Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence

by Pathways to Safety International
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence
Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence

Without a doubt, the last two years have been challenging for all of us. The pandemic has changed the way we work, how we live, how our children go to school, kept us in isolation and often plunged us into financial hardship.

For battered American women & children, and their pets abroad, isolated at home with the abuser, abuse has increased an estimated three-fold. Providing support is difficult with the majority of support being conducted via email.

Travel restrictions have meant victims and their pets have had to endure so much abuse. With the pandemic coming to an end, we know we will be experiencing an influx of requests to help precious pets escape with their families back home to safety in the United States.

As always, Pathways will be available to help in any way we can to get pets home.

Thank you and we wish you and your families happiness, health and prosperity as we enter a New Year.

The Pathways' Team

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Holly emailed Pathways explaining she was trying to leave her abusive fiance' and flee back home for safety with Elsa, her beloved companion. Holly was confused about how she could fly home with covid restrictions and how she could bring Elsa back home with her. And plan it all without her fiance' finding out.

A Pathways email advocate helped Holly understand what the travel rules for the country she was in regards to returning to the USA, and what the requirements were to bring Elsa with her.

With her abusive fiance' working from their home most of the time, Holly did her best to communicate by email with Pathways in secret. A Pathways advocate explained to Holly how to minimize the chance of her fiance' discovering their emails.

Finally, after several weeks, Holly is back home in the USA with Elsa! Elsa is loving living at Elsa's mom's house and has two other dogs to play with.

Without your support, advocacy, safety planning and emotional support to victims abroad would not be possible.

Thank you from the Pathways' Team, Holly, and of course, Elsa!

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Titan's mom Madaline emailed Pathways with a heart breaking incident. Her abuser had booted Titan across the room in a fit of rage. Luckily, Titan didn't sustain any permanent injuries but Madeline was distraught. Her husband had been abusive to her, but kicking Titan? He was her baby.

A Pathways' advocate helped Madeline and, navigating covid travel restrictions, was able to assist Madeline's recent escape back home to safety with Titan. They are happy and settling back into Madeline grandparents home in the USA. Titan is the center of attention!

Without donors like you, protecting innocent victims of abuse like Titan would not be possible. Thank you so much for your care and support!

Paula Lucas

Founder

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Skeeter is the well-loved, goofy fur baby of his human mom Enya. Enya desperately needed to escape the abuse of her husband and flee home to the USA but could not leave Skeeter behind.

A Pathways' advocate spent several weeks emailing back and forth with Enya providing resources, guidance, advocacy and emotional support. The pandemic complicated not only Enya fleeing home but also getting Skeeter home. Leaving the house was challenging as Enya's abusive husband was working remotely. Timing their departure was harrowing. Finally, a plan that was put into place was successful and Enya was able to return home safely with Skeeter.

Without donors like you, we would not have the staff available to assist American victims and their pets like Enya and Skeeter in their time of need. We truly appreciate your support of our mission.

The Pathways' Team.

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Without a doubt, 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. The pandemic has changed the way we work, how we live, how our children go to school, kept us in isolation and often plunged us into financial hardship.

For battered American women & children abroad isolation at home with the abuser, abuse has increased an estimated three-fold. Providing support is difficult with the majority of support being conducted via email.

With it being so difficult to escape, pets in violent households are also suffering. Logistics of escaping domestic violence with a precious dog or cat have been overwhelming for victims.

With covid vaccines on the horizon we are expecting a surge of victims seeking assistance with helping them get home with their pets in the coming months.

We hope you will consider another donation before the end of the year to provide funds to meet the coming surge in 2021. And if not, we understand. This year has been hard on everyone.

Thank you and we wish you and your families happiness, health and prosperity as we enter a New Year.

The Pathways' Team

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