Josef Newgarden, the youngest driver in the IndyCar series-is the latest athlete to join the ‘Show Your Soft Side’ campaign in response to the alarming incidence of animal abuse in Baltimore.
During the IndyCar series in Baltimore over Labor Day weekend, Best Friends Animal Society hooked Newgarden up with the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) and an anti-animal abuse campaign called ‘Show Your Soft Side.’
Aside from looking mighty-mighty-fine while posing with a kitten, he is a spokesperson for Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS); is the motorsports representative for BARCS and clearly a big believer in making a difference and encouraging others to do the same. Plus-he walks the walk. Seeing as he is a huge advocate of animal adoption and the spaying/neutering of animals rather than euthanasia, he went on to adopt the adorable kitten from the photo shoot.
“The prince has arrived.” Newgarden shared. “Thanks to @BARCS_SHELTER and @southwestair for helping facilitate the move. Supporting local animal adoptions is important to me, and Simba was a good luck charm to me in Baltimore this year for the @indycarofficial race. Happy to bring him into our family. Support @bestfriendsanimalsociety and your local shelters.”
This campaign features photo shoots with Baltimore athletes from the Ravens and Orioles with their pets.
Check it out on Facebook HERE.
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