Over the past month there has been a large interest in the Facebook event of “storming” Area 51 to find aliens. To take advantage of the online buzz surrounding the facility, a couple animal shelters have shared posts of some of their animals dressed as “aliens.”
Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, a municipal shelter, shared a post featuring some of their dogs in tinfoil hats. The post had the comment, “Come storm our shelter… we have great animals ready to protect you from the Area 51 aliens. Adoption isn’t that far out of this world!” Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center in Longview, Texas created a similar post showcasing some of their staff and animals dressed up in cute, colorful costumes.
Chris Kemper, the animal services manager for Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center says, “We’re always looking for unique ideas that help us get animals adopted.” Unfortunately, shelters see an increase in intake over the summer due to owner surrender, strays being brought in by the public, as well as the large amount of kittens born in the summer due to the cat breeding ‘season.’
At the time the posts were created, both shelters were almost at their capacity. Both shelters claimed the posts have helped clear their shelters during the busy time. Almost every animal from the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare’s post has been adopted and many pets from the Longview Animals Care and Adoption Center have also been adopted.
Officials from both shelters laughed at the idea of the Area 51 event but said they were glad it has brought so much attention for the animals looking for homes.
All information retrieved from, https://www.today.com/pets/rescue-animals-dress-aliens-it-s-clearing-shelters-t159418
Posted by: BP, Smart Hemp CBD
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