Battered Americans living overseas often have pets that are being abused. When they want to flee back home to the USA, the American Embassies may be able to issue repatriation loans for the victims, but not for their pets. They are then forced to leave their pets behind with the abuser, facing further abuse, abandonment or even death. With this program, 5 pets will be able to be rescued in 2014 and brought back home to the USA.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
This project will solve the issues of Americans abused overseas that are fleeing back home to safety but don't have the funds to also get their pets back to the USA.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will rescue 5 pets and get them back to the USA including the costs of a the veterinary certifications, a kennel and shipping costs.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will reduce animal abuse and help families thrive when rebuilding a healthy life away from domestic violence.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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