Can You Help Kai Get Home?

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Raised Remaining


Kai is a beloved pet of two brothers, Jay & Kyle, and their mom Charlene. Charlene tried to escape her abusive husband in Greece for years but because of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, she could not get her sons out. The boys were also hit by their father when they tried to stop the attacks. Now both are 16 and Charlene can flee Greece back to the USA. The plan to escape is in place but they need $400 to get Kai the necessary paperwork, a kennel and fees to fly back home

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The boys grew up watching their father beat their mother. Kai was their only comfort. Now that they are both 16, they have a chance to escape without Charlene facing kidnapping charges. Unfortunately, the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction does not have a domestic violence defense so American mothers cannot get their kids out of the foreign country back home to the USA until they turn 16.

How will this project solve this problem?

The boys do not want to leave without Kai because they know their father will take revenge on Kai. They are afraid for Kai's life. Donations to this project means Kai will be able to return home to the USA with the family and they can start their lives over far away from the terrible violence they experienced and being to heal.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will reduce animal abuse and help families thrive when rebuilding a healthy life away from domestic violence. Kai is vital to the family's healing after sustaining such long-term abuse.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $400

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $400 .  The original project funding goal was $400.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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A microproject connected to this project:

Protecting Pets in Domestic Violence Crisis
Often times, it is not only a spouse and children that are abused in domestic violence situations, but also pets. Pets are often abused and used to manipulate a victim from leaving an abusive household. AODVC provides international danger to safety relocations for pets so that they can leave the abusive situation with mom and kids and live a life free from violence. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

Paula Lucas

Portland, OR United States

Where is this project located?

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