Nationals Pitcher Max Scherzer and His Wife, Erica, Will Cover Adoption Fees at Humane Rescue Alliance This Weekend

Humane Rescue Alliance needs to clear out its shelters to make room for animals rescued from Hurricane Harvey.

Erica May-Scherzer and Max Scherzer with some good dogs. Screenshot via YouTube.

To speed up the process of clearing room in Humane Rescue’s adoption centers to make way for Hurricane Harvey animals, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica May-Scherzer, are covering the cost of all adoption from Thursday through Sunday. (May-Scherzer is a member of Humane Rescue’s board of directors.)

The couple are active animal-rescue advocates, and appeared in a Humane Rescue public-service announcement earlier this year.

“Max and I wanted to help make space for the animals affected by Hurricane Harvey,” May-Scherzer says in a release. “By helping with adoption fees, it might make it easier to find homes for our current population of shelter animals, which will allow us to bring in many more relocated animals from Texas.”

Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.