Mark Buehrle is a former starting pitcher in the MLB for the Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays. Mark began his career with the Chicago White Sox in 2000, where he pitched a no hitter in 2007 and a perfect game in 2009. He was with the Sox for 11 and a half seasons, before he signed with the Miami Marlins as a free agent in 2011. He and his wife Jamie were able to start adoption programs in both cities, known as Sox for the Strays and Buehrle’s Buddies. Jamie and Mark are no strangers to the animal welfare world and have become active spokes figures regarding Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) along with many other homeless pet initiatives. They have helped save the lives of hundreds of dogs across the country and are excited to continue their work by using their platform with Athletes for Animals. Together, they are proud parents of two young children, Braden and Brooklyn and share their home with their 4 dogs, Diesel, Drake, Duke, Slater. Slater is their rescued American Staffordshire Terrier and also an aspiring therapy dog. Mark believes that Athletes for Animals will be a great platform for athletes and their families to come together and educate the public on the number of homeless pets in the country everyday and bring attention to BSL that discriminates against breeds of dogs solely on the way they look.