Animals Without Limits

American Swedish non profit organisation

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Goodbye Gracie

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Sadly we had to say goodbye to our Gracie. Nothing more could be done, during the weekend she became weaker, and we made the desision to say goodbye.

She was an amazing rat that helped me overcome my “rat-fear”. Teaching me how amazing they are, and funny and super clean.

We will miss our small feet running across the floor. Climbing on our backs to check out what we are eating.

You taught us a lot.

That’s Amore!

When a Rat is Getting Sick

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One morning our rescue rat Samantha started to walk in circles and tilting her head to the side. We rushed her to the veterinarian last Monday. The veterinarian told us that it could be a neurological problem.

Samantha got three shots;  for pain, vitamins and cortisone. We made a re-check appointment a couple of days later. However, if not better, come in right away.

Samantha became a little better but still, she fell when she tried to wash herself.

Friday came and we took Samantha with us to the appointment. We were nervous, still, she wasn’t herself. She hadn’t been eating, only drinking, –plus yogurt–. My favorite veterinarian Stephanie (Frau Spotl) greeted us when we walked into her clinic. She took Samantha and looked into her ears.

Bingo! Samantha got an ear infection!

Bacteria test was being made and sent away to the laboratory. Meanwhile, Samantha got antibiotic, pain medicine and protein food with her home.

It was amazing to see Samantha a couple of hours later, eating and feeling so much better. Her caretaker Olivia was most happy. We all had been scared to lose Samantha.

Why I like my veterinarian so much, some have asked me.

She listens, she teaches, she cares and she laughs. That’s for me is a Golden Keeper. Down in southern Italy, I had the same veterinarian, Dr. Damiani for four years before moving to Germany. His passion and teaching will I always carry with me.

That’s Amore!

 

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!

 

Our New Video

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Talented Swedish singer, songwriter, designer, and producer Sanne Stenbeck from HouseofSay.

New Video

 

“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.