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— April 16, 2019

A Baseball Great Goes to Bat for Pets

  • Tony La Russa's foundation has saved more than 40,000 dogs and cats, which operates programs in humane education and animal therapy, and helps low-income pet parents keep their companions.
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A Baseball Great Goes to Bat for Pets

The seeds of Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation were sown at Oakland Coliseum in 1990 when then-Oakland A’s manager Tony La Russa rescued a frightened cat who had wandered onto the field in the middle of a baseball game.

La Russa and his wife Elaine found that there wasn’t a no-kill shelter in the East Bay area—and ARF was born. Today, the group, based in Walnut Creek, California, has saved more than 40,000 dogs and cats, which operates programs in humane education and animal therapy, and helps low-income pet parents keep their companions.

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