Please Help Get Izzy Home Safely With Lauren

$500 $0
Raised Remaining


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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $500

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 $500 .  The original project funding goal was $500.



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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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