SAN ANTONIO, TX (ValleyCentral) — The San Antonio Zoo is hoping hard breakups lead to fundraising wins.
The zoo’s message to the heartbroken is simple: name a cockroach, rodent, or vegetable after an ex and watch it being fed to a zoo animal.
The zoo will do this for anyone willing to donate during the return of the zoo’s “Cry Me Cockroach” charity event.
More than 7,000 donations were collected in 2022 from across the United States and 30 different countries, the zoo said.
This year, the zoo proposes to additionally voice the 20 most dissatisfied donors.
“The time for love and hate is back,” said Tim Morrow, president and CEO of the San Antonio Zoo. “Whether it’s a nasty romance, a job break, or a collective dislike of the 2022 trend, the Cry Me Cockroach fundraiser will help you put that negativity behind you! Cockroaches, rodents and vegetables are already part of the typical animal diet, and although they are small, they really are the unsung heroes of the food chain this Valentine’s season.”
As part of the donation, the donor will receive a digital Valentine’s Day card showing their support for the fundraiser and a short video of an animal eating a cockroach, rodent or vegetable to share on social media.
The fundraiser ends on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Proceeds will go to the non-profit San Antonio Zoo.