As the news of the virus starting making the media, with all the uncertainty, fewer people were adopting pets and adoption events all around the world were canceled due to social distancing efforts. It didn’t take long before shelters were absolutely swamped with a tremendous number of pets.

After learning about this horrible effect from a local shelter employee, and then finding out the lack of coverage about the topic in news media, I took it to heart to try my best to help those little furry lonesome friends.

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Queen Elisapet II

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Kennedy Longworth
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3 months ago

So all of these pets are up for adoption??

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Hearing about this tragic effect from Covid-19 really shook me to my core. I instantly started imagining all those poor helpful creatures sitting there, all alone in shelters just waiting for someone to come by and pick them up!

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Dog Marley

Dog Marley

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Catlady6000
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3 months ago

He looks so stoned:D

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Clint Eastwoof

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Elaine Dodge
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3 months ago

That woof is a meow.

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I started by reading up on the health benefits of owning pets and found studies that show owning pets can lower our blood pressure and stress levels. People with dogs and cats are less likely to be depressed, and pets promote healthy childhood development.

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Cleopetra

Cleopetra

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Liz Chepil
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3 months ago

CleoPAWtra

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Michael Catson

Michael Catson

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Elaine Dodge
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3 months ago

This catson is a dogson

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I was looking for a good angle to approach this, and when I found out that we can fight off loneliness and decrease stress during social isolation by saving a life I found the win-win I was looking for.

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Chowlie Chowplin

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Sharon Hahn
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3 months ago

Perfect!

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umutgklp
Community Member
3 months ago

“You are stronger than you believe. You have greater PAWS than you know.”

The idea was to contact a local shelter and have them send him a picture of a homeless pet. I would then take that animal and dress it up as a superhero to promote its superhero-like health benefits. I was really aiming for that change your smile, change the world feeling, as I really thought people could use a little bit of cheering up in these serious times.

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The Dogfather

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Liz Chepil
Community Member
3 months ago

🤣🤣👌

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Howl'ey Quinn

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Quinn Adaire
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3 months ago

MEOW’ley Quinn!

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It turns out, I was right. After weeks of social media filled with negative quarantine news, seeing a homeless cat named ”Meowzer” dressed up as "Meownder Woman" was exactly what people needed. The image was instantly well received by the crowd.

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David Meowie

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Sharon Hahn
Community Member
3 months ago

The lightening bolt!

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Napawleon

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COHEN SURBAUGH
Community Member
3 months ago

Ikr

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People enjoyed it so much; it was worth every minute of the time I spent on the project. And I just knew I had to keep going. I spend the whole next day contacting shelters and telling them about my project, and everyone really loved the idea of the 'superstars.'

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Marilyn Monroar

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Liz Chepil
Community Member
3 months ago

Meowlyn

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Elvis Pupsley

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CincyReds
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3 months ago

OMg that wink!

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Some people actually liked the images so much, they wanted to buy them to put in their offices and in their homes. I mean, how’s that for feedback?

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Pawdrey Hepburn

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Liz Chepil
Community Member
3 months ago

Love it

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Meowther Theresa

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SoozeeQ
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3 months ago

Looks like she'll attack you if you don't donate to her cause!

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At the end of the day, I just love animals and I don’t want people to feel alone. When you have an animal in your life, you’re never feeling alone.

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Jimi Houndrix

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umutgklp
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3 months ago

'Scuse me while I piss the couch...

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Alice In Wooferland

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Liz Chepil
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3 months ago

Does Alice have multiple identities or are her, Dogson & the Queen triplets...??..

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I know I’m not going to rescue all the homeless animals of the world by doing this… but if even ONE animal finds a loving home due to my art, it’s been worth every minute of it.

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Albark Einstein

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Xavier Elsner
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3 months ago

e=more foodc2

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The Pawp

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Ice cube
Community Member
3 months ago

The pup

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Find out more and even take the chance to dress up your own pet as a 'celebrity' on my website, where every purchase leads to donations back to homeless shelters for pets.

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Furresh Prince

Furresh Prince

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

The only one I hadn't recognized without the title...

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