Purple Leash Project Survivor Stories

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For Help, Call the Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

See the impact the Purple Leash Project is making on the lives of domestic abuse survivors and pets.

Angie, Domestic Abuse Survivor

“I wasn’t expecting I wouldn’t be able to bring Princess. And that was heartbreaking, especially for the kids. I feel proud just knowing other families will be able to keep their pets…that’s just awesome. Because, for us, Princess was everything.” 

—Angie, Domestic Abuse Survivor

Jill, Domestic Abuse Survivor

“I’m a domestic abuse survivor and Scarlett helped me get out of that situation because it took a toll on her. The Purple Leash Project is, for one thing, long overdue. It’s incredible that people finally realize how hard it is to walk out of your life and then to have to leave somebody you love behind.”

—Jill, Domestic Abuse Survivor

“I endured domestic violence for many, many years and due to the fact that I could not leave my dog behind and our local shelter does not accept pets, I stayed. I stayed for over a year and a half. 

“I cannot thank you enough for taking this issue seriously. I actually cried when I watched your video as no one to date has taken this subject seriously. We have no shelters that allow pets in my area. 

“Please continue to fight for what is right. For some of us, our dogs are everything.” 

—Anonymous, Domestic Abuse Survivor