Ohio animal shelter writes exes’ names in litter boxes for Valentine’s Day

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Tori Miller News Editor

This Valentine’s Day, an Ohio animal shelter offered the purrfect way to get back at crappy exes. For a $5 donation, the Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton, Ohio offered to write your ex’s name in a litter box and let their adoptable cats do their business.

“Don’t spend this Valentine’s Day down in the dumps!” the shelter wrote on Facebook. “Instead cheer yourself up while making a difference for animals in need!”

The promotion is one of the various anti-Valentine’s Day campaigns advertised this year. This sentiment was exclusive to  litter boxes. The San Antonio Zoo hosted its first-ever “Cry Me a Cockroach” event where people could pay to name a cockroach after their ex and watch it be fed to an animal. 

On its website, the shelter said that it would accept donations for the fundraiser until Feb. 12. It accepted donations over Venmo and in person.

According to USA Today, Anna Friedman, executive director of the Animal Friends Humane Society, said Thursday that the shelter has received more than $3,400 in support from the campaign.

“Some generous folks have donated more than the $5 for a single name,” she wrote in an email.

On Valentine’s Day, the shelter posted a video preparing the litter boxes for what they called the “Crappy Ex event.” Due to the overwhelming turnout, they were not only incredibly thankful for the support but had to come up with creative ways to display all the name submissions.

“We are so excited by the turn out we got from our Crappy Ex event!” the Facebook post said. “Thanks to all who joined in on the fun!”

View the post on the Animal Friends Humane Society’s Facebook page.

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