A YouTube personality is taking fundraising to new levels as he eats, sleeps and broadcasts live from a kennel at a Long Beach animal shelter until he raises $100,000 for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Los Angeles chapter (spcaLA).
As of late Monday morning, Elton Castee has raised over $88,000 since he locked himself in kennel #420 at the spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center at noon Sunday.
Castee is not only a YouTuber but an spcaLA adopter, according to the nonprofit animal welfare organization’s president, Madeline Bernstein.
“In 2010, he adopted a dog named Sparta from us,” Bernstein stated. “The experience and Sparta so deeply affected him that he came up with this fundraiser as a way to honor Sparta’s memory (Sparta passed away about a year ago).”
City News Service contributed to this report.
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