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Thank You Danke Tack

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A super big thank you to Helen Berg, for this amazing big Christmas Package. 

Tungelsta Häst och Hund a big thank you for the bandages. 

http://www.tungelstahasthund.se

Our Rescue Horses will look even more amazing now.

Thank you Sweden, our Rescue Horses will look amazing.

Summer Greetings from our Rescue Horses

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This summer has been truly hot here in southern Germany. I guess the three of our southern Italy horses felt like home with the similar heat from the Campanian Region.

Most important thing is that all four are enjoying life, I can assure you that. Every morning are they out on the fields, being walked in the forest, eating good nutrient food a couple of times a day. And not to forget their vitamins and medicines.

We could never do this without your support. And we surely need your help.

There are many more horses that are in need of help. They have worked hard for their owners, and are not useful anymore.

AWL is having a great “thank you” program where we want to give back, to the horse(s), as a thank you for what they have done for the humans; Success, education and maybe money and prestige.

We are also turning it around, Horses as our Teachers. In October are we going to have a workshop here in southern Germany, where the rescue horses are going to be our teachers. Do you dare to “hear” what they have to say?

For more information please contact awlrescueteam@gmail.com

That’s Amore!

 

Look! Here I am

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This is Fulvio and he has waited for a forever home for six months now. We still cannot understand why no one would like to adopt him!

He had a rough start in his life, born on the streets of Neapels in Italy. At an age of 4 months, he got caught by the dogcatchers. They brought him to a very stressful veterinarian clinic where they spay and neuter strays.

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There are No emotions! It’s like a fabric. The sound from hundreds of dogs with anxiety hurts both heart and ears.

Fulvio didn’t have any owner that was waiting for him.

After getting castrated the dog catchers drove him out to the streets and dumped him into a pack of other stray dogs.

Fulvio got severed attacked by a group of strays that protected their territories.

Luckily an Animal Volunteer came passing by and got me out from the dog’s teeth. She drove me to a nice veterinarian and they stitched me up and gave me medicine.

Despite all this is Fulvio a wonderful sweet and funny dog, that love play with other dogs. He is gentle and sweet towards people. This makes us suprised why no one want to adopt him.

Now I am 10 months old and cannot stay any longer at the place he was brought to.

Fulvio’s biggest wish is to feel loved and secured.

To the best family, he can travel. He got his pet passport, up to date shots, dewormed, flea free, newly washed and smells like a puppy: fresh.

Please, give me a second chance. Contact our CEO Mia Mattsson-Mercer

awlrescueteam@gmail.com

 

The Horses Still Need Help

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The transformation with our three rescue horses are a very fantastic gift back to follow, but we cannot end our help only because they look great on the outside.

They still need our help with healthy nutritional food, their medicines, and dental work. Veterinarian visits, and sometimes x-rays.

We are running out of funds and truly need your help.

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GummiBears Heart medicine cost 100 euro/month.

Blood tests to monitor how the medicines are working/helping

Vaccinations are 50 euro per horse/ six months (+-)

Farrier 60-80 euro per horse/8-12 weeks, since their hooves are still in bad shape.

Dentists are coming up this weekend, and that will be around 150 euro per horse.

We cannot give up on the horses because of the “costs” and our values. GummiBear, Rihanna, and Miracle have all worked so hard for us humans. For our pleasure and many times our ego. Isn’t it our job to give thanks back?

This summer we will start different new projects. Our horses play an important role in our “Horses Healing Children”,  and the Therapeutic Horse Program for Children with special needs. Keep an eye out for our announcement.

Also, we have several horses waiting to come to our Sanctuary. It’s amazing people all around Europe have heard about our fantastic transformation with the rescue horses.

They are getting all the treatments they need. We listen to the horse’s desires, and “special” compose their programs for the days. Not all rescue horses want to walk in a pasture all days.

In my experience, many of the horses have gone into their own “mind” to survive their daily work. Some are racehorses, polo horses, riding school horses, private horses, every horse that hasn’t been treated with respect can get a mental breakdown. When they come to us we let them rest and work only by observing them.

Healing and Animal Communication.

It only takes a few days until the horses open up. Trust has been built between us.

When the horse gets an ok from the veterinarian healthwise, we create what the horses want and need.

GummiBear 25 years-old, would like to eat the whole day 🙂 and he loves his walks and play ‘follow John” in the riding arena, be out in the green big pastures. Like an old man appreciating his retirement. He loves Rihanna, our other rescue power girl. He loves company. He doesn’t want to be “alone” among working horses anymore. So we let him have that (not overeating of course).

Miracle 28 years old (soon) loves to be part of the horse community, walking around together with me greeting them all, eating a lot of carrots, and be part of everything we do. Sometimes riding a little, but only slow pleasure riding looking at all the trees.  So we let him have that.

Rihanna, 20 years-old, our power Princess Warrior girl. What a fighter, and clear in what she wants (and not). Former successful jumper, then the success went dark. Tried as a Riding school horse, but to fast. Left in a box. The Lady at the place called and asked me to take her.

Rihanna is having an amazing mind of her own, and she clearly has shown us she doesn’t want to be on vacation. Rihanna loves to be ridden (carefully) at the jumping arena, to be among the other jumpers, to smell the atmosphere.

