Who is Chase Utley's number one fan? His rescued dog, Jack! Most of Chase's fans cheer him on for blasting home runs out of the ballpark or making great defensive plays, but Jack was given a second chance at life when the MLB All-Star adopted him from a local shelter.
Chase scores a grand slam for homeless dogs and cats by teaming up with PETA to urge people to always adopt from animal shelters and never patronize pet stores or breeders. Each year, 7 to 8 million dogs and cats are taken to animal shelters in the U.S., and half of them must be euthanized because of a lack of good homes. Chase wants all his fans to know that for every dog or cat who is purchased, a loving animal sitting in a shelter is robbed of his or her chance at finding a home.
"I realized there's so many homeless animals [who] need love and need attention, it's just better to adopt," explains Chase. Chase and his wife, Jen, are no strangers to the fight to end cruelty to animals. They are active volunteers with the Pennsylvania SPCA and started Utley All-Star Animals, an annual event to help raise money and awareness in behalf of animals in desperate need.
"As a baseball player, there's many nights where I come home and, you know, I've had a tough game, but seeing his face, it just kind of puts that behind you a little bit," Chase says. Sounds like Chase is Jack's number one fan too!
Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Chase's PETA photo shoot to see how rescuing a dog has affected his life and then enter below to win an autographed Philadelphia Phillies jersey from Chase.
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rapper and hip-hop artist Waka
shook up the charts and the airwaves with his debut album, Flockaveli. This crunkster quickly became a musical sensation and
is known for sporting some rockin' ink and serious jewelry. But underneath all
that bling is a heart of gold—Waka Flocka Flame is a huge animal lover and is
giving a shout-out to all the helpless fuzzy animals who are killed for their
fur. The rapper has joined PETA's iconic "Ink, Not Mink" campaign and
is showing his skin to help animals save theirs.
Waka thinks that "[fur] is nasty!" and urges the
hip-hop community to "understand
what you buy." Animals who are killed for their fur, such as foxes,
minks, rabbits—even dogs
bludgeoned, stomped, electrocuted, and often skinned alive. Waka shares his
disgust and exclaims, "Damn
… electrocuting and killing animals!" Undercover
investigations reveal the horror as the animals struggle and scream in pain as
workers peel the skin
from the writhing animals' bodies.
Waka Flocka Flame shot two additional ads for PETA. Check out the explicit and tame versions now!
Animals endure tremendous pain and suffering before they are
turned into coats, vests, hats, and other accessories. The only way to prevent
such unimaginable cruelty is never to buy or wear any fur or fur trim
and to encourage others to do the same. As Waka Flocka Flame prepares his
sophomore album, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, & Family, one F you'll never see
him in is fur.
Watch this exclusive
behind-the-scenes video from Waka Flocka Flame's "Ink, Not Mink"
photo shoot to learn more about why he refuses to wear fur. Then enter to win a
copy of Waka Flocka Flame's debut album, Flockaveli—autographed
by Waka himself!
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April 5, 2011, for a chance to win one of five Flockaveli albums autographed by Waka Flocka Flame himself! All
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