Animals Without Limits

American Swedish non profit organisation

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Painting Together With Horses

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Art together with horses has a fantastic healing capacity.

Laughter, hugs, and colors brighten every hearts up.

(No toxic colors and they are washable)

We will have this program available working together with our rescue horses.

For more information contact us awlrescueteam@gmail.com

 

Let our Love Continue

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If you read my last blog entry about “hate ” you will understand this  “follow up”.

Olivia, my daughter started to learn how an organization works behind the “scenes.” She was learning more about how to rescue animals, and also how to promote a campaign. How to receive help from others, and how to collect donations.

There are numerous of kind people out there that truly want to rescue animals, but don’t realise (many times) the tough work. All the free hours that are put in volunteering every day. Well, I wanted to teach/educate her together with my son Max, about the wonderful and also difficult situations it means to run an organization.

Together we started, “Olivia rescue Horses Campaign”.

Little would we have known, and understand, that some people could be rude and make false accusation about her work. –You can read all about it in the last blog entry–

Olivia became very sad, and I could saw her energy going down. As a mother, you want to protect your children, like a momma bear.

Amazingly, there were many people that read my words, wrote back and made beautiful comments about Olivia, and her work with the horses. Me the Momma Bear, got very happy emotional and very thankful to all you that wrote with love to her (and me).

I read them all for Olivia.

We talked about it if we would let these negative people have power over us.

Olivia thought for a minute, and then said, “Mom, no one should quiet any actions made out of Love.”

I couldn’t agree more, and I am so proud of her, that she feels that strongly in her heart and mind. Of course, I will support her all the way, however,  Momma Bear will take a (small) step back.

Yesterday, I and Olivia went to a polo horse stable to meet Julia a 16-year-old polo-horse. Again we heard the soul whisper, “I am someone!” I cannot describe the feeling of meeting a soul that is tired, their mind is tired, their body is tired. But I recognize the feelings.

It is heavy!

Right away, Julia felt comfortable with Olivia and rested her head in Olivia’s arms. Gently, Olivia kissed Julia above her eyelid. “I see you!” she whispered back to the beautiful soul.

A vibrate moment of peace occurred in the stable.

Some people might ask me, why rescue another horse when the founds are coming slowly for the other Animals?

Its not an easy answer, since it is a feeling I have inside of me since my childhood. Several of you know me and my history,  and some of you have read my books where I mentioned my tough childhood. How I as a child, many times had to visit the hospital due to being abused.

I was being badly abused for years.

No one dared to stand up for me and speak, to end my horrible situation. I still can recall the feeling when the persons in my life looked at me with sad guilty embarrassed eyes, and then walked away. I was totally alone.

Your brain stops working. You are going on half energy to survive, not to be able to remember. The same with Animals in stress.

They called me dumb.  I was absolutely not dumb, it was my defense mechanism,  my brain had to disconnect to be able to survive. You are waiting to be saved. Like Animals.

Children and Animals we react the same.

This is why, I cannot walk away without at least try, and to beg YOU to help Julia to the retirement she so deserves. That we not only look at her picture with pitty but that we actually will do something together for sweet Julia.

Olivia and I cannot do this alone, let us become a team, and give Julia a wonderful retirement.

That’s Amore!

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Why This Hate?

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Why the Hate?

Dear Friends and Followers,

I feel compelled to address some comments that have come to my attention regarding Olivia’s involvement in our horse rescue campaigns and her role with AWL and our horses. It makes me very sad that I even had to take the time to write this, but I want to go on record with our petition.

Anyone who knows me, and AWL, will know that I have always included my children, where appropriate, in our rescue missions. I believe very strongly in teaching compassion and helping my children to learn how wonderful and enriching relationships with animals can be for our lives. And I hope that one day they will help me to spread the word about animal rescue as they go out into the world.

Recently, my daughter Olivia has been playing an active role in our horse rescues. And she has been visible in our campaigns and fundraising efforts. She has her own horse and is on her way to becoming an accomplished rider. But I wanted her to understand the plight of horses who are not as fortunate as Sunshine. And to understand the complicated and very challenging process of rescuing those horses. And also, the care involved once they are rescued.

