Animals Without Limits

American Swedish non profit organisation

Category Archives: rescue

SO HAPPY FOR MIELE

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 Remember in earlier blog we wrote about Miele. Our miracle dog that has inspired many people not to give up.

 GUESS WHAT??? I got a family  Yes its true!

I am forever thankful to all of youl. You invested time, love and donations in me. You believed in me and life. YOU didn’t turn away from me when I needed you the most. I am humble.
My foster family, took me in without a hesitation, even if they have plenty of dogs already, and working full time. They coached me, they believed in me. They knew.
Dr Vittorio, he never stopped believing in my healing process, he took in specialists, and what is most loving….he gave good
discounts 
And now, I get to go to my own forever home. AWL know them since before and Mia have slept there many times, so she know that the food is great and bed comfortable and loving people and animals.
My foster family Pio and Martina know them very well too and want to drive me up. We which are working with rescuing know that we always are lacking money. AWL would like to sponsor my trip with 200 euro. (gas and road tolls) I’m going up North in Italy–pictures will be posted 
Please  and I love you all//Miele
www.animalswithoutlimits.com (Paypal or IWBank)

LOVE MAKES THE WHEELS GO-AROUND

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When rescuing animals your focus is always on the animal. Not what you can gain on being the person bringing in a life to save. Hard work, many hours, tears and sweat. Many ignorant people….but there are so many beautiful people out there too.

Martina found Gaby very sick out in the rain. Gaby was trying to reach out to people but they ignored her. When one man hit Gaby with his bag, Martina yelled to Pio; “stop the car!” She open the door and whistled. Gaby jumped in. I got a text message with a picture of the most horrible looking dog but her spirit so beautiful. Martina asked if we could bring her to the AWL Hospice.
Of course!
Weeks and months with treatments and Gaby’s tail constantly wagged. She had so must trust in us.
ElseMarie from Sweden contacted me, and wanted to adopt a dog. By that time Gaby was in my home.

I showed the picture of Else to Gaby and asked if she wanted to live with her. Gaby sniffed and her tail wagged again. Gaby’s dream was to make people happy. Gaby adopted Else and went to Sweden, and her dream came true. Sheheal hearts wherever she goes.

Else adores her Gaby so much that she wanted to return something to Martina and Pio. A fantastic portrait was being made by the artist Christina Alvner and sent own to them. What a beautiful gesture. One rescue dog is tying so many new hearts together. We humans are the lucky ones

Now that’s Amore/

Mia Mattsson Mercer

MY DOGS ARE MY MINI BUDDHIST BY Mia Mattsson-Mercer

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Our President writes weekly for Swedish Magazine NARA. WE translated her text into English.

 MY DOGS ARE MY MINI-BUDDHISTS

Living with former stray dogs is a wonderful learning experience. For several years I have followed individual street dogs or families groups among the strays.  The sense of freedom I feel with them is a kind of independence, as in constant meditation!
For me, stray dogs are my mini- Buddhists. They teach me a lot about being in touch with the present.  I am their student, invited to take part in the school of life.  Street dogs have no expectations!  And so, they have no disappointments.  Expectations are something I wrestle with in many different situations. Stay dogs are unconditional love.  I often try to love unconditionally.  In my “pack” of former strays, when we rest together during the day everything feels like fulfillment.  
Street dogs’ intuition is outstanding. They listen to their inner compass; their intuition is as a survival tool for them.  I practice with my own inner compass, to rely more on my intuition.  If they receive food, they are happy, content and satisfied.  They don’t seek to have more than they need.
Yet I still practice my desires, with dreams that I can strive for and share with fellow human beings.
When (stray) dogs are adopted, within two weeks they stop to use their internal compass.  In most cases they will be “reprogrammed ” by their new owners, just as what happens with most children.  Children also drop their intuition, as they get older.  As adults and parents, we think for the children.  It is hard not to, they need our direction, guidance and experience to learn and grow.  Or so we tell ourselves.  The same things we do for most of the dogs.  We teach them the human language, which eventually replaces their inner knowledge, their intuition.  When we dare to rely as much on intuition as children and stray dogs do, we find our own divinity within our purpose and ourselves.  We can learn and teach out our knowledge and have more compassion. To find a balance with the inner knowledge and to dare share the wisdom together with our community. Close your eyes!  Do not look at who’s coming with a wisdom message for you, but listen and the book of knowledge opens up in your mind.
We do not know who our teachers are! Let your expectations vanish and open your heart to your inner compass.  I thank my mini- Buddhists for this life’s wisdom.  They have a free mind without an ego, such that I aspire to myself.
I’m trying to remember what my soul already knows.
That’s Amore !

Mia Mattsson-Mercer

MIELE GETS BIE LOVE

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Miele got her own nurse Bie, that makes sure she is doing fine both mentally and spiritually.

You can read about Miele in earlier blogs. Her fascinating capacity to heal quick and still be so fantastic happy.

CONTRACT -IS TO FOLLOW RULES

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I’ve said all along, AWL is not an adoption agency. We are a rescue organization. But, because of our rescues, we end up in the mode of seeking qualified, quality homes for them when they are ready.
We have a lifelong responsibility to these dogs/cats, both a legal responsibility but more importantly an ethical and moral responsibility. When adopting a dog (or cat) via AWL we insist that you sign a contract after some time together with your knew friend. The contract demands that AWL must be informed and given FIRST CHANCE to take the animal back if you find you can’t/don’t want to keep your new family member. AWL must be part of any re-homing, because whomever you think you have found to take him/her from you MUST meet our screening and background requirements. The same goes for euthanization. We state clearly that any behavior problems you are having with the animal, we will work with you to resolve the problem(s)… but we can’t do that without your involvement and contacting us. And most importantly, without you meeting YOUR contractual obligations as stipulated in the contract YOU signed when you committed to your adopted dog or cat.
Bluntly put, if YOU can’t live with your obligations YOU will agreed to in the adoption contract, then DON’T ADOPT AN ANIMAL FROM AWL. We WILL bring violations of the terms of the contract to the attention of appropriate legal authorities and your chain of command.
Thank you
Mia Mattsson Mercer
President AWL

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

WE FOUND ANOTHER LITTLE ANGEL

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 This is Eva (Eve) she is an English Setter found running around on the highway with a rope hanging around her neck. She was rescued by Flavia and brought to Dr Damiani clinic for examination.

 She is very under weight but have a great mind and heart. First she is a little shy but after 1 minute she is playing and having fun. She is a petite girl only 10 kg.

Thanks to you and your support she can stay in the hospice for treatment and a lot of love. Ombra the male English Setter loves Eve. That’s Amore.