The Detroit Red Wings organization, its players, and its fans are the furthest thing from strangers to a good cause. In the two years we’ve been involved with H2H, I’m proud to say that we’ve raised just under $20,000 for Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Red Wings just announced that they’ve teamed with The Canadian Club to give $10,000 to the USO.
Something that hits close to home is animal rescue and safety. I grew up with dogs (and cats), worked on a television series about rescuing abused and neglected dogs, my wife and I are moving out of New York soon — and among the reasons at the very top of the list is so that we can have a large yard and rescue a dog (or 19).
When I heard about the Humane Society teaming up with Patrick Eaves, I contacted them immediately — as in, before I closed the browser window. I wanted to partner with them all season, in hopes to bring TPL’s fundraising ways to a cause that sincerely means the world to me. Sadly, we weren’t able to come together and make that happen, but I’d still like to urge everyone to spare a few dollars and help Patrick Eaves get out of the doghouse!
As of this writing, Patrick and his (outrageously massive) Newfie Rueben are about $3,000 away from their season-long goal. Anyone that loves their pet as much as Eaves does, and treats them (correctly) as a member of their family, has my vote.
If you have a few bucks to spare this month, consider giving to the Humane Society or your local shelter. Go now before I start relaying the awful, AWFUL stories I heard every day working at Animal Planet.
When you’re done, check out this adorable (and heartbreaking) video featuring both Eaves’ on the ice at Joe Louis.
screw patrick eaves. He should be out there beating up cab drivers and not going games or practice because he is nursing hangovers…like a real hockey player.
Instead of participating in charities and being a good person.
Thanks for the heads up, but please, for the love of god don’t tell those stories. On a related note, I had a dog that looked exactly like ruben, and if you are looking at shelter dogs and see a newfie, get him!
Great picture of two really handsome guys. (Yes, I donated.)
holy geez, that dog is literally substantially larger than i am. (donated)
Newfies are the best. I want one so much – but I know I couldn’t handle a dog that outweighs me by that much, and I don’t have the room to give it a proper home.
No need to tell me stories – my youngest sis is a vet, and she needs to know how animals are abused (including by dog-fighters) so she can recognize it, the same way a pediatrician needs to know how to identify child abuse. My family has collectively rescued seven dogs, three cats, and three rabbits (and I want to add to the dog total as soon as I can get the money to fence in my back yard so a pup can run free).