Glossies Made Me Do It: Purple Leash Project Donation

Posted October 9, 2020 by shooting in Discussion / 14 Comments

It’s the second Friday of the month already, so that means it’s time to see what glossies aka magazines have made me do in the past month. You’re welcome to share your own post in the link-up below.

October 2020: Real Simple Magazine

I’ve said it before, but Real Simple is definitely one of my favorite magazines. I love the mix of information and reviews that you get from books to beauty to more!! My Glossies Made Me Do It post today is based on something I read about in the October 2020 issue of Real Simple.

Glossies Made Me Do It: Purple Leash Project

The Purple Leash Project is a partnership between Purina and RedRover. They are working to create more domestic violence shelters in the U.S. that allow pets. I’ve never been in a domestic abuse situation, so sadly, I never gave the idea of pets much thought when it came to victims leaving. So many people in abusive situations will stay in that environment because they have pets – very much a part of their family – who they refuse to leave behind.

As someone who has had pets throughout my life, I know that they are part of people’s family. I can’t imagine being in any situation where I had to choose to leave without my pet. Right now, I have a cat named, Charlie, and thinking of him being left behind with an abuser just breaks my heart.


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One of the ways you can help this wonderful endeavor is by making a donation. From their website:

Your donation will help the Purple Leash Project assist domestic violence shelters on their journey to welcome family pets by funding pet-friendly renovations. When you Take the Lead by committing to a monthly donation of $5 or more, or a one-time donation of $60 or more, RedRover will send you a special-edition purple leash or cat collar, as a thanks for your support.

You can follow the donation directions above – to get a free gift – but obviously any and all donations are wonderful, so give what you can. You can visit the Purple Leash Project Donation Page to do so today!

I made a small donation already, but I hope to be able to contribute more in the future! Let me know if you’re able to donate in the comments. And if you cannot, that’s fine! I’d love for you to share this post or pin the image below to let others know about this wonderful project!

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14 responses to “Glossies Made Me Do It: Purple Leash Project Donation

  1. I love the sound of the Purple Leash project! I can’t imagine ever leaving my furry creatures behind and the thought of having to do that on top of everything else those people are going through breaks my heart.
    I wonder if there’s something like this in the UK?

  2. If I wasn’t broke right now I would do this! I wish it was something that I could use for my birthday charity on Facebook, but I didn’t find it listed when I just now went to find it. 🙁 Maybe after my next pay day I can donate something. I always wondered if for some reason I lost my house, what would I do with my dogs? They’d have to live in my car with me I guess!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this worthwhile organization. I have been in an abusive relationship but never contemplated trying to leave…sad, huh? Until I finally was able to get a job to support myself and my girls. But this is such a wonderful project. I have had many pets I have loved (more than some people!!) and having to leave them behind would be very difficult, even in an effort to save myself. Will be making a donation.

  4. Aw, I’m glad someone is drawing attention to this! I don’t think I’ve ever thought about that before, someone not leaving a situation because of their pet(s), but that is definitely an issue! I’m glad they are addressing this!!

  5. Oh I love that, what a wonderful cause! That sounds like such a great way to connect animals and people who could all use more love in their lives!

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