Animal shelter tells Area 51 enthusiasts to 'storm our shelter'
© Oklahoma City Animal Welfare

An animal shelter in Oklahoma made a plea to UFO enthusiasts to stop there before going on to storm Area 51 in Nevada later this year. 

“Come storm our shelter,” Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, the only animal shelter for Oklahoma City, said in a post on Facebook.

“We have great animals ready to protect you from the Area 51 aliens. Adoption isn’t that far out of this world!” the post added.

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The post also featured photos of dogs with tin foil hats and one cat with a tin foil color.

Since being shared on Facebook on Friday, the post has racked more than 8,800 shares and helped raise more than $1,097 in donations for the shelter.

According to the shelter's website, the organization has 139 pups and 51 cats up for adoption.

The viral post come amid growing excitement on social media about a joke Facebook event called "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us." 

"We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens," the event's description read.

Although the man who created the event, Matty Roberts, said he intended for the page to be a joke, more than 1 million people have signed up for the event, prompting the Air Force to issue a warning to those who may be serious about a plan to infiltrate the Nevada Air Force training site.

“[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” a spokeswoman for the base said last week. 

“The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets,” she added.