Protecting Pets in Domestic Violence Crisis

$5,085 $0
Raised Remaining


Often times, it is not only a spouse and children that are abused in domestic violence situations, but also pets. Pets are often abused and used to manipulate a victim from leaving an abusive household. AODVC provides international danger to safety relocations for pets so that they can leave the abusive situation with mom and kids and live a life free from violence.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will reduce animal abuse and help families thrive when rebuilding a healthy life away from domestic violence.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,085

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,085 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Paula Lucas

Portland, OR United States

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