Raising money for shelter animals through hockey
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - When you think of hockey, you typically think of a puck, not a pup.
Hockey lovers and animal rescuers are spreading the message that while you can’t buy love, you can rescue it. Both hockey and dogs were underneath the same “roof” for the fifth annual Pucks for Paws.
It’s a roller hockey tournament to help spread love and raise funds for animals in need. Southeast Missouri Pets executive director, Jenn Farmer told the story of one rescue, Buster.
“He came to us about a year and a half ago, because he had a bullet, gunshot wound through his face right here, and it was wide open,” Farmer said. “It was you know, horrifying to think somebody could do that.”
She explained Buster went through surgeries thanks to the donations from the community.
Southeast Missouri Pets is entirely ran on donations. Rob Kearns, a hockey player and organizer of the event, explained how he loved helping out Southeast Missouri Pets.
“It’s a huge deal for us, we are going to pass the $20,000 lifetime, and every single dollar we can donate to Southeast Missouri Pets, it gives another animal in that situation a fighting chance to find a home and at least be in a safe environment of the shelters,” Kearns said.
In case you’re curious, as of May 21, Buster is still up for adoption. You can contact Southeast Missouri Pets for more information.
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