Yes, it’s just one more creative avenue the Sacramento SPCA is taking to let the world know about the fantastic dogs, cats and more we have available for adoption. Members of the local cosplay community (cosplay, or costume play, is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea) joined forces with us recently for a rollicking photo shoot designed to raise awareness about the animals of the SPCA. Cosplayers decked out in their G.I. Joe, Halo, and steampunk finery posed with our canine and feline guests, and the results became a Facebook sensation.
We’re working hard to spread the word that the Sacramento SPCA is our region’s premier destination for animal adoptions. Our hard work is paying off, as we’ve recently completed some amazing placements that in years past would have been nearly impossible to accomplish.
Take Body and Lady, for example. One elderly Boxer would be difficult enough to place, but a bonded pair? It took some time, but the perfect adopter finally made her way to the shelter and it was love at first sight. That bonded pair is now a trio (if you count their new human companion, and we do!), and their happily ever began just a few weeks ago.
And then there was Buddy. The 11-year-old pug found himself at the SPCA last month, surrendered by the family who’d had him since he was a puppy. Buddy was depressed and didn’t show that goofy-but-endearing sparkle that so many pugs exhibit. He was in good health, however, and we placed him on the adoption floor with high hopes. Just two days later, a retired local woman whose previous pug had died at the age of 18 heard about Buddy and came in to meet him. Buddy sat in her lap, smiling a classic pug grin, tongue lolling to the side as she stroked his back. “There’s a lot of love left in this boy,” the woman declared, and adopted him on the spot.
It appears our less-than-conventional approach to informing the community of our amazing animals is paying off. Look for more innovative, fun adoption promotions from us soon! Have a creative idea of how we can share the joy with the greater Sacramento region? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your stroke of genius.