A well-known player for the American football team Kansas City Chiefs, Derrick Nnadi, celebrated his Super Bowl victory by volunteering to pay the adoption fees for over 100 dogs at a local shelter in Kansas City, Missouri. After the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Super Bowl LIV on Sunday night, Nnadi told CNN that he paid all the KC Pet Project animal shelter adoption fees. An adoption costs about $150 on average.
Nnadi has done it for the whole season. Through his Derrick Nnadi Foundation, he paid another dog’s adoption fee at the shelter for each of the Chiefs’ 15 wins this season. The fee waiver will cover any dog that became eligible for adoption before February 2.
Nnadi, 23, admitted to CNN that he’d never been a champion before. He claimed that considering his many years of football experience, becoming a champion for the first time was the best day of his life. He’s relieved that all of his hard work had paid off.
Nnadi, who recently completed his second season in the NFL, told CNN that he’s never allowed to have pets as a kid. Even so, when he is in his senior year in college, he adopted Rocky. He is the dog with whom he formed an instant bond.
He said that Rocky was really shy when he first got him. And it made him sympathize with other animals. He thinks that they might also felt afraid and lonely.
Nnadi’s donation was enormous, according to Tori Fugate, the KC Pet Project’s chief communications officer. As of today, he said, more than 100 available dogs in their care will have their adoption fees paid. The KC Pet Project, according to its website, helps 10,000 animals per year.
You can visit their website to find pets that are available for adoption.