Barkin’ for the Blues, St. Louis, MO, Jan. 21, 2012

Fans of sports and Spots can give an assist to two Missouri animal rescues by cheering for their favorite team at Barkin’ For the Blues, an annual St. Louis Blues ice hockey event with a goal of scoring forever homes for Fidos.

On January 21, 2012 ticket holders will not only watch the Blues face-off against the Buffalo Sabres at Scottrade Center, they will also get the chance to meet adorable adoptables from two organizations which are close to the hearts of players Barret Jackman, who promotes pet adoption through the Barret’s Buddies program for Stray Rescue of St. Louis, and David Backes, who shines a spotlight on homeless dogs through Five Acres Animal Shelter‘s program, David’s Dogs.

Attendees can show their support for the rescues by bidding in a silent auction and purchasing special merchandise during the game, and fans can also get a great rate deal on tickets, with a portion of the purchase donated to either Stray Rescue of St. Louis or Five Acres Animal Shelter.

When: January 21, 2012

Where: Scottrade Center at 1401 Clark Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri

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Captain of the St. Louis Blues David Backes and his wife Kelly give a tour of Five Acres Animal Shelter (a no-kill facility) in the following video:

Barret Jackman of the St. louis Blues gives animal lovers a look at the construction of Stray Rescue of St. Louis’ new center in the following clip:

Photo Credit: St. Louis Blues

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About Grace Sydney

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.