MLB Pitcher Covering Pet Adoption Costs at Madison Animal Shelter

MADISON, NJ — New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer and his wife, St. Hubert board member Erica Scherzer, are helping dogs find their forever homes.

The Scherzers have offered to pay adoption fees for all dogs weighing more than 30 pounds who are adopted in St. Hubert by Sunday.

The shelter is currently full, with more than 40 dogs waiting to be fostered, and the Scherzers want to encourage adoptions, according to Diane Ashton, director of communications.

“Most of the dogs are big dogs and a lot of them have been with us for a while, just hoping to find a home,” Ashton said. “The need is great, so their offer couldn’t have come at a better time.”

The shelter is also looking for foster families who can temporarily open their homes to shelter animals.

Anyone interested in adopting a shelter animal can view all available animals on the St. Hubert website, according to Ashton. Adoption counselors are always available to answer questions and help families find the perfect pet, Ashton said.

“Max and Erica Scherzer are dedicated animal lovers and supporters of St. Hubert. They have their own rescue dogs and are very dedicated to helping pets,” Ashton said.

For more than 80 years, the Saint-Hubert Animal Welfare Center has been helping animals in need, regardless of their species, size or temperament. The Madison site, 575 Woodland Ave., is open for adoptions daily from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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