Pitching the option of pet adoption, members of the Tampa Bay Rays have stepped up to the plate to help a no-kill shelter by stepping in front of the camera with the pups who play on their own home teams.
The 12-month 2014 Players & Pooches baseball calendar features the following sports stars and their Spots:
Tom Foley (third-base coach, who posed with German Shepherd Ace, a retired patrol and narcotics dog who worked alongside St. Petersburg Police K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz, who died in the line of duty in 2011)
Joe Madden (manager)
Available online for $20 (includes shipping and handling) or for $15 at the Pet Pal Animal Shelter, Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic, Rays Team Store at Tropicana Field or the Rays Pro Shop and Sales Office in Tampa, all of the proceeds from the 2014 Players & Pooches calendar will benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St. Petersburg, Florida, a non-profit which saves the lives of companion animals who are facing their fate in area shelters and educates the public about the plight of pet overpopulation, the need to spay/neuter and proper pet guardianship.
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Outfielder Desmond Jennings and his Pittie pal knocked it out of the ballpark at their calendar photoshoot:
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) December 17, 2013
Photo Credit: Pet Pal Animal Shelter; Twitter/Tampa Bay Rays