St. Louis Rams Star Jermelle Cudjo Visits Five Acres Animal Shelter

BcA9tvOCUAAG1tISt. Louis Rams defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo recently had the opportunity to meet a team of dedicated individuals who strive daily to tackle the problem of pet homelessness.

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.


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

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.