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Read more here at the NY POSTJeff McNeil and his wife, Tatiana, along with North Shore Animal League, made the introductions before Tuesday’s game against the Marlins. Jeff McNeil met the puppy when the Mets hosted an event with the Animal League before their July 26 game against the Pirates. After he homered in that night’s game, his attempt to convince his wife, Tatiana, to adopt the puppy went viral. The couple made the call to do just that.“First time one of the Mets has adopted from us,” Kathleen Lynn, the director of communications for the Animal League, said in one of the most adorable press conferences ever held at Citi Field. “We did it as like a feel-good moment. Of course you always hope that somebody will adopt, and as we always say, every time you adopt, you save two lives. The one you take home and the one you can rescue and put in its place. So we thank Jeff and Tatiana so much.”McNeil assured reporters that the Mets’ 10-1 record since he met Willow was only a coincidence, but a happy one at that. He did tell his wife, “If I get the puppy, I’ll hit more home runs.”
I am a sucker for dogs. I donate to North Shore to try to help animals out in need. My Cousin over at Metspolice created this shirt with all proceeds going to the North Shore animal league.