ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - It was back on Cardinals opening day we first told you about a friendly competition between the Animal Protective Association here in St. Louis and the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago.
Since April 8, the two groups have been locked in a heated fundraising battle called "Step Up to the Plate."
It runs until July, and the loser will be forced to give the next nine pets in their shelter the names of the opposing team's starting line-up.
Executive Director of the APA Steve Kaufman joined First @ 4 Friday with his friend Kaiden.
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You can also visit their website to make a donation.