Blues captain David Backes Flies 700 Miles to Rescue Dogs

This is Weezy, one of the lucky dogs staying at the no-kill shelter helped out by David Backes.

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes should have been an NHL All-Star, he certainly had the stats to make the team. But he didn’t and it’s a good thing for three dogs from Houston. According to St. Louis TV station Fox2 Now, Backes and his wife Kelly flew 700 miles during the NHL’s All-Star break to rescue three dogs and return them to a no-kill dog shelter near their house. The three dogs that Backes rescued are named Emmitt, Lincoln and Ernie.

It was a long trip but Backes didn’t mind spending part of his break helping these dogs from Texas.

“They have a really big stray population down there,” his wife Kelly told Fox2.

As for Backes, he says he is learning to be a pilot and uses flying as a way to relieve the stress that comes with being a professional athlete. To learn more about the no-kill animal shelter that Kelly and David brought these three lucky dogs to, click here.

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