Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Shelter Pet Project Turns Cats Into Little Comedians

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"Every morning my human shaves off his face fur, he's funny like that." - Tuck, adopted 05-04-11

The Shelter Pet Project is a public service ad campaign focused on spreading the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and lovable. In keeping with their motto, "A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet," they do a fantastic job of coming up with creative advertisements that give a cat or dog's humorous perspective on the "odd" behaviors of their human owners (In case you missed it, definitely check out this hilarious commercial from a few months back of a cat expressing its feelings about a sandbox.)

The campaign recently released a new line of funny and heartwarming print ads that have already begun appearing on billboards and bus shelters around Los Angeles. The cat ads are targeted at a male demographic, and work towards battling stereotypes by poking fun at them (One ad in particular features a cat discussing how he was "embarrassed" at first to be adopted by a single guy). I've included a few of my favorites examples here (pups, too!) and you can check out two more over at theshelterpetproject.org.

"I've never understood why my human won't leave the house without her leash. I think she's afraid of getting lost. But it's ok. I kind of like showing her around." - Harper, adopted 08-18-09

"At first I was embarrassed. Me, a cat, living with a single guy. But when I watch him pick something up with his hands and eat it, I can't help but love him." - Maru, adopted 01-10-10

"Sometimes my human doesn't wear pants at home. It's a riot." - Colby, adopted 06-18-11

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4 comments:

penne.a.la.maggie said...

These are so cute, my heart melted a little.

Catsparella said...

@penne.a.la.maggie aww! ♥

Nina Flores said...

Hi, www.meugatoviralata.blogspot.com is a brazilian blog about cats ;)

missmuffcake said...

so sweet! they are such cute heartfelt postcards!

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