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Sonja Morgan at ASPCA/City of the Brave Softball Tournament

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The first annual ASPCA/City of the Brave softball tournament hit a home run with fans of sports and Spots alike as firefighting calendar pin-ups went to bat for our barking buddies.

Bravo TV cameras captured all the action on November 6, 2010 as The Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan (who attended with her canine companion, Marley) strolled out on to the diamond to throw out the first pitch at the start of a battle for softball supremacy between the buff brave firefighters who appeared on the 2010 calendar and the ab-baring firemen who will heat up 2011.  Morgan’s cast mates Jill Zarin, Alex McCord and Cindy Barshop were also on hand to support the dog-devoted reality personality– a sight which fans can see in an upcoming episode.

During a break in the tournament, the pin-ups promenaded around the Verizon Athletic Field with some precious pups. An ASPCA Mobile Adoption Center was on-site throughout the game so potential pet adopters could touch base with the dogs.

In the words of Yogi Berra, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” and although life is a whole new ball game for the dogs who were adopted during the softball tournament, work goes on to find forever homes for other Fidos who would love to hear their new pet parent say “Let’s play ball!”

For more information about the ASPCA’S Mobile Adoption Program:

For more information about City of the Brave:

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Photos courtesy Onpoint Publishing

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.