A few dozen dogs and cats in Baltimore are now set up for a much brighter future thanks to a generous Eagle.
Torrey Smith, the Philadelphia Eagles’ newest wide receiver, and his wife Chanel, covered the adoption fees for 46 residents of the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter.
It wasn’t the first time Smith has taken part in the annual Pawject Runway adoption event facilitated by BARCS, now in its fifth year. But showing his true colors at the May 6 celebration, he certainly made history.
“Last night at the conclusion of the runway show, Torrey took to the mic to address the crowd. Each year he reminds us all what this glamorous and grand event is all about — raising money and awareness for Baltimore’s homeless, neglected and abused animals. It’s safe to say that Torrey’s spirited and full-of-heart conclusion to the show is always a crowd-favorite moment,” BARCS posted on Facebook. “This year, Torrey surprised us all with a special announcement. He explained that before the show, he and his wife Chanel were discussing what more they could do for all the homeless animals they spent time with backstage. They wanted to make sure that every single one of them had an adoption application by the end of the night.
“Torrey and Chanel decided that they would cover the adoption fees for every single cat and dog at Pawject Runway — 46 animals, wow!”