Ravens OT Ronnie Stanley adopts from local animal shelter

New Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley just made a lot of new fans, especially among the animal lovers. According to The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), Stanley visited the shelter looking for a dog that may have never found a home had it not been for the loving giant.

Stanley came in saying, “We are looking for dog that’s been here a long time and maybe not-so-adoptable.”

As a result, Stanley adopted a dog that had been in the shelter for six years.

“Beautiful Winter is a dog who has spent most of her six years of life falling into sad, unfortunate situations. She was found on a vacant property, on a hot day with no electricity, or open windows. She was dehydrated and extremely frightened. Winter has a long, hanging belly, mostly likely a result of over breeding–something we see far too often at our shelter. Due to her age, her belly is not something that will ever tighten up. Female dogs with such characteristics are often passed by in our shelter–but not by Ronnie,” the shelter wrote on Facebook.

Stanley was not worried about the appearance of the dog’s stomach.

“He was much more interested in getting lots of face kisses from Winter and falling in love, rather than being worried about the appearance of her tummy,” the page added.”What a great guy”

It’s great to see these stories.

Kudos to Stanley for adopting from a local shelter and adopting an animal that may have never had a chance to live in a caring and loving home. It’s nice to see there are some great guys in the world of sports.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to BARCS