Max Scherzer Sponsors Dog Adoption Fees at New Jersey Animal Rescue

New York Mets‘ ace, Max Scherzer, is giving back to his community.

Mets insider Pat Ragazzo tweeted that Scherzer and his wife Erica will sponsor all adoption fees for all dogs over 30 pounds who are adopted from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey through June 12.

The shelter currently has over 40 dogs in its care and shared that this “is coming at a time when we need it the most.”

Scherzer is a dog owner himself and was recently in the news following a dog bite.  The pitcher said it was a “non-story” and explained that his dog was in pain at the time and it would have no impact on his recovery.