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, 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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Poppy's mom Gretchen called us after she fled her abuser in Asia. She arrived to the USA and had planned to go to stay with her father with Poppy.

Unfortunately, Gretchen's father caught covid. He was quite ill although luckily he did not have to be hospitalized. Gretchen and Poppy had no where to go. She didn't know what to do.

Gretchen communicated via email with us. We were able to find a domestic violence shelter for Gretchen that could also take Poppy.

Gretchen stayed in the shelter until her father was no longer contagious. Gretchen and Poppy are very happy and safe. Poppy loves to take long walks in the Autumn air.

Because of donors like you, Pathways advocates are available to help victims like Gretchen and Poppy after fleeing violence abroad!

Thank you

The Pathways Team

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Moo is safe and happy because of you! When his human mom Michelle contacted us by email she was distraught. She desperately needed to escape her abusive husband in Europe and return home with her beloved fur-baby Moo.

Michelle was so confused about how to get back home with Moo especially with covid and the quarantine.

Our email advocate was able to help Michelle navigate her situation, and help her understand everything she would need to do to bring Moo home with her.

Moo is puurfectly happy now at home with Michelle and his human grandparents. Thank you so much for helping pets escape domestic violence! The Pathways' Team

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Winona contacted Pathways by email in late February. She had been living in Sweden with her American husband and her dog Dakota. Her husband's abuse had become untolerable. When she told him she couldn't take it anymore and she wanted to go home, he threatened to kill Dakota if she left.

After dozens of email communications, Anna, a Pathways advocate, helped Winona arrange all the logistics to help her come home to the USA with Dakota. Anna would never leave her beloved Dakota behind.

Luckily, they got home just before the covid-19 restrictions began. Dakota is happy and safe with Winona at Winona's parents home. He has lots of room to run and play with their dog Pugsie.

Thank you for protecting pets from domestic violence! The Pathways Team!

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Malisa had been communicating with a Pathways advocate for several months via email planning her escape from her abuser. She had everything arranged except for a place to keep her furbaby, Anselmo, when she arrived back to the USA.

A Pathways' advocate was able to provide Malisa with a list of shelters that had facilities for pets as well as foster homes for Anselmo.

We are happy to report that Malisa and Anselmo are back together and living safely in a home without violence!

Donors like tou make these happy endings possible. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!


The Pathways' Team

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Location: Portland, OR - USA
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