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Yanny, formerly known as Irving, is a 2-month-old male Chinese shar-pei mix. Laurel is a 3-month-old beagle mix who used to answer to Lillian. The puppies can be adopted for $295 each from the Howell Mill location.
This isn't the first time the shelter has seized such an opportunity. The organization once named a puppy after the attention-capturing April the Giraffe.
The post of Yanny and Laurel, thought up by marketing manager Amanda Harris, garnered hundreds of likes in a couple hours. Harris said these kinds of tactics often lead to successful forever homes for the puppies, in addition to boosting awareness about AHS.
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“We love engaging with our social followers and friends with content that is fun and relevant to what’s happening on social media,” Harris said.
One person joked in the comments: “When you call one, the other will come.”
Internet Sensation - What Do You Hear, Yanny or Laurel?