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Virtual Pet Shelter Helps Unwanted (Virtual) Pets Find New (Real) Homes

by Hazel Chua
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The first virtual pet I got wasn’t a Tamagotchi, but a virtual pet dinosaur called Raku Raku Dinokun. Like most kids, I played with it, raised a few dinosaurs that eventually died, and forgot all about it. (On a side note, I just did a quick search on eBay and saw that most sellers listed the Buy it Now price for the virtual dinosaur toy at $30. I was thinking of getting another one but I had no idea they’d be priced more than ten bucks!)

Anyway, there are probably more people like me who once adored and eventually forgot all about their virtual pets. And with that premise, someone started a project on Kickstarter called “Virtual Pet Shelter.”

Virtual Pet Shelter

The first phase of the project will involve the founder getting his hands on as many virtual pets as he can on eBay and other sources. These units will then be fixed up or have their batteries replaced with new ones to get them working again.

The “Virtual Pet Shelter Foster Parent Program” will also be launched, which is like a subscription service where you pay to get a virtual pet sent to you to take care of. When you’re bored with it or ready to move on, you can then request to have another one sent to you.

The project is currently up on Kickstarter for funding. The goal is to raise just $250 (USD), which isn’t much – but as of this writing, there has only been one backer who pledged $15. If you want to help save some virtual pets, you can contribute as little as $1 to the cause.

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