Shelter will write the names of “shitty” exes in the litter box for Valentine’s Day

A humanitarian society in Hamilton, Ohio has a clever idea for people who need a smile this upcoming Valentine’s Day.

“Do you have a shitty ex? Don’t spend this Valentine’s Day in the dumps! Instead, rejoice while making a difference for animals in need! the Animal Friends Humane Society wrote in a social media post on Wednesday.

“For a $5 donation, we’ll write your ex’s name in a litter box and give it to the cats, to do what they do best!” the organization’s announcement read:

Do you have a shitty ex? Don’t spend this Valentine’s Day in the dumps! Instead, cheer up while doing a…

Posted by Animal Friends Humane Society on Wednesday, February 1, 2023

His followers thought it was a great idea, with one person calling him “pure genius”.

“I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I do celebrate cats! Happy to donate! Some of us might need a bigger litter box,” someone else commented, while another said, “Ummm…. For $25, can you write his name and take a picture of him? It’s awesome !!!

Feline use of litter boxes is apparently because ancestral cats in the wild wanted to avoid predators, so they covered their tracks, according to Litter Robot Blog:

Those in better physical shape, or more likely to survive and reproduce, knew they had to hide their waste in order to mask their scent. The smarter cats gravitated toward soft dirt or sand, as their gritty consistency made it easier to bury their waste. This is why cats are naturally drawn to the feel of kitty litter and know what to do once they feel it under their paws.

The humane society said it would be accepting donations until February 12, and on Valentine’s Day staff members would share video footage showing names inside litter boxes.

According to its website, the organization’s mission is to “promote humane principles, protect lost, homeless, abandoned and abused animals, and act as animal advocates in our communities.”


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