In an upside down world, puppies can be homeless.
That's the message Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is spreading this holiday season. Despite their cute faces and adorable personalities, the California animal shelter has faced an influx of abandoned and surrendered puppies during the last few weeks. There are puppies of all breeds and sizes, but they have one thing in common--they all deserve homes for the holidays.
To spread the word about their adoptable puppies and promote a Giving Tuesday campaign, the staff at Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe got creative. They knew their puppies were superstars, so they brought out the camera to film the hit promotional video, "Sweeter Things."
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The cast of characters includes a hound-mix pup named El starring alongside pals Will and Mike. There's also Leslie, Ben, Holden, and Irene dubbed as being sassier, smarter, smaller, and softer things. In total, there were 26 puppies looking for new homes this Giving Tuesday, and shelter staff worked tirelessly to help them find the best new lives.
The rag-tag crew of pups started their journey to stardom and adoption in foster homes. They learned how to socialize with people and other pets, and when the big adoption day came, they were ready to meet their fans. There were crowds of people outside the shelter on Giving Tuesday all waiting for a meet and greet with the adorable youngsters.
Hopeful adopters and animal advocates were generous with donations and raised over $30,000 for Giving Tuesday. The numbers are still being counted, and the shelter expects their fundraising total will be even more.
The funds will help feed, shelter, and provide medical care for the thousands of homeless animals the shelter sees every year. The best part about the day, however, wasn't the money.
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe wrote on Facebook,
"ALL 26 GT PUPPIES have found their forever homes! That's the best part of this particular Giving Tuesday because that is what this day is really all about. It's not about the money. It's about helping those that need us."
The shelter staff worked long hours amid busy crowds to find the perfect homes for each individual puppy. At the end of the day, El and her pals all managed to turn the world right side up again. They'll be spending the holiday season with their own clan members safe at home.
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