We are grateful to our expanding team of staff, volunteers and board members who use their talents every day, often under very stressful conditions, to impact the lives of thousands of American women, children, pets and men abused in foreign countries. Our team of three case managers and six advocates work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on very complex issues and for that we are blessed.
In 2012, we have responded to a record number of pleas for help from Americans abused overseas that had pets. They wanted to escape abuse but would not do without their pets, knowing they would be abused or killed if left behind.
Rocky and Adrian, the beloved cats of Florentina, were able to travel back to the USA with Florentina from Albania when she fled her violent husband. Florentina would not have left without Rocky and Adrian and our other funding sources will not cover relocation of pets. Florentina is safe with her cats and so thankful. For so long she thought she was in a hopeless situation. Without the contributions of donors like you it would have been impossible to have brought back Rocky and Adrian and the other dogs, cats, rabbits and birds we brought home in 2012. We are thankful beyond words for your support of our Protecting Pets In Domestic Violence Crisis.
In 2013 we envision peace in every home. A world where no child has to experience violence in the one place they should feel safe. Where they will learn to love and be loved with their self-esteem in tact,
Warmest wishes to you and your family for 2013.
Paula, Noelle, Debra, Rachel, Lucinda, Jenn, Stephanie, Hannah, Zoe, Aspen & Vicki
P.S. We have multiple micro-projects on Global Giving that you may be interested in supporting before the end of 2012, where a small donation makes a big impact.