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Denis Shapovalov, Matteo Berrettini and the WTA Tour's Belinda Bencic visit the Humane Society of Greater Miami during the Miami Open.

Shapovalov Launches ShapoShelter To Help Animals Find Forever Homes

Canadian to amplify stories of animals in need

Stemming from his love and passion for helping animals, Denis Shapovalov has launched ShapoShelter to take his commitment to a new level. The Canadian's new initiative will amplify the needs of animal shelters by highlighting stories of dogs and cats in need.

"I’ve been supporting different shelters throughout the years," said the World No. 15. "I’ve got so many pets of my own, so I’m really excited to announce that I’ve put together a team and have started my own page called ShapoShelter, which is going to help out different shelters around the world promote their animals, both dogs and cats, and try to help them find new homes."

In its initial phase, ShapoShelter is a social media initiative and website designed to support the Humane Society of Manatee County, the Humane Society of Greater Miami and Adopta Un Amigo Para Siempre in Mexico City. As part of Miami Open Unites, Shapovalov recently visited the Miami facility alongside fellow stars like Matteo Berrettini and the WTA Tour's Belinda Bencic.

Working with friends Cornelius Haarmann and Nadia Abdala, Shapovalov is keen to expand his support to other animal shelters around the world.

"With ShapoShelter, we’re going to highlight the stories of these poor animals that can’t tell their own stories in hopes to find them new homes," he explained, "as well as tell the stories of all of these different shelters and different organisations trying to help these beautiful animals.

“Hopefully ShapoShelter can help find many more animals their forever homes and give them a chance to have a great life."

Fellow animal lovers can learn more about the Canadian's initiative at ShapoShelter.com and by following @ShapoShelter on Instagram and Twitter.