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

Cindy called us from Spain desperate to escape her abusive husband with her furbaby Luna. She had already gotten a repatriation loan for herself to come home but the costs to bring Luna home were not covered. Cindy asked us for the costs to get Luna's vet certificate, an in-cabin crate and the $200 flight fee. Because of donations like yours we were able to help Cindy. They flew home last week just in time to be home for Thanksgiving!

Here is part of an email we received from Cindy. "I am so happy. You have no idea how much being able to bring Luna home with me meant. When I get a job, I am going to donate to your organization so other American women with pets can come home too."

We hope you also had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And thank you for helping Cindy bring Luna home!

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Harvey & Andy
Harvey & Andy

Erin called AODVC from Sweden where she had been living with her husband, her son Harvey, and the family dog, Andy. Erin always made sure that her life appeared to be wonderful to all of her family and friends back home. However, things in Erin’s life really were not wonderful, Erin’s husband was an alcoholic. He frequently would come home very drunk and angry for nearly any reason. He would shout, throw things, and became abusive to everyone in the family.

Andy, took most of the abuse as he would bark and try to get in the way anytime Erin’s husband started shouting or becoming physically violent with Erin or Harvey. Andy was Harvey’s best friend and a lot of time his hero when Harvey’s dad would lose control. AODVC was able to bring Erin, Harvey, and Andy back to the US, helping them to escape the severe abuse from her husband. Both Harvey and Erin would have been absolutely devastated to leave Andy behind.

Thank you for allowing us to help families like Erin’s!

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Cindy & Zeus
Cindy & Zeus

Cindy had rescued her Dog Zeus as a puppy while living in Naples. Zeus was like a child to Cindy who has always had a deep compassion for animals. 

Cindy’s husband became abusive to both Cindy and Zeus, and after years of trying to hide her situation Cindy finally could not take it anymore. She could not stand the abuse and to see Zeus suffer at the hands of her husband any longer. She considered giving Zeus up to save him from the torture they both endured.

This is when Cindy called our organization, because of our donors we were able to help both Cindy and Zeus get the documents they needed to escape their situation. Without Zeus Cindy would have not accepted our services to help her flee Italy. They are home safe and sound and extremely thankful for the help we were able to provide.

It is because our donors, that our Organization is able to help Victims of Domestic Violence stay with their beloved companions.  Thank you!

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Lionel's mom Yvette needed to get away from her abusive boyfriend in Greece. She was volunteering helping refugees and she rescued Lionel from the streets. He was quite tame so Yvette thinks he was probably a pet at some point but he had been abandoned. We helped Yvette change her airline ticket back home but she needed help to get Lionel home.

Because of donations to this project we were able to get Lionel to the vet for an exam, vaccinations, a vet certificate and a cat carrier to come home.

Lionel has had quite a rough life but he is truly enjoying his new life back home in the USA with Yvette!

Thank you so much for helping pets escape domestic violence! The AODVC Team

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Violet is so happy to be home! When her human mom Lillian called us from Poland she was desperate to get home and escape abuse from her partner. Lillian did not want to leave Violet behind. Her abusive partner had withheld food and water from Violet as a punishment to Lillian. Sometimes he would scream and raise his fist to Violet. We were able to pay for the necessary vet certifications for Violet, buy her an airline approved crate and pay for her airfare backhome.

The look in Violet's eyes says it all. She is a little skiddish around men but with time she will feel safe around men again. Without donors like you Violet would not be home. Thank you so much for helping protect pets from domestic violence! The AODVC Team

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Pathways to Safety International

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Portland, OR United States
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