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This Animal Shelter Asks People To Raid Them Instead Of Area 51
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This Animal Shelter Asks People To Raid Them Instead Of Area 51

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You’ve probably already heard about the infamous Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” Scheduled for September 20th, the event now has almost 2 million attendees and even attracted the attention of the U.S. military. An Air Force spokeswoman has already “discouraged” people from trying to come into the area. However, what happens on the Internet usually stays there, meaning that the event was created only as a joke. Nevertheless, this joke inspired one animal shelter in Oklahoma City to find an ingenious way of attracting people wanting to adopt a pet.

More info: Facebook | Oklahoma City Animal Welfare

“Come storm our shelter”

Image credits: OKCanimalwelfare

“Come storm our shelter… We have adorable animals ready to protect you from the Area 51 aliens. Adoption isn’t that far out of this world!#stormtheshelter,” the representatives of the animal care center wrote on their Facebook page.

“We have great animals ready to protect you from the Area 51 aliens”

Image credits: OKCanimalwelfare

“Adoption isn’t that far out of this world!”

Image credits: OKCanimalwelfare

The pet shelter also included some space-themed photos of their cute animals that are up for adoption. They have also dressed up dogs wearing small tin foil hats with an antenna. The post quickly received numerous likes and comments from people. “Well done, OKC, this is brilliant! I hope you get a ton of animal adoptions!” one person commented. “Congratulations to your team for coming up with this incredible idea to help find homes for these babies. Probably the best marketing idea I have seen! Great job!” wrote another.

The post is a reference to the Facebook event page “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”

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Image credits: OKCanimalwelfare

The shelter now has 116 dogs, 39 cats, and 2 piggies up for adoption

Image credits: OKCanimalwelfare

Thanks to the viral post, two of the three pictured dogs were adopted – except for the black one named Lady. The kitty in the photo above has also found a loving home, unfortunately, not the other fur babies. Before being given away to their new homes, all of the pets are spayed or neutered, get vaccinations and treatments for worms, as well as microchips.

Since the shelter’s post on social media went viral, majority of the animals seen in the photos have been adopted

Image credits: OKCanimalwelfare

Hopefully, all of them will soon find their forever homes and loving families

Image credits: OKCanimalwelfare

For those interested, the shelter is open for adoptions every day from noon until 5:30 pm. In addition to this, you can find all of the animals that are up for adoption by following this link. The adoption fees for dogs and cats are $60; however, it can be reduced due to special circumstances (such as the animal has been up for adoption for more than two weeks, it’s older than four years, it has a certain medical condition, etc.)

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Neringa is a proud writer at Bored Panda who used to study English and French linguistics. Although she has many different interests, she's particularly drawn to covering stories about pop culture as well as history. While not at the office, this Panda enjoys creepy movies, poetry, photography and learning how to play the piano.

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so creative and adorable! There should be a nationwide "Storm the Shelter: They can adopt all of us!" movemennt!

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YES! i love that idea! and i agree with you, this is so cute and creative. I wish i could adopt them all!

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so creative and adorable! There should be a nationwide "Storm the Shelter: They can adopt all of us!" movemennt!

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Gina Bina
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YES! i love that idea! and i agree with you, this is so cute and creative. I wish i could adopt them all!

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