When Chase Utley isn’t knocking balls out of the park, he’s trying to knock out animal overpopulation. The MLB all-star posed for a new “Adopt, Don’t Buy” ad with his rescued dog Jack, who was born in an animal shelter to canine parents confiscated from a dogfighting ring. Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes video of Utley talking about his love for animals:

The homeless-animal crisis is a cause very close to Chase and his wife, Jennifer’s hearts. They are both active with the Pennsylvania SPCA, and they started an annual event to raise money and awareness called Utley All-Star Animals.

Are you the ultimate Phillies Phanatic? If so, enter to win an autographed Chase Utley jersey! And, of course, join Chase in hitting a homerun for the 4 to 6 million animals who face euthanasia every year by always adopting, never buying.

Just keepin’ it real,
Sunny