PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this year’s message is clear: “Everyone knows someone.”
Unfortunately, that’s the case with ABC talk show host Tamron Hall.
Her sister Renate was a victim of domestic violence in the years leading up to her murder in 2004.
Tamron has teamed up with the Purple Leash Project, founded by Purina and RedRover.
It provides a safe place for victims and their pets to escape the violence.
“They have family homes across the country, but most of them can’t take pets,” Hall explains. “The problem here is that nearly half of the people who live in homes where domestic violence is rampant are delaying leaving because they can’t bring themselves to leave their pets behind. Now, with the Purple Leash project, we are helping animal shelters become pet-friendly.”
The Purple Leash Project does this by creating special sleeping and play spaces for animals so all can heal.
Tamron says it’s important to ask for what you need.
If you are in a bad situation and need to bring your pet to escape violence, there is a place for both of you.
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