Sports Stars Promote Spay It Forward Campaign

Top dogs in their respective sports, St. Louis Blues captain David Backes, Jake Long of the St. Louis Rams and Trevor Rosenthal of the St. Louis Cardinals have teamed up through Athletes for Animals to offer an assist to a campaign that will be a real game changer for animals in need. February is Spay/Neuter […]

David Backes Takes #SRDogTreatChallenge

Always ready to offer an assist to dogs in need, St. Louis Blues team captain/Athletes for Animals co-founder David Backes recently helped to take a bite out of the problem of animal abuse by taking the Dog Treat Challenge. Dog devotees can also help the paws cause– which was launched by Stray Rescue of St. […]

David Backes to Lead Team at Trails for Tails

Sports star David Backes, who leads his team to victory as the captain of the St. Louis Blues, will lead a pack of compassionate walkers as they make great strides toward creating a better future for homeless dogs and cats at the 16th annual Trails for Tails. Taking place on September 7th, the professional ice […]

Celebrities Named Best Friend Animal Society Ambassadors

Stars of the concert stage, sports arenas and the silver and small screen have joined Best Friends Animal Society’s list of celebrity ambassadors who are taking the opportunity to use the spotlight that their status brings as away to shine a light on the renowned animal welfare organization’s mission to Save Them All. The latest […]

Olympian David Backes Saves Sochi Puppies

The US Olympic ice hockey team may have landed in fourth place at the Sochi games, but one of its players has won a top spot in the hearts of animal lovers for helping the Russian city’s stray dogs. Whenever he steps off the ice, St. Louis Blues captain David Backes steps into his role […]

Olympians to Attend Athletes for Animals Fundraiser

They may be going for the gold on different teams at the 2014 Winter Olympic games, but regardless of who receives a medal in Sochi the members of the St. Louis Blues already have hearts of gold for helping pets in need. On March 16th Alex Pietrangelo (who was chosen for the Canadian Olympic ice […]

Barkin’ for the Blues to Raise Funds for Missouri Rescues

The St. Louis Blues will give an assist to two Missouri animal rescue organizations when they take on the Anaheim Ducks during Barkin’ for the Blues. Taking place December 7th at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, fans with a love of sports and Spots can add a tail-wagging member to their ‘home team’ in the […]

David Backes Launches Athletes for Animals

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes has assembled a team of doggedly devoted sports stars who are ready to ‘get in the game’ and help animals in need. On November 10th the NHL great and his wife Kelly mingled with the media at the Mandarin Lounge in St. Louis at a celebration of the launch […]

David Backes Promotes Strut Your Mutt St. Louis

An Olympic silver medalist with a heart of gold, NHL star David Backes recently stepped off of the ice and in front of camera to promote Best Friends Animal Society’s second annual Strut Your Mutt event in St. Louis, taking place September 28th. Doggedly devoted to paws causes, the captain of the St. Louis Blues […]

NHL Star David Backes Visits Best Friends Animal Society

Always willing to give an assist to pets in need, St. Louis Blues captain David Backes and his wife Kelly recently traveled to Kanab, Utah to visit Best Friends Animal Society. Well known for helping homeless animals in their community, the compassionate couple chose to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary by researching successful animal rescue […]