By Ron Matz

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Orioles and their furry friends are teaming up with The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) to help raise funds for homeless animals.

Shot last May at Camden yards, the 2017 Orioles pet calendar featuring your favorite O’s players with their pets has finally arrived.

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“The calendars are $15 and all the proceeds go right back to the shelter” says Jennifer Brause, the executive director of BARCS.

More than eleven thousand homeless pets come to BARCS each year.

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“Every single day we take in an average of 35 new animals” says Brause, “so we need a lot of support so we’re grateful to the Orioles organization for helping us with our work.”

On Saturday, six players, including Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy, Hyun-soo Kim, Kevin Gausman, Matt Wieters and Chris Tillman will be at BARCS, signing calendars from 11 am to 1 pm.

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“The entire Orioles organization has gotten behind us and supports what we do, it means a lot.” says Brause, “Obviously the Orioles are well respected in our community and for them to understand the work we do and support what we do is incredible.”