Shelter Dogs Score with MLB Opening Day Home Runs

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Some shelter dogs have good reason to ruff-ruff-ruff for their home teams as the 2015 Major League Baseball season begins. For every home run hit during an opening day game, Merrick Pet Care is donating $1,000 in food to a local shelter.

So far, the “Home Runs for Shelters” campaign has scored $14,000 for shelters, thanks to 14 home runs during April 5 and 6 opening day games (including a game-winning, three-run homer yesterday by the Dodgers’ Jimmy Rollins — Go Dodger Blue!).

The remaining MLB opening day games are on April 9, 10 and 13. You can nominate and vote for shelters via the Merrick Pet Care Facebook page.

At the end of April, the shelter with the most votes will get a special food delivery from Merrick. (As of this morning, Midwest Dachshund Rescue is the leader with over 1,775 votes.)

You can use the hashtag #HomerunsForShelters on social media to spread the word about the campaign.

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!