Protecting Pets in Domestic Violence Crisis

Goal: $ 5000

No of Donation: 103

 

 

Goal: $ 5000
Amount Raised: $ 5084.74
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 103
Category : Animals
Url : http://www.866uswomen.org
Contact Number : 1-866-879-6636
Address : PO Box 25007
State : Portland
City : OR
Country : US
Zipcode : 97298

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.

Solution

We work with abused American women and children in foreign countries to provide domestic violence, child abuse advocacy and sexual assault advocacy, resources and tools so that they can navigate the complicated jurisdictional, legal & social international landscapes, to be able to live free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States via an international toll free crisis line, 866-USWOMEN, accessible from 175 countries, serving a population estimated at 7 million American civilians living overseas, 1.1 million military personnel and their dependents and the 68 million Americans that travel overseas every year.
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.

Long-Term Impact

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

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