December 24, 2020

Erica and Max Scherzer sponsor adoption fees at Humane Rescue Alliance

By haziqbinarif

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and Humane Rescue Alliance board member Erica Scherzer are helping make the season merry and bright. Through Dec. 31, the couple is generously funding the adoption fees for 11 special animals who have been in HRA’s care the longest.

The Scherzers are sponsoring adoption fees for the following animals: ·

Michelle (turtle), 388 days

Speedy (turtle), 383 days

Delfina (dog), 248 days

Lexy (cat), 153 days

Linus (cat), 107 days

Ethel (cat), 65 days

Beluga (rabbit), 75 days

Whitey (cat), 74 days

Oksana (cat), 62 days

Bean (dog), 51 days

Precious (dog), 51 days

“Max and I know this year and holiday season have been particularly challenging for many community members, and we hope covering the fees for these special animals will help even more people discover the benefits of the human-animal bond,” said Erica Scherzer, Humane Rescue Alliance board member.

“This is an extremely generous endeavor by Erica and Max,” said Stephanie Shain, executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Humane Rescue Alliance. “By allowing us to provide fee-waived adoptions, we hope to help these animals start 2021 off right – in a home with a family of their own.”

The fee-waived adoptions are offered through Dec. 31. Standard virtual adoption procedures apply for all adoptions. Animals currently available from HRA can be seen online at

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