Pet Pal Animal Shelter and the Tampa Bay Rays are partnering for the 2012 Major League Baseball season to help abandoned and abused pets in St. Petersburg.
For every home run Evan Longoria hits, the Rays third baseman will join Bright House Sports Network and the Rays to each donate $100 to Pet Pal Animal Shelter, a no-kill, non-profit shelter in St. Pete.
A local Tampa Bay-area business is also stepping up to the plate. HydroDog Mobile Dog Grooming, based in Tampa, will match the $100 donation to Pet Pal Animal Shelter for every homerun Longoria hits, Pet Pal said.
“I cannot express in words how grateful and thankful the Pet Pal staff and volunteers are for these amazing men and women who have come together to support our Shelter. Their generosity will help save hundreds, even thousands of animals’ lives. This is a huge win for the animals,” says Scott Daly, Executive Director of Pet Pal in a news release.