Lauren knows she and her mom need to leave her abusive father and flee back home to the USA, but she can't leave without Izzy. Izzy is Lauren's only comfort on the nights she helplessly listens to her father abuse her mom. Lauren tried to stop him but her father hit her too, then threw Izzy across the room.They are hoping to leave before Christmas but don't have the money to get Izzy home. Lauren needs $500 for the veterinary exam, certificates, the kennel and airline fees.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Domestic violence victims often have to leave their homes for safety, but can't take their pets. Most will not leave their pets, prolonging their own abuse. Our programs aim to keep victims and their pets together when they flee for safety back to the USA, so they can start a new life without abuse. Pets are not just animals, they are part of the family.
How will this project solve this problem?
Izzy will be able to come home to the USA with Lauren and her mom. Left behind, Izzy would be subjected to abuse by Lauren's father.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will reduce animal abuse and help families thrive when rebuilding a healthy life away from domestic violence, one family at a time.
Total Funding Received to Date: $500
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 $500 . The original project funding goal was $500.
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