Rescue Pups Show Off Their Funky Selves in Uptown Funk Parody

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The East Bay SPCA created a funky video to raise awareness for dog adoption as well as spay and neuter.

There have been numerous creative ways shelters and rescue groups have tried to raise awareness for the adoption of animals as well as the important of getting your pets spayed or neutered. Some companies sell animal-themed chocolate. Others create invisible owners. The East Bay SPCA of Oakland, Calif., has brought a little musical styling to their campaign by producing a video parody of the popular song “Uptown Funk.”

The parody, which features several dogs from the East Bay SPCA – including a fluffy white dog called Winnie, a Husky named Kira, Carla the Pit Bull and a Dachshund who goes by Hudson – is called “Oaktown Pup.”

The dogs strut their stuff alongside staff, while sporting bandanas, necklaces and even a pair of sunglasses. The lyrics the dogs strut to give little details on each dog and are the crux of the message. “Time’s right for you to adopt! Oh! And spay or neuter your pup!” are just some of the words Amanda Shechtman sings. So far the message seems to be working. According to the YouTube description, nearly all of the dogs have been adopted. The Dachshund, Hudson, is still looking for his forever home (though we hope that by the time of this writing he’s found one).

Check out the video below and let us know what you think:

Do you think this is a good way to raise awareness for pet adoption and spaying and neutering? Let us know!

Cari Jorgensen

Cari is a former dancer and current dance enthusiast who incorporates all forms of art into her daily life, which includes writing about dogs, cats, and other animals for I-5 Publishing as an assistant web editor. She has an MFA degree in creative writing and has written short stories, poetry, and two novels, which are patiently awaiting revision. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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