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Chiefs Player Celebrates Super Bowl Win By Covering the Adoption Fees for 109 Shelter Animals

Chiefs Player Celebrates Super Bowl Win By Covering the Adoption Fees for 109 Shelter Animals

This weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs football team won their first Super Bowl in 50 years—so as a means of celebrating the historic victory, one of the the team’s players paid it forward to his city’s local animal shelter.

Following his Super Bowl triumph, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi volunteered to pay for all of the adoption fees at the KC Pet Project in Kansas City, Missouri.

Adoption fees typically cost about $150 per pet, but thanks to Nnadi’s contribution, 38 dogs and 6 cats were adopted into loving forever homes for free—and there are 30 more animals expected to go home to their new families today as well.

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This is not the first time that Nnadi has used his NFL success to help shelter animals; for every one of his team’s wins during the season, he volunteered to pay for an animal’s adoption fee at KC Pet Project through the Derrick Nnadi Foundation.

Collectively, the team won 15 times, including the post-season. After qualifying for the Super Bowl, Nnadi promised to pay the adoption fees for all 109 dogs if his team won.

News of Nnadi’s compassionate gesture was shared across national news outlets until there was a crowd of potential adopters waiting outside the animal shelter, ready to take home a furry companion.

“Wow, what a day!” wrote the KC Pet Project. “We want to thank all of the families who came out today and patiently waited to adopt a pet, and we are beyond grateful to Derrick Nnadi for this incredibly kind gesture helping our city’s pets.”

For other local Kansas City families interested in adopting a pet, the shelter says that there should still be about 40 more animals who will qualify for Nnadi’s sponsorship this week.

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Published at Tue, 04 Feb 2020 13:11:07 +0000