Kid Feature of the Week: Leisl McCallum

SURPRISE! We wanted to kick off the app with launch by recognizing one incredible animal hero!

One of our mottos here at PEP! is that you can make a big difference no matter how small you are.

One special kid, twelve year old Leisl McCallum, has shown the world just that.

Leisl always loved animals. When she became a member of the PEP! Squad, she channeled that love and realized that she had the power to do more.

Leisl started her own Instagram account called @Abuse_ends_now to raise awareness and speak out against animal abuse.

But Leisl did not stop there. She began making making blankets and toys to donate to her local shelters.

Leisl also loves PEP! and had big hopes to do a PEP! Talk with PEP! founder, Erica, at schools in her community.

Knowing it would cost money for the PEP! Squad to travel across the country, Leisl set out to do her own fundraiser.

Leisl was very creative and hosted her own raffle. She contacted pet companies from all over to have products donated.

She worked hard and raised over $600! Thanks to Leisl, the PEP! Squad will be presenting PEP! Talks in schools in her community this Spring!

Because of her, hundreds of kids will learn all about caring for their pets and being an animal hero!

To celebrate Leisl’s dedication to PEP! and helping animals, we are purrroud to say that Leisl is our latest PEP! Star!

Congrats and thank you Leisl for all the work you have done! We will be sending Leisl a PEP! Star trophy and PEP! Goody bag! If you would like to nominate someone to be a PEP! Star, visit



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