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We love it when stars use their voice to speak up for those who can’t and wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, Torrey Smith and his wife, Chanel did just that. The compassionate couple paid the adoption fees for 46 dogs and cats looking for homes at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter’s (BARC) annual Pawject Runway fundraiser.

The former Baltimore Ravens star took to the stage at the fundraiser and remarked that while everyone was there to enjoy themselves, he didn’t want the stars of the show to go unnoticed: the animals. Torrey said the important part was to raise money and awareness for the homeless and abused animals of Baltimore.

Torrey revealed that before the Pawject Runway Fundraiser for BARCS, he and his wife were discussing what more they could do for the city’s animals in need – and to ensure that every single animal had an application in by the end of the fundraiser, the couple decided to pay ALL of the adoption fees for the dogs and cats!



BARCS was in awe of the Smith family going above and beyond for homeless animals writing on their Facebook page, “Thank you, Torrey and Chanel, for always looking out for Baltimore’s homeless dogs and cats and having such a big heart for our city.” Big hearts, indeed! And the Smith family isn’t the only one with a big heart. Baltimore Ravens player Ronnie Stanley adopted a second pup from BARC, an adorable Pit Bull mix after falling in love with her at the Pawject Runway Fundraiser. Amazing!

With six to eight million animals enter U.S. shelters, but only three to four million get adopted every year. Knowing this, we are even more inspired by Torrey and Chanel’s generous donation to help end pet homelessness.

You don’t need to be a football star to help needy shelter animals! You too can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals simply by volunteering. Organizations rely heavily on volunteers to assist with animal care and day-to-day operations. There’s never a shortage of things to do and opportunities are available for people of every skill set. You can help take dogs for walks, give them food and water, and make sure their area is clean. If your preference is helping out behind the scenes, you can volunteer your services by assisting with fundraisers, outreach events or general office tasks. And please, always adopt and never shop!

Image source: BARCS/Facebook

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0 comments on “A Philadelphia Eagles Player Just Paid the Adoption Fees For ALL of These Cats and Dogs!”

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1 Years Ago

I know that it was good will on his part. But i wish he would maybe donate just half of the amount per animal.
Adoption fee were in place to make sure potential adopters were serious about it.
If it was free for all, of course everyone would try to get one.

1 Years Ago


1 Years Ago

Now that is a story i want to see about an athlete instead of the usual crap. It was a generous thing to do for people and the animals who so need homes. Nice people and they have obviously well cared for pibbles.

Alessandra Ferrari
1 Years Ago


Dallas Pugs
1 Years Ago

There needs to be more people like the NFL Player & his wife, there are so many animals IN NEED of loving home & family to bond with. All to often they are left alone to fend for themselves out in the world, discarded like trash. If you no longer want your pet PLEASE PLEASE go to a shelter and drop them off, so they can have a chance in this cruel world.
I had two rescue Pomeranians, they lived very pampered lives till they passed of old age, it was so heart breaking and vowed not to get another animal but I see so many out there that are lost, alone, hungry & it breaks my heart even more.
I help by donating food & what ever money I can spare, someday I hope to win lottery so I CAN give way more to shelters in need.
I did get a pug for x-mas, and two months later rescued a young mama pug left out in the country, she was so scared but soon enough she opened up to us.
I believe she was used to have pups to sell & discarded. I will have her fixed ASAP.
RESUCE SHELTER ANIMALS, DONT BUY FROM BREEDERS OR PUPPY MILLS, just image what conditions those animals are living in, if you can call it living. Used for so long & toss out.

1 Years Ago

That\'s what real compassionate hero\'s look like! Thank you Torrey and Channel, bless you both. Looks like a couple of happy lapdogs too!

Seth Tyrssen
1 Years Ago

Now, that\'s a REAL hero.

Muriel Servaege
1 Years Ago

Thank you, Torrey and Chanel, for your big heart.

10 May 2017

I agree great people Torrey and Chanel need more NFL players like this to come forward and show compassion you both are wonderful human beings

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