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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