The Real Shelter Kittens of New York … Adopt One of These Cat-letes!

The Real Shelter Kittens of New York … Adopt One of These Cat-letes!

Are you ready for some CAT PUNS?

By Stacy Lenz

It’s the beginning of February and you know what means — the Big Game is here: the chips, the dips, the commercials, the amazing athletic prowess and the athletes’ sweet … furry tails? Yes, we are obviously talking about the only sporting event that means anything to us: The Kitten Bowl Live. Four teams of cat-tenders compete for the ultimate pinnacle of sporting cat glory: a chance to win the Kitten Bowl. But really, every cat that plays is a winner — all 100 cats that have participated in Kitten Bowl V have been adopted into their forever homes. Past Kitten Bowls have lead to the adoption of 10,000 animals through national Kitten Bowl Party adoption events with shelter partners across the country. (Visit to find a Kitten Bowl party near you.)

So what do the Real Shelter Cats have to do with The Kitten Bowl? Everything! Not only are they both a way to look at cute cats (which of course you want to do), but also the cats both come from North Shore Animal League America. In addition to supporting sporting kittens, North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization and leader in the no kill movement. And now, not to keep you from what you came here to do any longer (look at cute kittens, duh) meet your Real Shelter Kittens!

“My ego may be inflated but I’m in the spotlight now, honey.” - Tom Cat Brady

Tom Cat Brady is a 10-week-old domestic shorthaired kitten. This quarter-cat never misses a play on the field. Tom would love nothing more than you spend time watching the Kitten Bowl curled up next to you.

I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I'm furry!” -Rob Gron-cat-ski

Rob Gron-cat-ski is an eight-week-old domestic shorthaired kitten. This wicked player trains with a cat wand and a mini football.

“Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, I’ll still chase that cat toy.” - Feline Manning

Feline Manning is an eight-week-old domestic shorthaired kitten. Feline is known best for his pump fake plays. At the end of the day, he would love nothing more than to find a home of his own.

“I used to jump on tables, now I’m turning them.” - Mew Brees

Mew Brees is an eight-week-old domestic shorthaired kitten. Mew is a fan favorite, a big time competitor, and he never misses a game. He enjoys hanging out with his fellow cat-letes.

I always act like a kitten, but now I think like a boss.” - Brett Furve

Brett Furve is a 10-week-old domestic shorthaired kitten. Brett is a tiger on the field and knows what it takes to make a cat-astic play. He’s looking forward to the off-season where he can spend time with his family.

Diamonds aren't a cat’s best friend; catnip is!” - Tabby Romo

Tabby Romo is a 10-week-old domestic shorthaired kitten. Tabby loves to mouse around both on and off the field. This playful character will make a great addition to any home.

For more information on how to adopt one of these cute kitties, please visit and watch some football felines in the Kitten Bowl V, Sunday, February 4th at 12 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel.

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