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Backes, Jackman to Kiss Shelter Pets

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues, in conjunction with Stray Rescue of St. Louis and Five Acres Animal Shelter, presents the “Great American Pooch Smooch & Kitty Kiss.” Celebrity athletes David Backes and Barret Jackman of the St. Louis Blues, their wives Kelly Backes and Jenny Jackman, Mayor Francis Slay, and other notables, along with representatives, will be making sure every single adoptable pet in two shelters is kissed in a marathon display of affection.

Nestlé Purina PetCare will be making special Valentine’s treats available to give to the freshly-kissed pets.

The event takes place in two locations on Sunday, Feb. 10:

10-11:30 a.m.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis
2320 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Noon - 1 p.m.
Five Acres Animal Shelter
1099 Pralle Lane, St. Charles, MO 63303

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About Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Stray Rescue’s mission is to lead the way towards making St. Louis a compassionate city where every companion animal knows health, comfort, and affection, and no stray is euthanized merely because he or she has been abandoned, abused, or neglected. As part of our mission, Stray Rescue is out on the streets daily taking a progressive, proactive approach to establishing a permanent resolution to the stray companion animal problem through dedicated rescue efforts, sheltering, community outreach programs, education, collaborations, and the encouragement of responsible pet guardianship. To learn more about Stray Rescue, visit

About Five Acres Animal Shelter
Five Acres Animal Shelter is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization in St. Charles County, whose mission is to end pet homelessness, promote responsible pet ownership and advocate for animal welfare. We do not receive any tax dollars and rely on private donations and support from the community. We are the only no-kill shelter in St. Charles County and also serve the surrounding St. Louis metropolitan area. We focus on giving our shelter animals the best care, attention, and love they need until they find a family. Five Acres also has an educational program and pet food pantry. For more information about the shelter, please visit

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