During the holiday season the football star (who has an English Bulldog for a barking buddy) and his fiancee took a tour of Five Acres Animal Shelter and became fast friends with many the organization’s resident Rovers, including Phoenix.
A young American Bulldog/Lab mix who suffered from chemical burns on his back and a leg injury when he first arrived at the facility, Phoenix, who has been diagnosed with a genetic eye disease, is looking forward to a future in a home with a patient pet parent and no small children.
— Five Acres (@5_Acres) December 21, 2013
Far from the first sports star to show support for Five Acres, St. Louis Blues captain David Backes has highlighted a number of canines at the St. Charles, Missouri no-kill shelter through Backes’ Buddies, and now helps Five Acres and other animal welfare organizations through Athletes for Animals.
For more information:
- visit www.fiveacresanimalshelter.orgThe following video offers a virtual tour of Five Acres Animal Shelter:
Photo Credit: Twitter/Five Acres Animal Shelter