The organization offered to storm not a military base, but a shelter for homeless animals – more than 20 people responded to the popular post during the day.
A plan to storm Zone 51 in September may not work. But thanks to the popularity of the meme about the seizure of the American military base, dogs from a shelter in the city of Oklahoma City were able to find new owners.
On July 19, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare administrators of the animal shelter posted photos of puppies in aluminum caps on Facebook. So the authors wanted to draw attention to the goal of the organization and distribute pets to new homes.
Publication with the signature “Storm our shelter. Our beautiful animals are ready to protect you from the aliens from “Zone 51”. ”Quickly gained popularity. Post noticed on Reddit, where he received wide support. On the local history also told major news publications.
The organizer of the orphanage events, Natalie Winfree, told the Mashable publication that she had always tried to use memes to draw attention to the organization, but had never before gained its publication in such popularity: “This post is my best. I hope I can continue to follow the trends. ”
I am very grateful, and it seems to me that we managed to do something good. In just a day, 22 dogs found a new home — quite a lot for a weekday.Natalie Winfreyrepresentative of the shelter
Winfrey noted that residents in the county can help their organizations by visiting a shelter. She also hopes that users of social networks will be inspired by her post and will take animals from their local shelters. The organization thanked everyone for supporting the #StormTheShelter hashtag .
The shelter also organized a collection of donations and has already collected more than 2.5 thousand dollars. Every day, the organization publishes photos of pets and their new owners who responded to the hashtag.