Ahead of Valentine's Day, this animal adoption agency is letting you put your ex's name where it belongs—in litterboxes.
Remember the days of yore when people wrote letters to their beloved and put them in letter boxes? Well, those letters turned into late-night text messages some time back along with the option to 'block' the same person everywhere after a nasty breakup. When a romantic relationship sours, you now also have the option to put your ex's name in litterboxes while contributing to a good cause.
If you are newly single and wondering how to get over the stinging memories of your past relationship, this non-profit animal adoption agency has a simple solution to make your Valentine’s Day special. Ahead of the big V-Day, the animal adoption agency has introduced an intriguing offer to capitalize on your bitter emotions and raise funds for the animals in the shelter during this romantic month.
The adoption agency called Animal Friends Humane Society in Ohio has come up with this brilliant fundraising tactic where it offers to put the name of one’s ex in a litter box that will be used by the cats in the shelter. All you need to do is pay $5 to enjoy this service which might satisfy your soul.
The interesting post regarding this offer on their Facebook page has garnered a fair share of attention and it reads: "Do you have a crappy ex? Don't spend this Valentine's Day down in the dumps! Instead, cheer yourself up while making a difference for animals in need! For a $5 donation, we will write your ex's name in a litterbox and give it to the cats, to let them do what they do best!"
The advertisement also announces that they will be accepting donations from February 1 through February 12, and on Valentine’s Day, they will post a video on Facebook showcasing all of the names they have received in the litterboxes. The post even requests donors to put the poop emoji along with the name that they want to be written on the litter boxes.
Imagine your ex's face when they encounter this video on Facebook!
Plenty of comments on this Facebook post hailed this idea as “hilarious” and “sheer genius.” One person thought that this marketing idea is pretty interesting and wrote: “I feel like this is the sort of petty you need to highlight. Also, highlights animal rescue. This is a trend. This is the third shelter I've seen doing this.”
True enough, this isn’t the only animal rights organization that has come up with this unique kind of fundraising event for Valentine’s Day. Hemsley Conservation Centre in England re-launched its famous “name a cockroach program” which allowed a person to name a cockroach after their ex-lover by making a small donation of only 1.50 pounds ($ 1.82).
The Bristol Animal Centre is also known for running its “poo into pounds” program every Valentine’s Day. Under the program, one can make a donation of 5 pounds ($6.05) and add the name of the person who has wronged them to a cat’s litter box.
We support these fundraising events with a passion because not only is it helping animals in need but it is also helping people get over their toxic relationships in a harmless way. What better way to get over heartbreak than laughter?