SPCA And Ravens Team Up To Help Homeless Pets


To help support homeless pets in the community, the Baltimore Ravens are teaming up with the Maryland SPCA for a Hometown Showdown fundraising contest between the Jacksonville Humane Society and the Jacksonville Jaguars that will be taking place from October 18 and continuing through November 1.

The shelter that collects the most donations at the end of the contest, will receive $5,000 from the opposing shelter's NFL team.

For every $25 donated to one of the adoption centers, the donor will receive one entry into a randomly selected drawing on November 2. The Baltimore Ravens will provide the winner of the Maryland SPCA's drawing a pair of tickets to the Ravens versus Jaguars game scheduled for November 15 in Baltimore (parking pass included). The winner will also receive two invitations to attend the Ravens practice on November 14 at their practice complex in Owings Mills.

The winner of the Jacksonville Humane Society drawing will receive from the Jacksonville Jaguars, two tickets to the Ravens versus Jaguar game on November 15 (including airfare and hotel stay) and sideline passes to the game.

"We can't thank the Ravens enough for all that they do to help pets and people in our community," said Byron Logan executive director for the Maryland SPCA. "It's very generous of both football teams to pair up with their local shelters for this fun and important fundraising effort."

The Maryland SPCA does not receive any operating support from the government, the ASPCA or other animal welfare organizations. Funds raised through the Hometown Showdown will be used to provide safe housing, nutritious food, and necessary medical care for the pets in their adoption center.

To make a donation in support of the MD SPCA and to be entered into their drawing, visit www.mdspca.org/hometownshowdown. For more information, contact Tina Regester at tregester@mdspca.org or 410-235-8826 ext. 139.

About the Maryland SPCA:

The Maryland SPCA is an independent nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of pets and people in Maryland. The MD SPCA receives no operating support from the government or other animal welfare groups including the ASPCA. The MD SPCA's adoption center adopts out more than 3,500 needy and unwanted pets each year, and provides approximately 9,000 spaying/neutering procedures yearly to reduce pet overpopulation and suffering. The MD SPCA also offers pet behavior counseling and training courses to help keep pets in their homes. For more information about the Maryland SPCA, visit www.mdspca.org or call 410‐235‐8826. //

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