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Rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley adopts a puppy from shelter

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Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

This past weekend, Baltimore Ravens rookie tackle Ronnie Stanley visited Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, Inc. With his girlfriend and teammate in-tow, Ronnie stated, "We are looking for a dog that's been here a long time and maybe not-so-adoptable".  BARCS submit this as his wonderful request on their Facebook.

Shortly after seeing the line-up, Stanley drafted a six-year-old pitbull named Winter. The pup was found around two months ago locked inside a room with nothing to eat or drink. Now she'll be well taken care of from a young, budding NFL talent.

A BARCS spokesperson by the name of Baily Deacon is quite excited with Ronnie Stanley and his efforts, "If big, strong, cool Ronnie chooses adoption, so will those who look up to him," said Deacon. "And the bonus here is that he didn't come in and adopt just any dog, he specifically asked for a long-term, hard to adopt pup. How cool is that?"

BARCS helps to take care of more than 11,000 unwanted, abused and stray animals each year. From dogs, cats, or even wildlife and exotic animals, BARCS never turns them down. BARCS is also a non-profit organization, and operating Maryland's largest open-admission animal shelter and pet adoption center.

If you would like to learn more about BARCS: baltimoreanimalshelter.org
If you are interested in adopting, but don't live in the Baltimore area, please do visit your local shelter.