Domestic violence affects everyone in the household, including pets. In many cases, animal abuse is common in households exposed to domestic violence. Pets are often used to manipulate a victim of abuse from leaving a domestic violence situation, especially in the American overseas community. Abusers threaten to hurt the pet if the victim ever leaves. Victims and children have a more difficult time adjusting to a new life if their furry companion was left behind with the abuser.
This project will allow AODVC to provide danger to safety relocations for the pets when they are conducting one for the victim and children. The relocations include international flights, shelter stay, and other logistics of sending a pet across international borders.
This project will reduce animal abuse and help families thrive when rebuilding a healthy life away from domestic violence.