Brewers fans can meet Hank Tuesday

Hank, the stray dog the Milwaukee Brewers have adopted for spring training. Image by Milwaukee Brewers

Brewers fans can meet Hank Tuesday

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Mar 16, 2014 - UPDATED: Mar 17, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers were bringing Hank "The Ballpark Pup" to his new hometown Sunday.

They're giving fans the chance to meet the lovable dog on Tuesday, but fans will have to get up early for the photo op.

The Brewers will let fans meet Hank if they make a purchase of a Hank t-shirt and other Hank-themed apparel and novelty items at Miller Park's Brewers Team Store early Tuesday meet the pup from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.

(Scroll through the media gallery to see the Hank gear.)

The team says 20 percent of revenue from Hank apparel items will go to the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Additionally, fans are encouraged to donate the following pet items to be given to local pet rescue groups:
- Canned or dry puppy, cat and kitten food
- Dog and cat toys (no stuffed toys, please)
- Dog and Cat treats
- Dog harnesses
- Cat litter
- Stainless steel food and water bowls

Fans can line up at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday outside the team store.

Hank's popularity has exploded in the last month.

The Brewers say he came onto the team's Maryvale, Ariz. spring training facility.

The team unofficially adopted him and became his caretakers before a family of a team executive adopted him.