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Logan Ryan, wife trade wedding gifts for animal shelter donations

AP

Logan Ryan has a pair of Super Bowl rings and a big free agent contract, so he didn’t need a waffle iron.

So when the Titans cornerback got married in April, he and his wife asked that guest donate to a local animal shelter in St. Lucia instead of bringing gifts.

“When we got to St. Lucia we noticed on our drive all the stray dogs and cats on the street. It was very strange to us,” Ashley Bragg Ryan told ABC News.

Bragg Ryan is a certified professional dog trainer, so she was an easy mark for a stray dog wandered into their photo shoot after the ceremony.

“We were just having fun, having just gotten married,” Logan Ryan said. “We’re walking the streets, doing this photo shoot and this dog kind of chose us.

“The dog was following us and I was just worried about Ashley’s dress, because it was so expensive. It was Ashley who welcomed it, petting this dog — that’s just the type of person she is. When I saw she was OK with it, I was OK with it.”

Their photographer put them in contact with a local animal rescue organization, Help Animal Welfare, which was grateful for the donations.

“Running a rescue anywhere in the world is financially, physically, and mentally draining and it is impossible to do it without help from people like the Ryans,” their statement read. “It is so easy to see a problem and walk right past or continue scrolling through your news feed hoping someone else will deal with it. Not many people actually stop to see what they can do to help when faced with a situation like this.Their actions showed us how big their hearts truly are.”

And besides, they didn’t need a toaster anyway.

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9 Responses to “Logan Ryan, wife trade wedding gifts for animal shelter donations”
  1. brady2gronktd says: Jun 20, 2017 7:03 AM

    Nicely done Ryans!

  2. Indybear says: Jun 20, 2017 7:15 AM

    It has been said that a community/city’s character can be measured in the way it treats its animals. The same can be said for individuals, too. Awesome story and all the best to the Ryan family.

    Spay and neuter your pets!

  3. mysterytonite says: Jun 20, 2017 7:51 AM

    Thumbs up, very cool and generous of the Ryan’s to do this.

  4. darkgoody says: Jun 20, 2017 8:10 AM

    I saw the headline and thought do I have to like a Patriot now? Then I clicked on the story and realized thank God, he’s a Titan. Good for them.

  5. brwmstr says: Jun 20, 2017 8:44 AM

    nice

  6. tylawspick6 says: Jun 20, 2017 9:21 AM

    Pure class from an ex-Patriot.

    Good luck in Tenn, Logan. Thanks for the rings.

  7. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Jun 20, 2017 11:03 AM

    Great story, and I’m happy for the Ryans and that shelter, but I’m confused. If that story happened at the wedding, weren’t all the gifts already bought by then?

  8. SparkyGump says: Jun 20, 2017 11:42 AM

    Wonderful people.

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 20, 2017 7:11 PM

    I help run an all volunteer rescue in RI and it is very stressful and time consuming.

    Nothing but cheers for Logan and his wife !!!!!!!!

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