Animals Without Limits

American Swedish non profit organisation

Category Archives: shelter cleaning



AWL went today out to Rossella Shelter; clean dogs, clean cages and kiss and hug them.
The puppy group got a lot of Amore from our great volunteers, Olivia and Jackie. Thanks Jackie for bringing towels and treats. As always, your heart is big.

Our Lupetta that had two of her back legs broken–been in the shelter for 3 years –is making progress. Thanks to my fantastic warm hearted volunteer Lindy. Lindy is re-habing Lupetta with; taking her out asap, gives her water and great treats, gives her a bath and massage, and working with her back legs. Today, Lupetta was outside for her first time in 3 years! (I am on the inside Shelter taking the picture)

Here I am holding Lupetta. Your donations are helping AWL rescue dogs, thank you everyone.

From Sweden, in my baggage back to Italy, I had great donations package from Malaro Farskfoder
Bags of dried goodies (pig ears, lamb tummy, pigtails, tasty crackers salmon etc) Great shampoo that are helping and soothing skin problems. Thank you Tina, you made so many dogs happy. They got something tasty and wonderful to nibble on, making time go faster in their cages. We were so touched to watch them.
This was another Amore Bitter Sweet Day
Thank you every one, you were as always a good great hard working Animal Friend!
Keegan, Kristin, Lindy, Charity, Eric, Ethan, Rebeca, Ben, Jackie, Olivia, Todd, Blanca with friend, Rossella and her two Italian volunteers, and Mia.
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Dog Orders given by AWL volunteer, Eric at the Shelter Cleaning Mission

More Hot Heros


Linda is a super trooper volunteer. She is loving, got speed and she is confident, just what AWL and the dogs need.

Jenny is a Swedish girl, living together with her Italian boyfriend in Napoli. Jenny is our translator and washer, a darn good one.
It was very hot this day so we didn’t mind ourselves getting wet.

The volunteers used cups of water to wet those dogs down that was afraid of the hose. That is Amore thinking volunteers!

This German Shepard was a new comer to the Rossella shelter and was in a big need of grooming. The handy Mandy guys..Darren and Eric did wonders.

Darren and Erci cutting of some dreadlocks. What an Amore day! Thank you ALL.

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Rossella Shelter



This is where AWL had their Cleaning Mission 3. This time we focused on the dogs, and most of them loved it. It was a wet Amore day. And, the volunteers did all the work brilliant.

AWL Cleaning Day


AWL packed their cars with blankets and shampoo, treats and equipment, and drove out to Rosella’s Shelter to clean a lot of dogs. In +32 c, strong sun, the volunteers Jenny, Jackie, Darren, Linda, Vince, Anthony, Elisabeth, Todd and Eric was a perfect group. They accomplished so much and no errors were made.

This beautiful sweet dog has a problem with her back legs, it seems like they have been broken. Her fur was thinned to half–she looked so slim and beautiful afterwards– and being washed, we could tell she loved every minute of Linda’s and Jenny’s love

Eric, our trooper among big dogs, did a fantastic job on these strong dogs together with Kristine.

Kristene stepped in assisting everyone, here she helped Linda rinse the dog with a cup instead of the hose that scared this little girl.
AFN filmed and helped out so wonderfully with these dogs, Vince, Elisabeth and Anthony thanks for spending a Saturday, filming the situation and inspiring others to join in the future.
All, thank you for you Amore and Healing hands today!
Photos Copyright (c) 2009, Todd A. Mercer. All Rights Reserved.

Interview with Volunteers


On Friday, we had a going away/appreciation dinner for two volunteers who had helped with all the shelter cleanings. We hate to see them go, but had a good dinner and conversation. Seemed like a good time to conduct an intereview!

Cleaning Shelter Secind Time


The alarm went off at 0500 this morning, it was time to make lunch for AWL volunteers that would be out in the shelter cleaning all the dogs today.

With a fever, I returned back home early, and I wanted so much to stay with the great people that are on a sunny Saturday working very hard. They have the biggest, unselfish hearts, and my hat is off for you all (more later).

Every time I would bend down, I’ see stars, not easy with an ear and sinus infection, I wanted a dark corner to curl up in.
But you all out there today, thank you so much for doing this for the dogs. You guys are Amore!