When a stray dog strolled into the Milwaukee Brewers training camp in Arizona earlier this year the major league players stepped up to the plate and made the pup a member of their home team. Now known as Hank the ballpark pup, the Bichon Frise mix has scored home run in the hearts of both baseball buffs and dog devotees for using his new celebrity status as the Brewers’ mascot to help pets in need.
The rookie Rover, who now has a forever home, will be pitching the option of pet adoption at Wisconsin Humane Society Day at Miller Park on September 13th. The game between the Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds will also help the paws cause with a pet supply drive benefitting local rescues and an appearance by adorable adoptable pups who would love to play ball with a loving pet parent. As an added bonus for sports fans who love Spots, game day will also include an all-fan giveaway of bobble heads (or rather, bobbleHanks) featuring the likeness of the Brewers’ now famous Fido.
Only a few tickets now remain for the upcoming game, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society‘s “Hank Fund”, which will aid companion animals who are now in the organization’s care after a stay at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, and will also benefit dogs and cats at Wisconsin Humane Society’s campuses in Ozaukee and Racine.
Going to bat for the sake of our barking buddies and purring pals both professionally and personally, members of the Milwaukee Brewers are also making donations to the non-profit organization, which has helped homeless companion animals since its founding in 1879.
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