I came across this story on SFGate.com and it really made me proud that Jarrod Cooper is a member of the Silver and Black.
At first you can dismiss stories like this as publicity stunts, but for all he has done in a cause he cares about, it just renews your belief that there are just as many athletes and people trying to do as much good as there is bad out there.
There had to be an opposite end to the barbaric brutality Michael Vick displayed torturing and killing dogs. Cooper exemplifies that you can be a warrior on the field or at your place of work and still give love and understanding to those less fortunate when not competing.
If that isn't the measure of a true man, I don't know what is.