Somehow, somewhere along the line, some people have started to speculate that we are rescuing horse FOR Olivia. And the story is being changed into Olivia somehow having a very privileged position in this process. I don’t know the motivation. Jealousy? Bitterness? Ignorance? Whatever the case, it has resulted in Olivia being insulted, bullied, made to feel bad for doing something good that comes from her heart and her love of animals.

So going forward I am going to keep Olivia’s contributions to our horse rescue missions more private. She will, of course, help me to care for these wonderful animals who need a team to keep them well. But I will not shine a spotlight on her until I feel it will be safe and productive to do so.

The animal rescue community is full of wonderful people. And so many times we must waste energy defending our good works against those who spew hate. I continue to hope against all hope that I will not have to do this again.

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Sanctuary is Growing

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Little would I know going to our veterinarian (specialist in exotic animals) with our sick bearded dragon Bob I would leave the clinic with 4 new “friends’ in need of homes.

I am teaching my Animal Study class the importance of taking care of a pet. Nothing you get ride of when getting board. It’s sad to see healthy animals being brought to veterinarians to be put down. I can only imagine how the veterinarian feels, their job is to help animals to get better, and when suffering help them peacefully to eternal sleep.

When I saw the turtles in plastic buckets (rectangular) I couldn’t turn my back.

Me and my children drove to the store and bought material to fence in the pond. I am so grateful to the workers in the store that patiently tried to understand what I wanted. Its difficult in German to explain building material. I got perfect help. Thank you HELA.

Ali came and started to help, and today, we are going to continuing building.

Our Sanctuary is now bigger than it ever became in Italy! We are fewer volunteers too due to location.

We ask you for your support, every donation counts and goes to the animal and building material. (200 euro for the material.)

Salad, fruit, and worms are needed to our big turtles, rats, Quail and Bearded Dragon Cass (and of course when Billy Bob is coming home from the clinic)

Donation information please go to our main page and scroll down.

From all our hearts, thank you for your support and attention.

That’s Amore!

 

Working on the D Vitamins

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Amazingly, we can provide Miracle some Sunshine during these dark days (its getting brighter day by day) He loved having warmth relaxing his muscles.

I think this was the first time Miracle received Solarium for Horses. He is 26 years old rescue horse/retired from being a riding school horse in southern Italy. (Now in S Germany together with us as an AWL Horse.)

Two more horses from the same stable are coming up the end of this month. And we will provide the same service as we give Miracle.

All your donations (earmarked Horses) will go to give them the best services. Please, help us help them to have the wonderful retirement that they so deserve. Not end up in a slaughterhouse with anxiety and worthlessness as their last feelings.

WE cannot save them all, however we can all help to make a difference.

That’s Amore,

 

 

 

Hope is Qual

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Bird Hope

Update on Hope!

Qual = Vaktel pa svenska.

Hope is a qual, a beautiful one. Her wing and one leg still need to heal. However, I found out this afternoon that Hope was sleeping together with my daughter under her blanket.

Olivia (my daughter) is amazing, feeding Hope with live worms.

It is the children of today that will become the rescuer of tomorrow

That’s Amore!

MIa CEO/AWL

 

 

“Rats” they are Cute

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For many months has my daughter wished for rats. I have to admit I wasn’t that happy with the thought. One part of me said, You have heard that they are intelligent and great pets. The other part of me said, Not in my home with ten dogs. And, Rats! They are kind of…. I couldn’t find the right word, only the feeling. Rats had been a long symbol of death and pestilence, they haunt our nightmares and scuttle in our walls, scaly tails dragging behind them. And rats cause billions of dollars in damage!!

However, my daughter had only one wish. The rats had to be adopted, not bought.

To my suprise, it wasn’t hard to find rats to adopt. Several families didn’t  have the time anymore.

Spoons and Grace are now members of the AWL household team, educating us more about rodents.

They’re VERY social so it’s best to have more than one rat!

To be honest! I love them (my children and two of the dogs) They are incradable sweet, easy, intillegent and very clean– cleaner than a cat (true fact). When I enter the room they run to the cage door (cage is huge) and waits for me to open and take them out.

Never judge rats until you have really get to know them!

That’s Amore!

PS Thank you Diana for helping with the adoption.