Because of you we helped three times the number of pets in domestic violence crisis in 2013 as compared to 2012! That is an incredible increase because of caring people like you who understand how important pets are to families.
This holiday sixteen families will be safe in a home with their pets away from violence. We are beyond grateful for your support.
Here is a quote from a grateful pet owner: "Having Misty with us during our escape back home in October was the most important thing for my kids. If we would have had to leave her behind we would have been devastated. Saying thank you is not enough. I hope one day I can become financially stable enough to donate to your pets program."
For those of you who already give recurring donations to our protecting pets in domestic violence program, we thank you so much. For those of you who have not given recurring donations, please consider becoming a recurring donor between December 20th and December 31st and Global Giving will match your December donation 100% as long as the recurring donation lasts four months.
If you give $20 a month for four months, your $80 becomes $100!
We sincerely thank you for your support and wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday.
The AODVC Team
First I want to personally thank you for your support of our Protecting Pets in Domestic Violence Crisis program. This program is critical to the safety of the beloved pets of the American victims we help get back to the USA.
As a supporter, I also wanted to let you know that I have published my memoir, Harvesting Stones, An American woman's international journey of survival, almost 15 years after escaping Dubai.
If you are interested, my memoir goes into detail of why I was compelled to start the organization. To read the first chapter for free please go to www.harvestingstonesbook.com
For the launch on October 7th, the kindle version will be available on amazon.com at a discounted price of only $2.99.
Folks that buy Harvesting Stones between October 7th and October 17th, and leave a review, will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. On October 18th we will pick the lucky winner!
I truly appreciate your belief in my vision and our mission. Warmest wishes, Paula
When Constance and her children were ready to flee abuse in France and come home, they didn't have the money to bring their beloved labrador Waldo home with them. Because of your donations we were able to get Waldo the necessary vaccinations, a kennel and paid the shipping fees for Waldo back to the USA.
Constance and her children are now in a transitional housing program in the mid-west. Their healing from abuse with take time, and there are still legal battles to fight, but Waldo continues to provide the unconditional love that is so important in healing his family's trauma.
Thank you for all that you do to help protect pets in domestic violence crisis!
Warmest wishes, Paula
Because of your generous donations Romeo and Juliet, the beloved kitties of Jessica, are safe and sound back in the USA. Jessica doesn't have children but considers Romeo and Juliet her babies. When she needed to flee back to the USA to escape her violent husband the American Embassy would only give her a repatriation loan for her but not for her kitties. Juliet contacted us, and because of you, Jessica was able to get Romeo and Juliet back home safe with her.
Here is a note from Jessica: I am home happy and safe with Romeo & Juliet! They are my precious babies and because of you they are home with me away from the terrible abuse. When my husband would get mad at me he would throw my babies against the wall. There aren't words to thank you enough for helping us get home safely.
Because of your generosity, six families arrived back home to the USA with their beloved pets. Four dogs and two cats.
Pets are a lifeline to donestic violence victims and especially to children who are abused. A pet gives them unconditional love in a violent home and can make all of the difference in a child's resilience and long term affects of abuse.
Here is a quote from someone you helped: "We can't believe we made it home with Bugsy. The children would not leave without him and you made it possible. We can't thank you enough for all you have done for us. Bugsy is happy with a backyard to play in and every day he is full of love, not cowering in a corner afraid.."
Thank you for protecting pets!
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