INDIANAPOLIS — On Tuesday, September 2, Indianapolis Colts players T Anthony Castonzo, CB Josh Gordy, G Jack Mewhort, OLB Daniel Adongo, S Dewey McDonald and Colts Co-Owner and Vice Chair Kalen Irsay visited with their four-legged fans during a trip to the Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane).
During their visit, Irsay and players toured the facility and worked alongside volunteers caring for the animals. The players shared how much they enjoyed the experience, especially since many of them are dog owners themselves or had dogs growing up. [WA1]
The dogs didn't steal the entire show, as Colts players spent time playing with IndyHumane's newest litter of kittens.
The players also delivered a large towel donation on behalf of the Colts organization, contributing to IndyHumane's great need for animal linens. Annually, the organization cares for more than 4,000 animals.
Earlier this year, Irsay, an animal-lover herself who owns a cat and two dogs, served as an honorary chair for the annual IndyHumane Mutt Strut fundraiser at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She served as grand marshal of the event in 2011.
This visit was a part of the team's "Community Tuesday" program, which engages players in community outreach events and programs on their only day off from practice.
Colts Co-Owner and Vice Chair Kalen Irsay and Colts players visited the Humane Society of Indianapolis on Tuesday morning.
About The Humane Society of Indianapolis
The Humane Society of Indianapolis is the leading voice for the welfare of animals and improving their quality of life. IndyHumane is the first choice in providing direct services for shelter cats and dogs, including adoption, foster home placement, behavior training, appropriate medical care and low-cost vaccine services. As the voice for the animals, IndyHumane brings together like-minded animal-focused individuals and groups to educate the public about animal welfare issues and concerns. For over 100 years, it's all about the animals.
A private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that receives no public or private government funding, the Humane Society of Indianapolis is Indy-based and independent, and is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments and adoption and service fees. For more information and current adoptable animals, visit www.indyhumane.org.