The NFL announced Wednesday that it will adopt a new mascot for its players, a companion animal in the hospital wing.
It will be called The Companion Animal Hospital, and it will be featured prominently throughout the game, the league said in a statement.
“The NFL is proud to be the first professional sport to officially adopt a companion in the game’s entertainment and entertainment-related areas,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in the statement.
“We’re thrilled to welcome The Companion Animals Hospital to our stadium, and we look forward to sharing more exciting news about this new endeavor in the coming weeks.”
The announcement comes a day after the NFL announced a deal with The Animal Rescue Foundation to create a new animal rescue center in Indianapolis.
The Animal Welfare Institute is a nonprofit organization that works to rescue animals and promote compassion in the animal world.
The team is also bringing on an expert in animal behavior and rehabilitation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.