Hilarious and touching TikTok videos of animals have earned greater than 2.4 million “likes” and result in quite a few adoptions. #k5evening
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Viral videos are serving to Seattle Humane “Clear the Shelters” in August — and each month.
Over the previous couple of years, the group’s TikTok account has amassed greater than 42,000 followers and a couple of.4 million “likes.”
Brandon Macz, public relations and social media specialist for Seattle Humane, creates the brief videos that includes an array of animals.
“The animals will not be actually considering their followers or how they’re doing,” he mentioned. “Elliott (the canine) was one among my biggest stars. He obtained lots of of hundreds of likes on TikTok. He didn’t care.”
The solely “like” Elliott wanted was adoption — and he finally discovered residence. That’s the objective for each canine, cat, and guinea pig Macz has highlighted.
When he shoots videos, he makes it enjoyable for the animals by giving them toys, treats and affection.
“I attempt to hold it gentle for them. Obviously they aren’t Hollywood canines and cats. They have not been skilled,” he mentioned. “They’ve come from at-risk shelters throughout the nation the place they had been dealing with euthanasia. This is a second probability to discover a household. I simply actually need them to have enjoyable and seize their character in a manner that is just a little extra distinctive.”
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Macz typically stars alongside them however admits he is studying as he goes. Running a TikTok account at age 39 was by no means in his grasp plan.
“I began right here in March 2020. As everyone is aware of, fairly boring month. Nothing actually occurred,” he joked. “But no, the pandemic actually form of kicked us. It grew to become actually essential to have the ability to use social media to indicate all of those animal’s personalities.”
The videos embody every thing from humorous bits to touching adoption scenes. Macz has skilled their influence within the Seattle Humane foyer.
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“A pair, they’d a pet. They had been like, ‘Hey, I noticed you on TikTok you had been the rationale why I got here in right this moment,’” he mentioned. “I imply, it actually makes you’re feeling good.”
Macz additionally runs Seattle Humane’s Instagram and Facebook accounts.
You can see the animals accessible for adoption on the group’s web site or go to in individual at 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue.
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