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Nationals’ Max Scherzer is helping animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer in a Humane Rescue Alliance Public Service Announcement.
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer in a Humane Rescue Alliance Public Service Announcement.

In addition to being one of the best pitchers on the planet, Washington Nationals star Max Scherzer is an animal lover.

Earlier this year, Scherzer did a public-service announcement for the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C., and told the story of Glee, a stray dog that has one blue eye and one brown eye (just like Scherzer).

Scherzer, the former Mizzou star, and his wife, Erica, have two dogs (Bo and Rafi), and the couple is doing something to help animals that have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

According to Fox 5, the Human Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C., is taking in animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey, which has ravaged Houston and other parts of Texas and Louisiana. The shelter needs to make space for the incoming animals, so the Scherzers are paying the adoption fee of all animals in the D.C. shelter for a few days. That means anyone there with a good home can get a dog or cat at no cost.

That will make room for the animals that have been affected by the hurricane.

“Adoption fees range from $85 up to about $200 depending on the animal and the age of the animal,” Humane Rescue Alliance Chief Operating Officer Stephanie Shain told Fox 5. “But Erica and Max have pledged because they know how important it is we get these kennels empty and they are going to cover those adoption fees.”

Here is a look at one of Scherzer dogs:

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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