Even though I'm a bit late to the thread I just wanted to say how terribly sorry I am for you. I could never imagine having to give up any of my fish, especially in such a horrid way.
You're a much braver person than I am, if anybody ever threatened my animals in such a way I would have packed up and left to to a relatives house.
I'm glad you're staying on the forum though. Teeney was one of the first bettas I ever read about when I first joined the forums. I remember how excited you were about getting her a 10 gallon.
I'm also glad that Teeney was placed in a good home. It was a truly selfless thing you did.
And of course, as others have said, if you feel like you need someone to speak to I'm always available.