Help Beth And Her Rescue Animals Flee Violence

$1,800 $0
Raised Remaining


Beth's husband has become increasingly abusive since they moved to India two years ago. During that time Beth rescued a dog, Waffles, and two cats, Snicker and Doodles. Beth is ready to flee India and come home and live with her brother but her husband controls all of the money. Beth is desperate to get herself and her three precious pets home, where she can re-start her life.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Beth, like so many American women who move overseas, thought her life in India would be wonderful. Her husband has made sure it isn't. He allowed her to rescue Waffles, Snicker and Doodles but threatens to hurt them too when he goes into violence rages. Beth just wants to come home with her pets and get away from the abuse. Beth knows if she leaves them in India, her husband will put them out on the street, where they will certainly starve to death or be killed.

How will this project solve this problem?

Beth will be able to come home with Waffles, Snicker and Doodles, and live with her sister. Beth has no access to any money. She will need to an airline ticket, the cost to bring her pets on the plane, health certifications, a crate for Waffles and a carry-on for Snicker and Doodles, Beth has a friend who is going to help her with logistics while Beth's husband is at work. Beth and her rescue pet will be able flee home and live without abuse.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project serves 500 women per year, plus their children and pets, empowering them to find alternatives to a life of violence so their children grow up in violence free homes with their self-esteem in tact with the hope of stopping the cycle of violence in future generations.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,800

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 $1,800 .  The original project funding goal was $1,800.



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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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Project Leader

Paula Lucas

Portland, OR United States

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