The second night in January is Shelter Night at the Sudbury Arena. The Sudbury Wolves face off against the Niagara Ice Dogs.
The Wolves have partnered with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to encourage hockey fans and the public to show support to end animal cruelty, and keep animals safe and healthy.
Donations of pet food or money will be taken at the arena during the game. Those who donate will have their name entered in a draw for a $50 gift certificate at Mr. Prime Rib.
The 2009 SPCA Animal Shelter Night last January raised over $300 and 1,000 lbs of food.
Donations remain in Sudbury.
Every year, hundreds of animals are abandoned or rescued by the SPCA. Over 500 animals have been adopted out by the organization so far in 2009.