Real Underdogs: Phillies host four-legged fans to support pet adoption

Kim Glovas
May 25, 2018 - 2:16 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Citizens Bank Park is going to the dogs. Well, sort of. 

On Friday night, as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Toronto Blue Jays, some four-legged fans, or should I say friends, will be cheering on the home team.

It's called "Save a Pet at the Park.”

Gillian Kocher, of the Pennsylvania SPCA, says adoptable canines and felines will be at the park’s First Base gate wait for everyone attending the game to come and visit.

Kocher says not only will these pets be looking for a forever home; anyone who buys a 50/50 Friday night will also be supporting a great cause.

“The Phillies have been generous enough to donate half of the 50/50 sales to [the SPCA>," she explains.

Plus, it's Bark at the Park, which means fans can bring their own dogs to sections 306-310.

"We're just there to have a great time, and raise awareness about adoption of pets as well as the work we do to rescue animals from cruelty and neglect."

In addition, a caricaturist will be drawing pictures for dogs and their owners.