Now, can she still jump? Only “bunny” jumps, and we are not out after a jumping horse either. However, what makes her happy will make her into a content (happy) horse.

Surely, we make her be in the atmosphere of her past good memories, and we, we let her remember.

We let them all remember, what it ones felt to be appreciated.

That’s Amore!

 

 

Nico is Searching for a Family

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Nico Is Looking For A Family!

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Do you remember our special boy Nico? The dog whose American family could not take him back to the States because he was so sick he couldn’t get a health stamp in his passport? Let me remind you and bring you up-to-date on his story…

Three years ago, Nico was adopted (not from AWL, but from another rescue organization in Spain) by an American family in Southern Germany. He was loved from the minute they brought him home. But it was not an easy adoption. The family discovered that he had problems with his back legs. He had surgery on one back knee and later the other. They worked very hard helping him to walk again. He hated water and refused to swim, so his therapy consisted of tiny walks, making him a little stronger each day.

After a few weeks, Nico started showing signs of depression. Two different veterinary clinics said it could be an allergy. His appearance started to change drastically. He became pale and lost a lot of weight. He looked like a dog ready to die. And he was ready to die.

When the American vet on the military base saw him, he did a leishmania test and it came out positive. Nico would be denied permission to travel.

In December 2017, only two weeks before departing for the US, the family began a search for a foster family for Nico. A family that could take care of him until he would be healthy enough to make the trip to the US. AWL answered the call as I had worked with several leishmania cases in Southern Italy and I knew it is possible to get great results.

When I saw Nico the first time he was very, very sick. And it has been a lot of hard work getting him back to health. At the beginning he slept many hours a day. He ate small portions of food 5 times a day. I took him to the German veterinarian and we did more blood tests to assess his situation so we could begin his medication.

During the next 30 days, I had to inject him with glucantime twice a day. He was a great dog letting me do my job. He also took 300 mg of Allopurinol every day and he got extra protein orally, along with his special food. And let’s not forget the love and tenderness that he needed to feel comfortable and heal.

To our delight, Nico started to gain weight. And strength. He started to run wild outside, barking at everything like he was discovering the world for the first time. He was curious and wobbly like a puppy since he needed to rebuild the muscles in his back legs. He has the run of a big garden so he can do as he pleases and recovers at his own pace.

When AWL accepted Nico as a foster, we agreed that when he was healthy enough, he would be transferred from Frankfurt, Germany to Texas, USA. And last month his blood tests showed that his organs were improving. Not yet 100% as his immune system is still week, but he is getting close.

I started worrying about Nico’s journey. Remembering that Leishmania could be exacerbated by stress, I wondered how his body would tolerate the trip that could end up taking 24 hours, especially if there were delays. After lying in his crate for 2 hours, it takes Nico a couple of steps to unfold himself. How would he do with extended periods of confinement. Although I have had dogs with Leishmania travel around Europe, I was still worried. Like a human patient living with HIV turning into AIDS, the immune system is fragile and suddenly the condition can go downhill rapidly.

After coming back from the brink of death, would a trip to the US take him there again?

So this weekend I talked to the family and explained Nico’s situation. And they shared my concerns. I asked if they would consider adoption in Europe where we could drive him to his new home? And the said yes! They thought long and hard about jeopardizing his health again and decided to do what would be best for him.

So….here we are. We need to find Nico a forever home with a family here in Europe. He is now full of life. He’s only three years old. He’s crate trained. He loves to play with my other 9 dogs. He would love to have a big garden. He loves walks (although his is full of enthusiasm and does tend to pull a bit). He is used to children.

Nico is castrated (neutered). His shots are up-to-date. And he has his pet passport.

Please help us to give Nico what he is dreaming about. A family that will appreciate his amazing story. His energy. And his cheeky personality.

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The Horses Still Needs Your Help

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Miracle, Rihanna, and GummiBear are getting better for each day that goes by. Thanks for YOUR help we can keep it this way.

Let’s face it, it is expensive to take care of one horse need. We have been told numerous times that it would be cheaper to put them down.

We refuse to give up! Our goal is to give THANKS back for every child/person they have had on their back for twenty years. For the sweat, they have dropped for us humans. For all the money they have made us humans earn while they have been working hard.

It’s time to give back! Respect any life! Say “Thank you, what can I do for you now?”

GummiBear blood test cost 100 Euro but it’s important to get the correct analyze. He is on heart medicine, zinkmedication, and Cushing meditation

Every month we have a cost of 1000 euro and that is not including other needs, like the dentist (coming next week) farrier and other veterinarian costs.

We please ask for your kindness and help them have a great, healthy, relaxing, time they have left on our Earth.

First the Farrier had to come

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Their hoofs really needed to be worked on. The farrier had to come right away and have a serious work on eight hoofs.

Afterward, Rihanna (20y) was so sensitive walking on the hard ground that she had to be put on Metacam.

Gummibear (24) seemed to feel relieved after the work was being done on his hoofs.

Two beautiful souls on their new journey of life. A way for us to say, Thank you for everything you have been giving to us Humans.

That’s Amore