Pucks and Pups: In conjunction with several local animal organizations, including the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and PAWS, the Lightning will continue to host animal shelter awareness nights, called Pucks and Pups. Hillsborough County not only has the highest euthanasia rate in the state, but one of the highest in the country. Our goal in hosting these nights is to raise awareness for local shelters and encourage fans interested in a new pet to check out the wonderful animals needing homes at local shelters.
In addition, the Lightning will be sponsoring a pet adopt-a-thon on the plaza pre-game and collecting “animal needs items”, such as dog food, cleaning supplies and cat litter in a supply drive for local shelters.
Ruslan Fedotenko and his wife Debbie have visited the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for a tours of the facility. The couple has graciously agreed to serve as spokespersons for the Pucks and Pups events.