Rescue animals helping heal kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight; how they can help you too

Published: May. 7, 2023 at 11:03 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Triumph over tragedy.

It’s how kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight, who now goes by Lily Rose Lee, lives her life.

And it’s what she shared with a supportive audience Sunday night.

Windows On The River in The Flats, provided an elegant backdrop for a fundraiser to benefit Lee’s non-profit.

Lily Rose Lee is the founder of “Unleashed Animal Rescue” and she says it’s animals that were far easier for her to connect with after being held in captivity for 10 years.

She rescues the animals and places them in loving homes, and she says those pets are therapeutic to the soul.

“I wanted people to understand healing through animals,” Lee said. “I have a lot of experience healing with animals.”

“Before I wasn’t able to connect with humans, but now I’m able to connect with humans through animals.”

The event comes on the heels of the 10 year anniversary of the day three Cleveland women were rescued from a home on Seymour Avenue, after being kidnapped and tortured for a decade.

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