that are either Senior, or severe sick can relax in a safe environment.
They have their own bedrooms, beds and many volunteers that look after them. We have two veterinarian teams that monitor them closely.

VITA lives in her own “apartment” section, downstairs, peacefully and can heal without stress.

She is between 1-2 years old, and 6 kg ♥

We desperately need help for VITA’s medicine and veterinarian check ups. We don’t know how much everything cost yet, but around 100-200 euro a month.

We are a non profit org. Started 1999 by a Military wife.
American registered run by Swedish/Italian/American volunteers.

We got paypal (donation) (donera)

 doxycyclin 100, (antibiotic)

ribes pet perle, (for her skin, high fat, Omega GLA)
stargate 2 mg, (positively affects the production of red blood cells)
mepral 20, ( Treatment and prevention of relapse of reflux oesophagitis and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.)
zincogen pet perle. ( Bioavailable zinc combined with selenium, vitamin E, beta-carotene, Cu and Mn to stimulate the immune system and skin repair.)
Glutamex forte, (Glutamax Forte supports the proper functioning of the liver)
And she need special food Renal, wet and dry.
This week or next we need to have her health tested to see if she is healing well. Blood test and examination fee, and skin biopsy. Maybe an ultra sound!

 Hon lämnades utanför Caserta Shelter svart sjuk och medtagen. Någon hade lagt henne i en pappers kartong! Någon med ett hjärta men inga pengar. Vi kallar henne VITA (liv)

Hon har leichmania, mange och hennes lever och njurar är i dålig funktion. Full av fästingar och lider av järnbrist. Men, hon har bestämt sig för att leva.
Casertas egen veterinär har undersökt henne och satt henne på massa olika mediciner. För ett par dagar sedan kom VITA till vårt Hospice. Vi kunde inte röra henne, hon var vettskrämd. Vita har redan gjort några framsteg. Små steg och snart förstår hon att hon är i tryggt förvar. Vårt Hospice är ett hus for äldre hundar, eller svårt sjuka under observation. De har sina egna sovrum, sängar och många volontärer ser till dem. Vi har två olika veterinär team som ser efter dem.
Vita bor i en egen våning, sa hon kan förbättra hälsan utan stress.
Hon ar mellan 1-2 ar gammal och väger endast 6 kg.
Vi behöver desperat eran hjälp till att kunna ge VITA all den medicine hon behöver och hälsokontroller. Vi vet inte hela kostnaden ännu, men cirka 100-200 euro i månaden.
Vi är en ideell organisation som startades 1999 av mig. Registrerad i USA and volontärer från Sverige/USA/Italien
Vi har PAYPAL (kan donera med kredit kort) på 

Eller svenskt konto (donera.)



It was on a warm day at the end of April this year.  AWL, together with wonderful people collected 1000kg dog food for the shelter Caserta that we like to help.  They work hard to find homes for many dogs, including working together with a German Organization for adoptions.  For that reason, we help them where and when we can.  Caserta Shelter has 350 dogs and 20 something cats.  The organization has it very tough, with no help they had to “get by” with everything—food, money, and volunteers.  And new dogs were brought to their shelter daily.
We had many new volunteers from AWL with us that day.  Ilena, one of our main persons walked together with Martina, our volunteer.  Martina loves English Setters! It is a very common breed in Southern Italy and used for hunting or bragging about towards other people.  When they cannot use them anymore, they drive with them out into the countryside, and throw them out on a field.  Many are starving to death, others killed in traffic.  Ilena whispered in Martina’s ear and pointed at a cage with 5-6 other dogs.  There, curled up in a corner, easily missed because she was lying deathly still, lay a black and white Setter.
Franka, a 12-14 years old Senior, had been in this shelter for many years and before that she was in another shelter.  No one knew much about her.  She had leichmania, so no one wanted to adopt her.  She was ugly they thought, blind in one eye, useless and old. Martina shouted my name.  I turned around and I read in Martina’s eyes that something was very important.  She pointed at Franka.  I looked over at the black and white Senior Setter, and my heart ached.  Martina’s eyes looked like a little girls eyes, sparkling with curiosity and love.  I nodded towards her with a smile. That was that.

We brought Franka to our Hospice and the volunteers loved her right away, especially children loved her.  An amazing journey for her, from 10 years in a cage were hope had left her soul, to the next day in the Hospice with green grass, people who loved her and medicine.  Her tail went on like crazy.  Her pride came back like a glowing aura.
Blood tests showed not just Leichmania, but they also showed kidney failure and high blood pressure.  She had to be put on a special diet, and boy was it was expensive!
One of our volunteers – Sandra — introduced her friend from Texas, Michelle who had fallen in love with Franka.  Michelle and her husband Gunter became Franka’s Guardian Angels, sponsored her and sent money and love to her account frequently. Thanks to Michelle’s gracious heart Franka could get the best possible treatment and care.  Michelle was very engaged with Franka’s life at the Hospice.  It felt great.
The last few days Franka started to show significant changes in her energy.  In the mornings she was herself, happy, eating and wagging her tail.  By the evenings her energy fell lower.  Yesterday morning I got an emergency note on my phone:  Franka was absolutely not doing well; she had to go into our veterinarian Dr. Vittorio immediately. 
Her kidneys collapsed.  There was only one thing to do and quick.  Martina held her paw and kissed her nose several times from all of us, then escorted Franka to the Rainbow Bridge.  Franka’s companion from the shelter to the Hospice completed the journey with her across the Bridge.
My heart and thankfulness goes out to everyone who was involved in Franka’s life since we found her in Caserta Shelter.  To those who are helping to keep the hospice in operation.   To those that support us as we strive to change the lives of the dogs that sit in cages, sick, and tired.  Together, we demonstrate that there is hope for we humans, because there are people who want to make a difference.
That’s Amore