White Sox Pitcher Mark Buehrle Has a Message For Arizona: Adopt a Shelter Pet

Legendary White Sox ace Mark Buehrle, in town for spring training, brings a message for visiting baseball fans and Arizona citizens: adopt a shelter pet. The Buehrles are extremely active in companion-animal welfare issues. Together they founded Sox for Strays.

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"Mark Buehrle promotes pet adoption with a Phoenix billboard campaign"

Says Mark Buehrle, “Our dogs are a huge part of our family, and you can find any kind of dog you want at a shelter on Adopt-a-Pet.com. We adopted a purebred Viszla, and it’s obvious how grateful he is. He just knows that we saved him.”

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2011

Legendary White Sox ace Mark Buehrle, in town for spring training, brings a message for visiting baseball fans and Arizona citizens: adopt a shelter pet. Buehrle and his wife Jamie have partnered with Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption web service, and starring in a public service billboard campaign bearing the message "When it comes to saving pets, we're all on the same team".

Says Mark Buehrle, "Our dogs are a huge part of our family, and you can find any kind of dog you want at a shelter on Adopt-a-Pet.com. We adopted a purebred Viszla, and it's obvious how grateful he is. He just knows that we saved him."

"Spring training is the perfect time to spread the word about pet adoption. We hope that everyone, no matter what team they root for, can get behind the message of getting pets out of shelters and into loving homes," adds Jamie Buehrle.

"We know there are people visiting Phoenix from all over the country to see their favorite teams in spring training," says Adopt-a-Pet.com executive director Abbie Moore, "We want those people to go home and adopt a pet from their local shelter or rescue group, and then spread the word to their families and friends, too. The truth is that, no matter where you live, there are pets in your area who need a home right now."

The Buehrles are extremely active in companion-animal welfare issues. Together they founded Sox for Strays, a monthly pre-game adoption event that brings pets from Chicago-area shelters and rescue organizations to U.S. Cellular Field. They are also supporters of Hope Animal Rescues, an Illinois-based rescue group, where a building they donated is named in their honor.

Anyone interested in seeing available pets in their local shelters can go to Adopt-a-Pet.com and see photos and information about pets in shelters.

Please contact Abbie Moore at abbie@adoptapet.com to request billboard graphics and location information.

About Adopt-a-Pet.com:

Adopt-a-Pet.com is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website, helping over 9,500 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters. Over 200 Phoenix-area animal shelters rely on Adopt-a-Pet.com's services to help them find homes for the pets in their care. Every month, Adopt-a-Pet.com displays photos and descriptions of adoptable pets to over 1.2 million people trying to adopt a pet, adopt a dog, or adopt a cat. Funding for Adopt-a-Pet.com is provided by the passionate pet lovers at Nestlé Purina and Bayer Animal Health.

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